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ust a few minute's walk downstream from Epupa Camp—but out of earshot—you will find the Epupa Falls, a series of cascades that drop a total of 60 m over a distance of about 1.5 km, reaching a maximum width of 500 m. Originating from the Herero word for the spume created by falling water, Epupa is a fitting name for this fascinating sight.

Epupa FallsTo quote the Bradt Travel Guide, "Epupa Falls don't compare to Victoria Falls in scale, they are all the more beautiful for occurring in such an arid region." Nowhere else in the world do you find a waterfall contrasted with such wild, arid desert landscape. Watching the Epupa Falls and its white mists of water against the red colours of the surrounding desert and mountains during sunset, with a sundowner drink in one hand and your camera or binoculars in the other, is likely to make up one the most beautiful and memorable experiences during your trip to Namibia.

However, Epupa Falls is not just a great place to see and photograph. It is also a great place to go for a dip in one of the hundreds of natural pools gradually carved out of the rocks over millennia by the torrents of the falling water.

And even if you don't feel like a dip yourself, sitting back and watching the Himba people bathing, washing, and playing in the water is an experience in itself.

 
 

"Epupa Falls was the most pleasant surprise of our trip around Namibia."
   
- Brian McMorrow.