Also known as Sioma Falls, being just outside the village of Sioma. These beautiful falls mark the transition point of the Zambezi Rivers’ flow from Kalahari sand floodplain to basalt dyke – the latter eventually contributing to the magnificent gorges of the Victoria Falls.
The horseshoe-shaped Ngonye Falls are mostly impressive because of the sheer volume of water that cascades over the staggered twenty metre drop. An interesting aspect is that the river flows underneath the rock on either side of the falls. It’s quite remarkable to stand upon them, feeling and hearing the underground flow.
Directly below the falls are a series of rapids that make for a good day’s white-water rafting offered by the nearby Maziba Bay Lodge.
The Falls provide great photo opportunities at any time of the year, but the optimum time is around June or July.