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Coordinates: 10.9902 N 48.5434 E (mistake up to 5,500 m)
No:415        (list of all attractions)
Category:Waterfalls, Spring tufa, travertine and other formations
Values:Geology, Visual
Address:Africa, Somalia, Sanaag district, precipice of Cal Madow mountains
Alternate names:Lama Daya, Lama Daye
Height:? m
Width:? m
Stream:Aroor Gob ?
Lamadaya, Somalia
Lamadaya - base of waterfalls / Abdirisak, / CC BY-SA 3.0
Lamadaya, Somalia
Lamadaya - the tallest cascade / Abdirisak, / CC BY-SA 3.0

There are many waterfalls - perennial and persistent - in Cal Madow mountains. One of most impressive is Lamadaya, one of the rare waterfalls which flows throughout the year. The name of this waterfall could be translated from Somali as "not to be looked at" - because falls are on a high hill, falling from a great height.

Lamadaya, Somalia
Lamadaya - another cascade / Abdirisak, / CC BY-SA 3.0

This waterfall has several cascades. One vertical cascade is especially high, in excess of 100 m. At the base of cascades have formed plunge pools but cliffs are covered with tufa formations left by the evaporating water.


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