Kalambo Falls ,Sumbawanga, Mbala ,Tanzania ,Africa


The Kalambo Falls on the Kalambo River is a 772-foot (235 m) single-drop waterfall on the border of Zambia and Tanzania at the southeast end of Lake Tanganyika. The falls are some of the tallest uninterrupted falls in Africa (after South Africa's Tugela Falls, Ethiopia's Jin Bahir Falls and others). Downstream of the falls is the Kalambo Gorge, which has a width of about 1 km and a depth of up to 300 m, running for about 5 km before opening out into the Lake Tanganyika rift valley.
This is multiple times exceeded by Kalambo Falls - a 221 - 235 m tall waterfall with a single plunge. Initially explorers were convinced that falls are more than 300 m tall but the measurements in the 1920s gave more modest result - a bit more than 200 m. In 1956 there were made more exact measurements by J.W.Clayphan, Department of Surveys and Lands, Northern Rhodesia - he obtained 221 m height. Later measurements give more impressive height - up to 235 m.
Kalambo Falls are considered to be the second highest uninterrupted waterfall in Africa after Tugela Falls (South Africa). This seems to be exaggeration: for example, Jinbar Falls in Ethiopia have even taller, at least 500 m tall plunge.
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