Kembe Falls

by Mark H

Kembe Falls

Kembe Falls

In deepest darkest Africa on the border between Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo lies a superb double waterfall. Next to the rustic village of Kembe with its mud-brick huts and thatched grass roofs, the falls of the same name roar for 24 hours per day breaking the peaceful silence of the rain forest and gently running Oubangui River. The village children play in the stream joyously riding the currents dangerously close to the tumbling cascades.

Sadly, both countries have struggled with wars and a string of poor military governments and are difficult to safely visit. Meanwhile enjoy the somewhat aged (and scanned) photo of this beautiful location and waterfall.

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May 22, 2018
Spent night here
by: David Howe

I drove through Africa in 1973-74, from London to Kenya. On my way I drove from Bangui to the Kembe falls all in one day, arriving after dark. I could hear the water rushing and see it in my head lights, so pitched my tent on the edge. Awaking the next day to wonderful sight of these fantastic water falls. I spent a few hours with my feet in the water, before moving on to Bangassou and crossing over the river into the Congo.

Feb 04, 2015
I Love the beauty of waterfalls...
by: Sam joe

I love the beauty of waterfalls and I love those at Africa very much. The pictures of the Kembe waterfalls posted on the page are superb. Thank you so much for posting the location of the waterfall. Next time I will surely visit this place.

May 08, 2014
More info?
by: Anonymous

I am interested in this topic and would like to find out some more information as my friend need information on this topic. Do you have any other articles about this?

May 31, 2012
Kembe Falls is on the Kotto River
by: Dan Weston

Love your picture of Kembe Falls. Looks like the mid-rainy season? I was in Kembe for two years, and loved to swim and have lunch there.

One correction: Kembe Falls is on the Kotto river, not the Oubangui.

May 17, 2009
Natural beauty and War
by: Anonymous

It is sad that nature's beauty should be inaccessible because of man's craving for power.

A visit to Kembe Falls would have been a visit to Paradise by nature lovers. The gushing sound of waterfalls, the cascades, the luscious green surrounding are heaven except for this mad love for power, terror, war, and suppression of the poor.

Can't we live in peace enjoying the serenity of nature?

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