Africa Waterfalls - Zambia, Morocco, Uganda, Kenya

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Africa Waterfalls are one of the most underappreciated aspects of Nature in the so-called "Dark Continent." Sure the word Africa conjures up wildlife safaris, the Sahara, and even political and humanitarian turmoil. But outside of Victoria Falls, there aren't a whole lot of people who know much or anything about the continent's other fabulous waterfalls.

That's where we come in.

We've made a point of supplementing (within reasonable cost and logistics) our obligatory wildlife safaris, Moroccan medinas, and Egyptian temples with waterfalls. And we're not just talking about Victoria Falls. We've also visited other somewhat famous waterfalls like Murchison Falls in Uganda and Cascades d'Ouzoud in Morocco. Moreover, we've visited waterfalls that are off the beaten path and are on the cutting edge of tourism in regions that were previously overlooked or ignored such as Kalambo Falls, Kabwelume Falls, and Sipi Falls. Or, we've explored places that were well visited but mostly unknown to foreigners such as Sources Oum er-Rbia and Cascades d'Akchour.

Indeed, Africa features some of the best wildlife left on the planet, some of the rawest and undeveloped scenery to be found, some of the most culturally and historically rich and contrasting civilizations, and some of most generous and friendly people (even while facing some extroardinarily trying conditions or situations). And while visiting the continent is not for sissies, there's no doubt that a trip there will change your life, change your perspective on the world, and make you appreciative and grateful for things you already have as well as embracing the diversity of the world as a whole.

We hope to be fortunate enough to visit many more African waterfalls in more countries, and share our experiences with you...

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Some of the waterfalls in this region were considered amongst our favorites and thus have made one or more of our top 10 lists. To see which of these lists have featured waterfalls from this region, see below!

Top 10 Waterfalls of the World

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Below are the waterfall subregions that we've been to. Click on a subregion for more details about the area and its waterfalls.

Thomson Falls Kenya: This country (along with Tanzania) perhaps embodies the Africa of legend with some of the best wildlife sightings on the planet. However, Kenya's landscape is also diverse with tall mountains (like Mt Kenya and the Aberdares), equatorial forests, the Rift Valley, sandy beaches, deserts, and waterfalls. It's not often you get to include a waterfall or two on a safari itinerary devoted to the legendary East African wildlife, but the country's natural diversity makes it possible.

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Cascades d'Ouzoud Morocco: This long country pressed between the high mountains of the Atlas and Rif Ranges, the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Sahara Desert, featured a bewildering array of contrasts both culturally speaking as well as naturally speaking. We were fortunate to experience much of this diversity just by sampling some of the waterfalls here, which themselves could be found next to blue medinas or cutting through red cliffs. Indeed, I'm sure if it was as richly rewarding for us to go waterfalling here, it's surely going to leave you with a lasting impression as well...

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Murchison Falls Uganda: This country has seen its share of turmoil, but fortunately its reputation of instability has since long been outdated. One of the driving factors of the country's resurgence is tourism. And with the relative low population density, ecosystems many years into recovery, and a wide variety of landscape features, visitors adventurous enough to experience such delights like sightings of critically endangered gorillas, the skyscraping Rwenzori Mountains, and waterfalls in places that have yet to be crushed by mass tourism and overdevelopment will be richly rewarded with unforgettable sights and experiences in the heart of Africa.

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Kabwelume Falls Zambia: This large, odd-shaped country (kind of like a bent sideways figure-8) features a share of the continent's signature waterfall (Victoria Falls) while harboring spectacular waterfalls that have still yet to be discovered by the rest of the world. Indeed, visiting its many waterfalls is an exercise in going off the beaten path (and partaking in some serious adventure), but such efforts are richly rewarded with incredible nature and a chance at seeing the real Africa...

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Are you researching for an upcoming trip to this region? We've got additional information concerning non-waterfall attractions, our own travel stories, reviews of books and maps, or even writeups concerning the logistics of what it takes to come here and what to expect! Check out the following links...

Male Lion Africa's Other Attractions: There's more to the this continent than waterfalls. If you're curious about the other natural attractions or you're suffering from fatigue of Africa Waterfalls, have a look! [read more]

Maasai tribesmen dancing Africa Travel Stories: Read about the stories behind the World of Waterfalls. See Africa through our eyes while becoming more informed about this beautiful continent. In this section, you will find travel journals that will leave you laughing, smiling, curious, or just about all the emotions you'd expect when you're traveling to an unknown place. [read more]

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