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Mingouli Falls

WorldBlue  In short

The second of the four great waterfalls on the Ivindo River is Mingouli Falls. This waterfall has several steps with a total height of 43 m.

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GPS coordinates
9.5424 S 29.3869 E
Location, address
Africa, Gabon, Ogooué-Ivindo, on the Ivindo River in Ivindo National Park
Chutes de Mingouli
Total height of all steps: 43 m
More than 1 000 m (with islands included)
Ivindo River
UNESCO World Heritage status
"Ivindo National Park", 2021, No. 1653

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WorldYellow In detail

The great waterfalls on the Ivindo River served as guards for the rainforest – these falls were large and complex enough to prevent any travel along the river or floating down the timber along the stream. Today the magnificent, otherworldly beauty of Ivindo has been well preserved.

One of the most magnificent, possibly the most magnificent of these falls is Mingouli Falls – a sequence of several high steps with a total height of 43 m (do not believe multiple sources that mention the height of 365-370 m – who knows where comes this figure!?).

Mingouli Falls come after a 5-6 hours canoe drive from the magnificent Kongou Falls and, in many respects are similar to this magnificent waterfall. Ivindo River here also is closely surrounded by lush equatorial rainforest, with many trees growing right inside the water. The river divides into many smaller streams with countless forest islands in the middle. The width of the falls exceeds 1 kilometer, but their rim is jagged and divided by numerous islands.

Similar to Kongou Falls, Mingouli Falls serve as a habitat for rare species of animals and plants.

Amount of water changes significantly throughout the year – in the dry season there is much less of it.

  1. Parc National Ivindo. Plan de gestion, 2016 – 2020.

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