Chishimba Falls Zambia

Chishimba Falls Zambia

Chishimba falls is Fed by the Luombe River, Chishimba Falls are actually a combination of three successive falls, incorporating Mutumena Falls and Kaela Rapids as well as Chishimba itself. The spot is situated about 33 km from the town of Kasama, in the Northern Province. The impressive main part of the falls is around 20 meters high.

On the Eastern bank of the river just above the falls is a campsite. There is a rainforest on the Western Bank. There are various trails and viewing points around the falls.

The Bemba people regard the Chishimba Falls as one of the most sacred places of power. The nature spirit Chishimba resides in the cave below the falls which is a place of prayer and honor. No insults, curses, words of vengeance, or hatred may be uttered in the vicinity of the cave. You can walk behind the falls into this cave.

There is a hydroelectric diversion canal at the falls which helps provide power to Kasama and other neighboring villages.

Mutumuna is above the Chishimba Falls and it is believed the spirit of Mutumuna resides here. The High Priest of Mutumuna is Chitemenwe who makes regular offerings. Because of the sacred nature of the Falls no sexual intercourse, arrogance and quarrelsomeness is allowed in the vicinity of the Falls

How to get to Chishimba Falls Zambia

Chishimba Falls is a waterfall located in Zambia. It is part of the Luombe River, which runs 7.2km from the Chilubula Mission in Kasama District. Location directions: Drive from Kasama center on the M3 westbound for about 24km, then take the junction to the D20 road.

Travelers have to first travel to the Kasama town which is 860 km from the main capital Lusaka and Chishimba falls is about 20-30 minutes’ drive west from Kasama on a mix of tarmac and unsealed roads.

Where to stay at Chishimba falls Zambia

JMV apartments

This place has state of the art facilities, the service is exceptional and the members of staff are friendly the ambiance is amazing. Very ideal for business traveling and short vacations. The place is worth your money. If you are in Kasama you need to stay at JMV apartments.

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