Kalambo Falls

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Kalambo Falls is part of the Tentative list of Zambia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Kalambo Falls is a mixed site with the second deepest waterfall in Africa and a significant archaeological site demonstrating one of the longest histories of continuous human occupation in sub-Saharan Africa, a more than 100,000 year period from the Early Stone Age until modern times. Kalambo Falls is situated on the Tanganyika Rift Escarpment near the southeastern corner of Lake Tanganyika, and is surrounded by lush vegetation, including ferns, wild bananas, and elephant ear grass. The archaeological site contains a wide range of tools and artefacts from the Stone Age and Iron Age, as well as evidence of the systematic use of fire as early as the Middle Stone Age, approximately 60,000 years ago.

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Full Name
Kalambo Falls
Country
Zambia
Added
2009
Type
Mixed
Categories
Natural landscape - Rivers, Wetlands and Lakes
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By ID
2009 Added to Tentative List

Unesco Website: Kalambo Falls

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