Jinbar Falls (Jin Bahir Falls)
One of the tallest waterfalls in Africa is the little known Jinbar Falls, that are more than 500 m high.
Map of the site
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Waterfall is located in one of the most dramatic locations of Simien Mountains – in Geech Abyss. This narrow, canyon-like abyss is considered to be up to 800 m deep.
Jinbar river (Jinbar Wenz) is some 9 km long stream, collecting the precipitation of the northernmost part of Simien Plateau. This land is covered with unusual ecosystem – alpine grassland dominated by giant lobelias, while deeper in valleys grows a forest of Erica.
As the river reaches the abyss, it falls in it from an impressive canyon. Thus their height is less than the depth of abyss but nevertheless – more (possibily a lot more) than 500 m.
The river drops like a thin line down. At half of the falls water is turned in mist. Fall is not entirely in a single plunge – it hits the nearly vertical cliff several times, especially if wind drives it into the cliffs. At the base it forms a smaller cascade.
At rainy weather the falls become very impressive, but some water here is all the time.
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