You have no doubt heard of Victoria Falls, but beyond this Zambian natural wonder are a further 14 waterfalls in Zambia and just as beautiful and some of the most beautiful of African waterfalls can be found in Zambia. Granted not as big as Victoria Falls but worth every effort to see them. Also if you have been wondering how many waterfalls are found in Zambia, then wonder no more as your not only get a list of waterfalls in Zambia, you also get names of waterfalls in Zambia and where they can be found on the map.
One of the 7 wonders of the world and the largest falling sheet of water is of course in my home country; Zambia. Victoria Falls is one of the biggest waterfalls in Africa and one of the most beautiful sights you will ever lay your eyes one. The whole world knows it by the name of Victoria Falls, but that’s not its original name. One that locals from either side of the falls use, whether you are visiting from the Zambian or Zimbabwean side.
This beautiful natural wonder is referred to by its original name of Mosi-ya-Tunya. This translates to “Smoke that Thunders”. If you visit while it’s in full force from the rainy season you will understand where that name might have come from, as the smoke(mist) created from the sheer force of flow can be seen sometimes 30 miles away. With this mist, sometimes I would recommend seeing Victoria falls mid-season or towards the rain season. This is because the visibility is poor with all the mist in the air. Not to mention you will get drenched!
14 Waterfalls in Zambia | The Best of Zambia Waterfalls Beyond Victoria Falls
1. Kalambo Falls
2. Kundalila Falls
3. Lumangwe Falls
4. Ngonye Falls
5. Victoria Falls
6. Chipembe Falls
7. Chipoma Falls
8. Chisimba Falls
9. Kabweluma Falls
10. Kundabwika Falls
11. Mumbuluma Falls
12. Mutumuna Falls
13. Ntumbachushi Falls
14. Nyambwezi Falls
Map Of The Waterfalls In Zambia
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I happen to see your waterfall post in my email and now I have to go and check out your other last for posts on Southern Africa countries. Looks like so many of the provinces of Zambia have stunning waterfalls.
Hahaa glad you enjoyed this one. Hope you feel just as inspired reading the others. So many amazing national parks with waterfalls in Zambia. You should definitely visit them. Hopefully I have provided enough fun facts about waterfalls and information about waterfalls for you to check them out. 😀
Oh my goodness! I expect to see only a handful of waterfalls, but this is an amazing list with so many beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing Looks like there are so many amazing Zambian rivers with waterfalls. 😀
Wow! These waterfalls look just as stunning as the Victoria ones! And I'm sure there's a lot less people around too! Also love the fun facts about waterfalls you have shared.
You are right, they are less crowded and just as awe-inspiring as Victoria Falls.
Wow So amazing pictures!!! Such a great list of waterfalls. Beautiful nature
Thanks for posting! We're going to Ethiopia for the month of Ramadan and hope to get here to see the waterfalls. My husband is considering a cruise to do it. Any tips on travel between the countries?
Ethiopia is nowhere near Zambia but the good thing is that you can get flights from Ethiopia to Zambia. Once you are in Zambia the world is your oyster. You have all of these falls to chase plus markets, safaris as well as neighouring countries like Botswana and Namibia which are only a few hours drive or 1-2hours on a flight. Great weather too!
Oh wow, so many beautiful waterfalls! How many days does one need to see all the 14/17 ones? Which one's your favorite?
Oh at least a month to do it properly. We do have internal flights if you have that budget and can do them quicker than a month but otherwise taking it slow and using various transportation including buses, trains and flights maybe shave that done to 3 weeks…careful though. Once you set your eyes on them you might not want to leave 😛
So I actually gasped as I read this post and viewed this photos – seriously! I am just DYING to get to Southern Africa and visit not only Zambia and Zimbabwe but also Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa! You look absolutely radiant sitting on the ledge. I am so envious right now! 🙂
There is something magical about waterfalls: a natural wonder in themselves! Interesting to reading about the various rituals observed such as the cleansing! Looks like Zambia has some of the largest waterfalls in Africa. Just beautiful.
Literally so breathtaking – each ANd every single One! Love the accompanying images of water falls too. Zambian waterfalls are just stunning.
Absolutely gorgeous, Zambia is definitely worth exploring. Had no idea Zambia has some of the most deepest river in Zambia. Victoria Falls looks to be the biggest falls in Africa.
Wow, I never knew there were this many. What an amazingly beautiful country, really would love to visit. Added to my list! Would love to learn the history of waterfalls in Zambia.
Amazing scenery! I love the level of detail you have covered in the information about waterfalls in Zambia. Just beautiful nature. Looks like largest falls in Africa, may just be in Zambia.
Zambia Victoria Falls is awesome! I have always wondered if is victoria falls in zimbabwe or Zambia. Looks like I now have to add other Zambia waterfalls to my list. I hope to visit this at least once in my life!
I have heard so many great things about waterfalls in Zambia! I am keen to check out Lumangwe falls too. All of these are all worth checking out. Looks like the north western province of Zambia is worth checking out.
Yes, so many of the top waterfalls zambia offers are just a treat and well worth adding to your list of places to check out when you visit Zambia.
WOW! I had no idea there were this many waterfalls in Zambia. I only ever hear of people talking about the big three. I have a lot of planning ahead of me! I work with a photography group and the company is paying for our trip to go get shots of the waterfalls. They weren’t specific on which ones so I started doing a bit of research. The article here was very helpful for me. If we were only able to visit 6 of the 14, which would you recommend?
Yeap, Zambia has so many hidden gems. The Victoria Falls is not the only show in town.
Thank you for this informative and well-written article. It is of great help for my upcoming trip to your Zambia. I have always wonder where is victoria falls in Africa. Looks like I now have my question answered.