Location: Ngonye Falls National Park

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Ngonye Falls National Park, mainland and island

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General Information

Quarter degree square: 1623D1

Country: Zambia


Altitude range: 1000 m

Annual rainfall: 551-650 mm

Location (short): It lies at southern end of the Barotseland floodplains

Location (detailed): National Park No. 20, Senanga District


Basalt dykes crossing the path of the Zambezi R. at the southern end of the Barotseland floodplains produce rapids and low waterfalls. The largest being the Ngonye Falls (Sioma Falls) which are cresent-shaped and drop 23 m into a short gorge. There are 24 sets of rapids between Ngonye and Katima Mulilo.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Location details: Ngonye Falls National Park.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=109, retrieved 25 July 2024

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