The Cataracts

Image 7 of 50
< Prev Next >
The Cataracts 07.jpg
Fishermen check their baskets at the last cataract of Boyoma Falls (or Wagenia), near Kisangani, DR Congo. The Boyoma Falls, known as Wagenia Falls by the local tribe of the same name, consists of seven cataracts spread over 100km, with the river dropping 60 meters and finishing at Kisangani. The explorer H.M. Stanley in 1877 described this last cataract, of the then Stanley Falls, as a 'tumultuous rush'.