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Lofoi, Chutes
   Katanga, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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CONFIRMED
This waterfall has been confirmed by the World Waterfall Database, has been mapped and its height has been approximated but exact measurements have not yet been confirmed.
The Rivière Lofoi winds slowly across the top of a broad plateau and makes a powerful plunge into a deep gorge. The falls drop down a layered rock face on the western edge of a massive escarpment called the Kundelungu massif.

HISTORY AND NAMES


  • Also Known as: Lofoi Falls, Chutes Kaloba
  • Lofoi, Chutes is the Official name of this waterfall


Our thoughts


Lofoi Falls is one of the larger waterfalls, both in volume and height, in central Africa. The falls are commonly claimed to be 1,115 feet tall. We had thought this to be a relatively accurate figure, but thanks to recent photos submitted by Thilo Kaiser, we're very skeptical of that figure. Both our interpretations of the photographs we were sent, and the elevation profiles we have access to point to the falls being in the vicinity of 540 feet tall. The one possibly explanation for this discrepancy, we feel, is the height is a derivation of a 'Meters of Head' reading by hydroelectric surveyors. Still, in spite of being half as tall as we had suspected, the falls remain on our Top 100 list.

Lofoi, Chutes is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.

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