Kalambo Falls - Highest In Zambia And Africa

Kalambo Falls, the highest in Zambia flows off the high plateau and down into Africa’s Great Rift Valley.


Lying across the Kalambo River, on the border between Tanzania and Zambia, is the second highest waterfall in Africa and it was first sighted by explorers outside Africa in about 1913.

The Kalambo Falls is in Northern Province, 33 kilometres from Mbala on the Kalambo River which forms the border between Zambia and Tanzania. Not only are the Falls highest in Zambia but in Africa as well and also they are the twelfth highest in the world!

The Falls, in a single uninterrupted stream goes into a 221 metres (About double the height of Victoria Falls) height down 

Kalambo Falls

into the gorge below and then into Lake Tanganyika. The width of the falls is 3.6 to 18 metres.

It is also believed that just above the falls, by the side of the river, there is a site that appears to have been occupied throughout the Stone Age and early Iron Age for the past over 300,000 years. 

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