The Cataracts (2/50)

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Fishermen make their way to a series of fishing posts in the middle of the Congo river at the last cataract of Boyoma Falls, 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'. The fishing here is some of the most difficult as fishermen must battle the full force of the flow, and it is here that the Lualaba River becomes the Congo river.
Fishermen make their way to a series of fishing posts in the middle of the Congo river at the last cataract of Boyoma Falls, 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'. The fishing here is some of the most...
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