Boyoma Falls is situated in Democratic Republic of Congo. Boyoma falls was formerly called the Stanley Falls, seven cataracts in the Lualaba River, central Congo (Kinshasa). Boyoma Falls extend for 60 miles (100 km) along a curve of the river between Ubundu and Kisangani.
The total fall in the river’s elevation is about 200 feet (60 m), and the seventh and largest cataract is 800 yards (730 m) wide. Beyond the cataract the Lualaba becomes the Congo River. A rail line goes around the falls, connecting river ports at Kisangani and Ubundu.
At the bottom of the rapids, the Lualaba becomes the Congo River. The seven cataracts have a total drop of 61 m (200 ft). The two major cataracts are the first below Ubundu, forming a narrow and crooked stream that is hardly accessible, and the last that can easily be seen and also be visited from Kisangani.
Among the French speakers, the cataracts are also known as Wagenia Falls (chutes Wagenia), referring to the local people of fishermen named Wagenia or Wagenya who have developed a special technique to fish in the river. They build systems of wooden tripods across the rapids fixed in holes carved in the rock by the water current. They serve as anchors for baskets that entrap large fish.
Why Visit the Boyoma falls to Democratic Republic of Congo
On your next Congo safari don’t miss visiting the Boyoma Falls located in the Kisangani City of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
It is a source of water to the people in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Boyoma Falls attracts tourist to visit Democratic Republic of Congo.
The falls generates Hydro electricity power for the people of Democratic Republic of Congo.
They are used for education purposes.
Bayoma Falls have promoted agriculture – facilitates proper growth of crops by enhancing irrigation.
Bayoma falls generates convectional rainfall through evaporation.
Bayoma falls moderates the climate in Democratic Republic of Congo.