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Quedas de Calandula

Calandula, Angola

This horseshoe-shaped waterfall is the second-largest on the African continent. 


The second-largest waterfall on the African continent is still a hidden gem due to Angola’s closed-off policies and past years of civil war. Quedas de Calandula, or Calandula Falls, can be enjoyed with minimal tourists, something that is unheard of for a natural wonder of this scale.

This massive, horseshoe-shaped waterfall measures 105 meters (344 feet) high and 400 meters (1,300 feet) wide. It’s located along the Lucala River, a tributary of the Cuanza River, the country’s largest.

They are located in the Malanje province of Angola, which is home to Cangandala National Park and the Luando Nature Reserve, which has played an important role in the preservation of the giant sable.

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