Angola is Home to Some of Africa’s Most Breathtaking Waterfalls

Muxima, Angola
Muxima, Angola. Photo by Jorge Sá on Unsplash

Angola is one of Africa’s most underrated countries, but it’s worth visiting for its natural beauty alone. It’s home to many breathtaking natural wonders, and its waterfalls are top of the line. If you happen to be a passionate waterfall chaser, here are three spots in Angola that you have to put on your bucket list.

Kalandula Falls

This dramatic set of waterfalls is located 360 km from Angola’s capital of Luanda and it’s one of the country’s top tourist attractions. Located on the Lucala River, Kalandula is one of Africa’s largest waterfalls by volume and it’s accessible via hiking paths and low-key lookout points.

Epupa Falls

Located on the border of Angola and Namibia, this breathtaking series of waterfalls was created by the Cunene River. They’re surrounded by a serene, unspoiled nature in the middle of a forest filled with fig trees, baobabs, and makalani palms, and you can explore it by joining a guided tour.

Ruacana Falls

At 120 meters high and 700 meters wide, Ruacana Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in Africa, both by volume and width. It’s located on the border of Angola and Namibia on the Cunene River, just like Epupa Falls.