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Mutarazi Falls
   Manicaland, Zimbabwe

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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 Mutarazi River meanders along a plateau and makes a double leap down a sheer rock face into a forested valley. The upper tier is hidden from the viewpoint on the edge of the plateau, but is clearly visible from the valley floor. The falls are elegantly paired with another larger river that drops over a slightly taller and more voluminous waterfall called Muchururu Falls.

HISTORY AND NAMES


  • Also Known as: Mtarazi Falls
  • Mutarazi Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall

The falls are commonly spelled without the "u" at the beginning of the name, however we've been informed by a local resident that spelling it with a "u" is the proper way, although we must note that the Zimbabwean Government has a national park called "Mtarazi Falls National Park" so the issue isn't necessarily cut and dried.

Our thoughts


Mutarazi Falls is almost always claimed to drop just shy of 2500 feet in either one or two steps. Based on what we have uncovered, there is only one tier to the falls and though the rendering in Google Earth for this part of the world isn't terribly accurate, it appears physically impossible for this waterfall to be over 2000 feet tall. A study of Google Earth's elevation profile suggests that the 2499 foot figure often quoted would entail the entire elevation change from the lip of the plateau all the way to the floor of the Honde Valley.

Mutarazi Falls is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.

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Name of Waterfall Distance
Pungwe Falls 4.46 mi / 7.14 km

 

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