Discover the spectacular Epupa and Ruacana Falls

We offer bespoke guide-led or self-guided trips to Epupa Falls and Ruacana Falls, two of the most beautiful waterfalls in Africa.

Many choose to undertake this trip as an add on extension before or after our Wildlife of Namibia Adventure.

Epupa Falls is a spectacular series of waterfalls on the Kunene River on the border of Namibia and Angola. The river is 500 m wide and forms a series of cascades over a distance of approximately 1.5 km. Epupa means falling water in the language of the local Himba people. The tallest single cascade of Epupa Falls is 37 m high.

Activities close to Epupa Falls include visiting traditional Himba villages, bird watching, excursions to see crocodiles and white-water rafting. Several baobabs grow near to the falls, offering excellent photographic opportunities (particularly at sunrise and sunset).

Ruacana Falls is located 135 km upstream from Epupa Falls, also on the Kunene River. It comprises a larger system of waterfalls than Epupa Falls, and is up to 120 m tall and 700 m wide when in full flood. It is among the largest waterfalls in Africa, both by volume and width.


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Adventure Rating: Relaxing

No strenuous trekking is required for this adventure or, if present, such treks are minimal and can be substituted for alternate activities.

Participants must be capable of walking on uneven ground and carrying a day pack with water, camera and appropriate weather protection.

Adventure Itinerary

Trips to these beautiful waterfalls are very flexible. You can choose to visit either Epupa or Ruacana Falls, or both, for a short overnight visit, or an excursion lasting several days. Accommodation nearby ranges from luxurious resort-style lodges to more basic camping facilities, so many options are available to fit all budgets.

Please email us to discuss your requirements, and we will develop a unique bespoke private expedition to fit your dates and suit your interests. Trips to Epupa and Ruacana Falls can start and end anywhere in Namibia.

Please email us for details for more information and to make bookings.

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Getting there

Trips to Epupa and Ruacana Falls can start and end anywhere in Namibia.

For getting to Namibia, many flight options from Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia route to Windhoek via Cape Town or Johannesburg. Some find it most economical to fly to Cape Town or Johannesburg, and then purchase separate low cost flights with South African Airways to/from Windhoek.

Simplified Map showing the location of Epupa and Ruacana Falls

What's Included

All transport during the itinerary
Professional guide
Accommodation (on a twin/double basis)
All main meals during the itinerary

Note: single room upgrade is available at extra cost

What's Not

International flights