Waterfall is located in one of the most dramatic locations of Simien Mountains – in Geech Abyss (Gishe Abbai). 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.
|Coordinates:||13.2388 N 38.0744 E|
|Address:||Africa, Ethiopia, Amhara, Semien Gondar Zone, Simien National Park, falls over the rim of Geech Abyss|
|Alternate names:||Jin Bahir Falls, Jinbar Wenz, Gishe, Geech, Kabal|
|Height:||> 500 m|
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