These falls are on Kalungwishi River on the Kawambwa-Mpolokoso Road (85km from Mporokosho) is a grandeur thirty metre-height and one hundred metres wide. There is a pleasant sandy beach below the falls. Lumangwe Falls is a miniature Victoria Falls: the smoke, the thunder, and the rain nourishing a small rain forest. It looks like a small Victoria Falls. These falls are quite magnificent by any standard. They’re a marvel in waterfalls in Zambia.
Down stream of the Kalungwishi River and about 5 kilometres is yet another waterfalls. It is called Kabweluma Falls sometimes referred to as Kundabwika. The river flows through a dambo (flat river plain) then drops in a steeply sloping gorge containing two small waterfalls. The main waterfall is twenty-five meters high and in the flood season it measures seventy meters wide. Below the falls there is a thickly wooded gorge and some schematic rock paintings nearby.
Kabweluma Falls exhibits such great beauty. In August 2004 while on a visit the World Bank Country Representative in Zambia Dr Nyanin was forced to remark, "My God, my God, why have we hidden this your wonderful creation from the world?" The access is in pristine wilderness. Dr Nyanin’s team had to cut their way through and this drew out the following exclamation from him, "access awful, beauty awesome." Lumangwe is 95kms from Mporokoso on the road to Kasama, the capital of the Northern Province.
The location is on the Upper Zambezi River in western Province. The waterfall is found near the Sioma Village on the Zambezi River bank. Although not very high, the volume of water thundering over the rocks is second only to the Victoria Falls. The full magnitude of these spectacular falls can be seen from Sioma Village.
The water cataract is on Nyambwezu River in the Northwestern Province. The waterfall has a 20-metre height. Nearby there is a rock shelter with Late Stone Age excavations and rock paintings. The falls is found on the Solwezi-Mwinilunga road about 204km west of Solwezi.
The Ng’ona River breaks into a series of water pools and rapids that culminat in the main falls about 30m high. Smaller waterfalls are found up stream of the river. The Ntumbachushi Falls are found between Kazembe and Kawambwa in the Luapula Province.
This very picturesque waterfall was believed to be a sanctuary of spirits. Chiefs are bathed in its water before they are installed on the throne. This was a way to cleanse them of bad luck and misfortune.
This cataract is in Central Province of Zambia near Serenge town at Kanono. The falls is on Kaombe River where the water drops 65m breaking into many veils of water spays.
The surrounding area is a spectacular scenic beauty. Visitors may swim in the deep natural pool at the foot of the falls and there is a camping site nearby.
The Chimanabwe River flows through attractive series of rapids and cascades over a distance of 500 metres. The total drop is about forty metres but no individual falls is more than five metres. These falls are near Chinsali near Old Leopard on the Great North Road
There are three successive falls with the upper one named Mutumuna Falls followed by Kevala and the Chishimba Falls. A thick rain forest is present on the top and the slopes of Chishimba Falls George. The mist from the falling water nourishes a rain forest on its western bank. These falls are on the Kasama-Mporokoso Road. The waterfalls host a hydro-electricity power station. The builders were very considerate. They didn’t disturb the original natural beauty.
Then there is the ultimate, the mighty Victoria Falls on the serene but wild Zambezi River that mark the boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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