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Epupa Falls (also known as Monte Negro Falls in Angola) is a series of large waterfalls created by the Cunene River on the border of Angola and Namibia, in the Kaokoland area of the Kunene Region. The river is about 0.5 kilometres wide in this area and drops in a series of waterfalls across a length of 1.5 kilometres, with the greatest single drop being 37 metres in height. The name “Epupa” is a Herero word for “foam”, in reference to the foam created by the falling water. The Epupa Constituency is named for the falls.


Epupa Falls is known for the nomadic Ovahimba people as well as other tribes like the Ovatjimba, Ovazemba, and Ovatwe people. Migration to Epupa Falls is constantly increasing due to high tourism growth, which further sees tribes of Herero- and Oshiwambo-speaking peoples migrate to the area.