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Forget Niagara Falls, you may have never heard of this waterfall

This image released on September 21, 2019, shows a view of Kalandula Falls in Angola’s Malanje Province. — Facebook/CTGN Africa

There are several places in the world that remain untapped by explorers however, some of them are coming to the limelight as people continue to push their passion for visiting new sites.

One of them is Kalandula Falls in Angola’s Malanje Province — one of the largest in Africa. The largest one is Victoria Falls with 1,700 metres in width.

The waterfalls lie around 400 kilometres (240 miles) east of the capital city of Luanda and are believed to be sacred.

This image released on January 25, 2021, shows a view of Kalandula Falls in Angola’s Malanje Province. — Facebook/Kamaono
This image released on January 25, 2021, shows a view of Kalandula Falls in Angola’s Malanje Province. — Facebook/Kamaono

The mesmerising aurora of the 400-metre-wide waterfall is felt as the water goes down and hits the rocks. To reach the top of it, one has to walk across an even field of large stones.

Nelson Andre, the director of tourism and culture in Kalandula, was quoted in a CNN report: “What the elders say is that in the past, the Kalandula Falls were a sacred place where rituals were performed.”

“It is not possible for a man to do what happens in these Kalandula Falls,” said Nelson Andre, adding that the water never dries up.

This image released on April 15, 2021, shows a view of Kalandula Falls in Angola’s Malanje Province. — Facebook/Viscura Internacional LDA
This image released on April 15, 2021, shows a view of Kalandula Falls in Angola’s Malanje Province. — Facebook/Viscura Internacional LDA

To enjoy at best, tourists need to go down a rocky trail for 30 minutes and then reach the Lucala River that feeds the fall. The scenery is so attractive that viewers would gather praise if they shared these moments on social media.

Pedro Francisco, a local guide who takes people down to the bottom of the falls every day was also quoted as saying: “You can come here with your problems and you forget all.”

The area is not fully explored as a tourist destination because of the lack of infrastructure and the tourists and locals are eager for a drastic change.


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