16. Epupa Falls

The Epupa Falls are on the Kunene River on the border between Angola and Namibia. The Kunene river is half a kilometre wide where it drops in a series of waterfalls spread over a distance of 1.5 km. The name ‘Epupa’ is a Herero word meaning ‘foam’, in reference to the foam created by the falling water.

Despite being difficult to reach (a 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended to reach the falls), the Epupa falls are a major visitor attraction in Namibia, because of the largely unspoiled environment, with fig trees, baobabs, makalani palms, and coloured rock walls framing the falls.