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Skip Victoria Falls - this is the most beautiful falls on the Zambezi river

Very few people know about the Ngonye Falls and it gets very few visitors, making it even more of a jewel. Not nearly as high as Victoria Falls, but the volume of water is... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very few people know about the Ngonye Falls and it gets very few visitors, making it even more of a jewel. Not nearly as high as Victoria Falls, but the volume of water is enormous. The falls are located a just south of the village of Sioma, the thundering waterfall is an exciting day trip. Although sometimes best seen by... More 

Thank HenrietteK007
Livingstone, Zambia
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Reviewed 5 December 2015

Many times I heard that the Victoria Falls are not really worth visiting when the Zambezi level is very low. There is an alternative and it is easy to reach from Livingstone. Just a 4 hours drive upstream you find the Sioma Rapids / Ngonye Falls. A hidden gem only 1km away from the tarmac. The walk is very easy... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

We had an excellent stay at ngonye falls. The campground is great, each spot has its own flushing toilet, shower, fire ring and even table & bench. Fred, the caretaker is great. He will heat water for your shower and even start your fire. You can walk to the river in 5 minutes, super soft white sand and pretty rocks.... More 

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Lusaka, Zambia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014

It's a nice place that can even allow you to meditate on important things in your life such as who created these falls is it by creation or they just came accidentally

Thank watchenry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2012

More than worth to visit ! Hidden nearly unknown waterfalls - fascinating scenery. You can get there via boat cruise or - depending on water level - via walking with guides. Amazing and breathtaking view to see the width of the falls. Very good reachable now - Raod from Kabula Lodge to Nghonye falls is nearly finished - only 14... More 

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Lusaka, Zambia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2011

(Also known as Sioma Falls ) Excellent falls - even in low water. Not too many places to stay - Sioma Camp is the best and you can hire their speed boat also. Worth it for the views of Falls with absolutely no one around

Thank Red-110

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