10 RO­MAN­TIC WA­TER­FALLS IN AFRICA

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The word Africa con­jures up many things e.g. the Sa­hara, wildlife sa­faris, etc. But wa­ter­falls are the real ro­man­tic as­pects of na­ture that are lo­cated all across this con­ti­nent. Dis­cov­er­ing the beau­ti­ful wa­ter­falls are a great way to go when you are plan­ning your jour­ney with your loved one.

Fol­low­ing are 10 ro­man­tic wa­ter­falls in Africa:

1. VIC­TO­RIA FALLS

No doubt Vic­to­ria Falls is the most pop­u­lar water­fall in Africa. Lo­cated on the Zam­bezi River, this water­fall is a breath­tak­ing sight for sore eyes. It forms the bor­der be­tween Zim­babwe and Zam­bia. It is con­sid­ered to be the largest water­fall in the world with a length of over one kilo­me­ter and a height of over hun­dred me­ters.

2. BLUE NILE FALLS

Si­t­u­ate­din Ethiopiaon the Blue Nile river, the Blue Nile Falls is an­other beau­ti­ful water­fall that mea­sures a height of 35-50 me­ters. It is also named “Tis Abay” in Amharic, which means “smok­ing wa­ter”. The va­por it creates plunges into the gorge, which is pretty amaz­ing sight to see.

3. TUGELA FALLS

Lo­cated in the Royal Natal Na­tional Park, Tugela Falls is the sec­ond high­est water­fall on Earth. Af­ter a heavy rain, Tugela Falls can be eas­ily seen from the main road into the park. It can be vis­ited by walk­ing two dif­fer­ent trails.

4. OUZOUD FALLS

Ouzoud Falls is known as one of the most beau­ti­ful, ro­man­tic, and sur­pris­ing at­trac­tions in Morocco. The view it pro­vides is a mix­ture of red sand­stone and power wa­ter­falls which is noth­ing short of scenic. It is def­i­nitely a price­less view that is worth rel­ish­ing.

5. OWU FALLS

Lo­cated in Ifelo­dun, Kwara, Owu Falls is the most spec­tac­u­lar and the high­est nat­u­ral water­fall in West Africa. The wa­ter­falls are sur­rounded by mag­nif­i­cent hills and a beau­ti­ful nat­u­ral am­bi­ence, which make sight­see­ing anun­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence.

6. GURARA WA­TER­FALLS

Gurara Wa­ter­falls is lo­cated on the road be­tween Minna and Suleja in the Niger State. With a sheer drop of 30 me­ters, the wa­ter­falls span 200 me­ters across. The sparkling wa­ter fall­ing into a pond some 20 me­ters be­fore re­turn­ing to seren­ity is a purely mar­velous sight.

7. FARIN RUWA FALLS

Itis one of the tallest wa­ter­falls in Nige­ria that pro­vides a spec­tac­u­lar sight. Split across three tiers, this water­fall is sur­rounded by arich for­est which makes it a haven for eco-tourism.

8. KALAMBO FALLS

Lo­cated on the Kalambo River, Kalambo Falls lies be­tween two coun­tries, Tan­za­nia and Zam­bia. It is the sec­ond high­est free-fall­ing water­fall in Africa. It is also one of the most im­por­tant sites in Africa, ar­chae­o­log­i­cally.

9. LUMANGWE FALLS

Lo­cated in north­ern Zam­bia on the Kalung­wishi River, Lumangwe Falls is an­other amaz­ing water­fall in Africa. Un­like the Kalambo Wa­ter­falls, Lumangwe Falls is the largest water­fall within Zam­bia. It is also of­ten mis­taken for the Vic­to­ria Falls.

10. WLI WA­TER­FALLS

Wli Falls is lo­cated in the Volta Re­gion of Ghana, at about 20 kilo­me­ters from Ho­hoe. Not only is this water­fall ar­gued to be the high­est water­fall in West Africa, it is also un­doubt­edly the most im­pres­sive water­fall in Ghana.

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