Northern Province Water Falls

Kalambo Waterfalls

The Kalambo Falls are nearly twice as high as the Victoria Falls and are the second highest uninterrupted waterfalls on the African continent at 235 meters high. The Province is also the Source of Africa’s’ longest river the mighty Congo River in Mbala District.

Kalambo Falls is 33 Km from Mbala, turning left before Chiyanga village on the northerly direction. The site is on the edge of the Lake Tanganyika on the southern corner of the lake’s rift valley. The falls are 8 km from the estuary of Kalambo River into Lake Tanganyika at which point the river forms the boundary between Zambia and Tanzania. At this point, the Kalambo River drops 212metres in a sheer vertical fall into a deep rocky gorge. The river then winds its way westwards to the Great Rift Valley Lake, Tanganyika, the second deepest fresh water body in the world. Kalambo waterfalls are the second highest uninterrupted waterfalls in Africa and 12th in the world. Besides the natural beauty, Kalambo falls is also a very important archaeological site. The site also represents the extraordinary long history of human development and existence as was shown in the excavations undertaken in 1950s.


Lumangwe Waterfalls

Located on the Kalungwishi River, 84 km from Mporokoso on the Mporokoso- Kawambwa road, about 55 km from Kawambwa and 10 Km east of Kalungwishi Bridge (Chimpempe pontoon) in Mporokoso district, the Lumangwe falls is one of the three main waterfalls on the Kalungwishi River, on the western plains of Lusenga Plains National Park. They have the second longest curtain of falling water after the Victoria Falls- about 150 meters wide and 30 meters high. Indeed, a must see miniature Victoria Falls with a pleasant sandy beach at the foot of the falls.

Kabwelume Waterfalls

Kabwelume Waterfalls is also situated on the Kalungwishi River, 84 Km from Mporokoso on the Mporokoso-Kawambwa road and about 6 Km off the Lumangwe falls road on the eastern side of Chimpempe pontoon. Despite the remote location, Kabwelume falls is undoubtedly one of the conspicuously most attractive and scenic waterfalls. It is hard to describe the beauty of Kabwelume waterfalls and photos cannot do justice either. Kabwelume falls is a multiplicity of several cataracts, rapids and waterfalls. The first is a curving curtain of white and green about 20 meters high and 75 meters wide with a deep pool at its foot which flows over a second stage fall, perhaps another 20 meters.

Kundabwika Waterfalls

The site is located in Kaputa District on the Kalungwishi River, about 110 km from Mporokoso District.  It can be accessed either from Mporokoso or Kaputa at 09 13’S and 29 19’E, Kundabwika Falls is about 25m high and about 70m wide, especially during the flood season.

The dissected terrain is of a geological, geomorphological and hydrological feature of outstanding significance in both scientific and aesthetic values. The flora is in pristine condition and the site was declared a national monument in 1964.

Here at Kundabwika, north east along the access road is an elaborate schematic Rock Art Painting in red color and believed to have been executed by the Iron Age settlers.

Chishimba Waterfalls

Chishimba Waterfalls National Monument site is located 35 kilometers from Kasama along Kasama- Mporokoso road on Luombe River. The Chishimba falls is an integral legend of national significance as the site has three successive spectacular waterfalls, (namely, Mutumuna, Kaela and Chishimba), separated by a distance of less than 300 meters from each other. Chishimba Falls is the second most visited after the mighty Victoria Falls, attracting over 3500 local and foreign tourists annually. It is an icon for tourism activities such as education, picnic, adventure and recreation, cultural and religious retreats.