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Ruacana Falls

Ruacana Falls are waterfalls located near Ruacana on the Kunene River in Northern Namibia. The waterfall is 120 meters (390 ft.) high and 700 meters (2,300 ft.) wide in full flood. It is among the largest waterfalls in Africa, both by volume and width.
The falls cascade down a 120m drop just 15km from the town of Ruacana. Due to the Calueque Dam across the Angolan border however, the falls are but a fraction of their former glory. The riverside is dotted with quaint lodges offering a variety of water sports on the Kunene River while the Ruacana Hydroelectric plant has three turbines conducting approximately 240 megawatts of electricity. When the area does receive good rains the Ruacana may briefly relive its former grandeur.

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