According to Owen Muhenje, the young guide who shows you around this view-site, there are 38 falls that make up the Epupa Falls when the Kunene River is as full as it was during our visit. You can count them – Owen’s number was close. The main falls are on the right, where the spray is visible, and the campsites are just to their right, beneath the palms.
Usually when you think of Namibia, you think of sand dunes and parched desert, but at Epupa, with Angola just on the other side of the river, it’s like another country.
You can walk right up to the Epupa Falls. It’s stretched out over a distance, with 38 individual
falls across the width of the Kunene... the river rumbles and the waterfalls roar.
The best view is from the koppie just downstream from the waterfall. You pay R10 for this privilege, and it’s worth it. The nearer the sun sinks to the horizon, the more impressive it looks.
Where: 175 km from Opuwo.
(Note: Prices accurate in June 2010)
Koakoland: Cruise the tamer half
Kunene River Lodge