Kalambo Falls in Tanzania

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    “The land of roaring waterfall”

    Kalambo Nature Forest Reserve is in Kalambo District, Rukwa Region and has an area of 43,334ha. The iconic tourist attraction of the reserve is the Kalambo Waterfalls, which also serves as the border between Tanzania and Zambia. The waterfalls is the 2nd highest fall in Africa with a single drop of 250m.

    Besides the Kalambo waterfalls, there are attractions like the Kalambo Gorge at downstream of the waterfalls, a beautiful beach around Lake Tanganyika, a hot water spring at Kizombwe village, cultural attractions like Rungu Drama from Kalambo village and several archaeological resources.

    Ecotourism Activities

    The reserve offers a number of ecotourism experiences, including camping, picnicking, walking safari, filming, photographing, primate watching, swimming, meditation, research and sightseeing.


    The reserve can be accessed through a tarmac road from Mbeya via Sumbawanga Municipality or from Katavi Region. Both Mbeya and Katavi have modern Airports that service domestic air flights. Mbeya on the other hand can be reached by public bus transports from most parts of Tanzania and is also a main stop for the TAZARA railway.

    Other Tourist Attractions near Kalambo Nature Forest Reserve

    Other tourist attractions found near Kalambo Nature Forest Reserve are Lake Tanganyika, Katavi National Park. On the road from Mbeya there is  Mbozi Meteorite (Kimondo) found in Songwe Region.

    Where to stay during your visit of the Kalambo Falls in Tanzania

    Lodge options to stay near Kalambo Falls in Tanzania range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options include Isanga Bay Lodge and Liemba Beach Lodge among others. Contact us here for booking and reservation details

    Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice

    You will need to purchase the tourist visa. Many tourists prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.

    Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services

    Let’s view Tanzania will help you organize transport in Tanzania depending on interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to see in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.


    Supporting Facilities

    Accommodation facilities can be secured in Sumbawanga Municipality.


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      Visiting the Kalambo Falls in Tanzania will give you an opportunity to explore the falls as well as the local communities around the falls. The falls are also one of the most important archaeological sites in Tanzania. On top of the falls you there is as ite that appears to have been occupies throughout much of the stone Age and early Age period. The earliest tools and other remains discovered there may be over 300,000 years old, including evidence for the use of fire.

      Best time to visit the Kalambo falls in Tanzania is during May and June when waterfall has a high flow of water. But this depends on how much rainfall the region gets during its rainy season from January through April. The flow diminishes as the year progresses. Some of the locals say that around October or November, the falls probably won’t look impressive.

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      What is special about Kalambo Falls?

      Along the river is Kalambo Falls, a 725 foot (221 meters) high single-drop waterfall, making it the second-highest in Africa. Besides the stunning views, Kalambo Falls is an important archaeological site, with the earliest evidence of human habitation dating approximately 250,000 years ago until the present day

        How do I get to Kalambo Falls?

        Access can be via a dirt road, which is passable by 4X4, but for us, was via a guided hike from Kalambo Village on the shore of Lake Tanganyika.

          Where is the Kalambo Falls found?

          The impressive Kalambo Falls can be found in the Northern Province, 33km / 20mi from Mbala on the Kalambo River, which forms the border between Zambia and Tanzania. This spectacular jet of water falls in a single uninterrupted stream 221m / 725ft down into the gorge below and then on into Lake Tanganyika.

            How deep is Kalambo Falls?

            221 metres deep
            Kalambo falls is not only known in Africa as the second deepest fall, but also as a cultural site rich in archaeological resource. It measures 221 metres deep and uninterrupted waterfalls

              What is the second largest waterfall in Africa?

              Kalambo Falls, waterfall, the second highest uninterrupted fall in Africa (after Tugela Falls, South Africa), located on the Kalambo River near the southeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika on the Tanzania-Zambia border.

                Why book with Let’s view Tanzania your Trip to Kalambo Falls in Tanzania?

                Let’s view Tanzania is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Tanzania. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Tanzania safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Kenya, Botswana and Namibia.

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