About Ruacana Falls
Namibia isn't lacking in the natural attractions department. Ruacana Falls tumble from the Kunene River near Ruacana in northern Namibia. A visit to the falls (when it's in full-flood) will have you scoping out the site's 120 m high and 700 m wide drop of water, making it one of the largest waterfalls in Africa.
Photo by ImperatoM
Even though Namibia is known for its arid climate, Ruacana Falls exists despite the odds - it's got the Kunene River to thank for that. The Kunene River is the only river in Namibia that's given the area waterfalls.
Photo by Oshilumbu5
Namibia is home to natural, cultural and historic gems. The area around Ruacana Falls is where you can find Himba people who call this strech of earth home.
Photo by Rubend Nazario
As you can imagine, Ruacana Falls is a brilliant spot to enjoy adventure activities. If you're up for a fast-paced activity, then sign up for an afternoon of canoeing or white-water rafting - it's a great way to enjoy a different kind of safari experience. Keep your eyes peeled and waterproof camera close, you may spot a sleepy croc crossing your path.
Photo by Foundert
Where is Ruacana Falls exactly? Well, from southern Africa, make your way up Africa to Namibia's northern border - if you hit Angola you've gone too far. The Kunene River is actually the thing that separates Namibia from neighbouring country, Angola.
Photo by Rtevels
To get to the falls from the Namibian side you'll find your path leading through Outapi. Here you can enjoy more than just the majesty of the falls, you can enjoy the area with hiking and biking trails, a visit to the Outapi war museum and a visit to the Omukwa Ombalantu Baobab Tree. The area is absolutely beautiful with the surrounding rock formations, vibrant colours of nature and scattering of trees.
For a taste of Namibia's Kaokoland, and the remote wilderness that calls it home, you won't want to miss an opportunity to experience Ruacana Falls.
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