14 January 2013

Namibia: More Locals Attracted to Waterfalls

Ruacana — The Ruacana waterfalls attracted a sizeable number of visitors during the just ended festive season, especially on New Year's Day.

Commanding an impressive height of 120 metres and a width of 700 metres in full flood, the waterfalls are situated on the Kunene River in northern Namibia. While some visitors found this natural wonder to be breathtakingly beautiful and picturesque, others found that accessing this marvel of nature was a challenge for the physically unfit.

However, this did not put off the visitors who came from as far as Oshakati, Outapi, Onesi, Opuwo, Tsandi and Ongwediva.

Selma Endjala, one of the visitors who camped out here for the New Year's Day celebrations said the Ruacana waterfalls are one of the most beautiful places for one to spend New Year's Day with family or friends.

"I experienced nothing bad so far. Apart from the steps that are too long and tiring the falls are a great experience," she told this reporter.

Leena Nakuumba described the waterfalls as a first class attraction and hoped more people would visit, adding that more visitors would definitely create job opportunities for many young people in the area.

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