Saturday, 31 January 2015

Epupa Falls Namibia and Angola



The border river between Namibia and Angola, the Kunene, plummets down a 40 metre deep gorge at the Epupa Falls close to the nearby village of Epupa, it is one of Namibia’s five perennial rivers.. The gorgeous Epupa Falls also recognized as Monte Negro Falls in Angola. The fall is beautifully created by the Kunene River on the border of Angola and Namibia in the Kaokoland area of the Kunene Region. Though the river is only .05 kilometer wide and drops a series of waterfalls spread over 1.5 kilometers with the greatest single drop being 37 m. 

The name “Epupa” is a Herero word for “foam” in reference to the foam created by the falling water. The specialized nature of the steep riparian habitat and it is the locus of endemism for a number of fish and other aquatic species. If you want to access the falls, then you need a 4WD vehicle to reach them from Opuwo. Despite of difficulties, the falls is a major tourist attraction in Namibia. The surrounding area of falls is unspoiled with lovely fig trees, baobabs, makalani palms and coloured rock walls framing the falls. 

The journey of Opuwo to the Epupa waterfall is having real worth of two to three hours trip to the falls on four wheel drive. The track is not in good condition and sometimes extremely difficult to accept. The real majestic beauty is enchanting, even you can see Kunene valley. It gives you a feel of discovering a piece of heaven. Therefore Kunene region is very dry the threat of malaria is minimal, and extreme dangerous are the crocodiles in the Kunene River thus swimming in the river is not advisable. Epupa Falls is a prevalent stopover for overland trucks and organized safaris, and awkwardly can get swamped with tourists. The trip to Epupa falls is not recommended from Dec to April due to rain season makes the trip extremely difficult.  

Friday, 30 January 2015

Geirangerfjord, in Norway



You know, there’re two most popular waterfalls in the Geirangerfjord, which’re Seven Sisters and the Suitor. Most of the inhabitants are engaged with tourism and the area populations are around 240 in Geiranger. The area is widespread tourist spot, and more than 700,000 visitors pay the visit every year. The surrounded village is cover by steep mountains on either side of the fjord that made one of great tourist destination. 

In Geiranger a comfortable sightseeing boat takes you a fjord cruise in one and half hour, bringing you close to the cascading waterfalls, tall mountains, and abandoned mountain farms. Moreover the fjord has several stunning waterfalls, but most prominent waterfall is Geirangerfjord are De Syv Søstre(the seven sisters) and Friaren (the suitor or 'the Wooer'). But make sure, two beautiful waterfalls facing each other across the fjord, and the suitor is opposite to seven sisters. However; Seven Sisters are famous as Knivsflåfossen is the 39th tallest waterfall in Norway. The impressive waterfall consists of seven separate streams, and it is situated along the Geirangerfjord in the municipality of Stranda in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Geirangerfjord is recognized as the real jewel of the Norwegian fjords, with its characteristic “S” shape, high waterfalls and uninhibited mountain farms, the fjord landscape unspoiled and beautiful nature and cultural experiences the whole year round.

The waterfall is located just south of the historic Knivsflå farm, across the fjord from the old Skageflå farm. The falls are about 6.5 kilometers west of the village of Geiranger. However the tallest of the seven has a free fall that measures 820 feet. Although the legend of the seven sisters is that they dance playfully down the mountain, while a single waterfall opposite the seven sisters very much famous as the Courter, or Suitor, a male onlooker flirts playfully from across the fjord. 

It is a enchanted landscape with its imposing, snow-covered mountain tops, wild and lovely waterfalls, lush green vegetation and the deep, blue fjord,. In Norwegian, 'The Suitor' is Friaren" awesome side view of this famous, foaming waterfall, as plunges into the fjord from the piercing peaks, of the steepest and most outrageous mountains on the whole west coast, wetting the pictorial small tour boat at the fall base. The magnificent view of the fjord, actually a UNESCO's World Heritage site, that hosts a few very inspiring waterfalls, will be forever burned into your memory.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake is a Fascinating Glacial Encounter



Tasman Lake is a proglacial lake created by the current retreat of the Tasman Glacier in New Zealand's South Island. In the early 1970s, there were ample small melt water ponds on the Tasman Glacier. By the end of 1990, these ponds had merged into beautiful Tasman Lake. Tasman Lake has quickened the retreat of the Tasman Glacier. Initially it did so by undercutting the cliff at the end of the glacier, causing parts of the cliff to fall into the lake. Now, however, a 50to 60 m apron of submerged glacial ice projects out from the cliff and icebergs periodically break off the apron and float away down the lake. Because more of the glacier is now in contact with the water, its rate of retreat has increased. By 2008 the lake was seven km long, two km wide and 245m deep. It is anticipated to grow to a maximum length of about 16 km within the next one or two decades. 

Indeed New Zealand's Tasman Glacier terminal lake for a fascinating glacial encounter. Cruise the speedily growing terminal lake taking in remarkable mountain views and scenery.  Because Icebergs of every shape and size periodically tear away from the glacier allowing you to touch and taste the 300-500 year old glacial crystals. In fact Tasman Glacier Heli Hiking combines the enthusiasm of walking on the mighty Tasman Glacier along with two exciting helicopter flights. Flying onto the glacier permits you to experience the glacier's white ice and remarkable ice formations. Moreover during the winter months you can also ski the Tasman Glacier with Charlie Hobbs and his guides or the team at Ski the Tasman. You don't need to be a skilled skier to relish New Zealand's longest ski runs; the Tasman Glacier is ideal for intermediate and advanced skiers.

Tasman Lake, the glacier and the surrounding mountains are part of Mount Cook National Park. When you visit the place you can take a boat tour among the icebergs on the Tasman Lake is now a popular tourist spot. Like several other geographic places in both New Zealand and Australia, it is named after Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman. 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Tegenungan Waterfall Bali Island, Indonesia



Bali's best hot springs and Tegeungan waterfalls in one of major tourists place in Indonesia. This is extremely popular waterfall in Bali lies at Tegenungan village approximately 5 KM South East Ubud. Bali has a selection of waterfalls that are fun to visit. For plentiful sightseers the idea of hiking through the jungle to a hidden waterfall and taking a cooling swim is the image of paradise. Therefore such places definitely exist and waterfalls are sharp drops along the course of a river. You will often have to hike up or down a river for a firm way to get to a waterfall, and alongside the river offers a route for you to follow. In the west seasons, rivers flow is at their best, during that time you can expect waterfalls to be pumping and the pools at the bottom to be at their deepest. But make sure, you can expect more debris including rocks and the occasional log to come over the waterfall. 

However, wet season means cloudy days in the highlands particularly and after getting a soaking from the rain, the cold mountain water can be quite a shock. Bathing in a waterfall during the wet season may not feel like tropical ecstasy at first. However during the dry season the weather is much better, sunny and dry. Though water flow is way less and pools will be shallow the waterfall itself is not really that high. If you come to Bali and you don’t know about Bali’s attraction, then Tegenungan waterfall is real place for natural scenery, which is quite beautiful, with green trees and several shower baths from natural springs. The local inhabitants often take bath and get water for daily consumption, particularly in the morning and afternoon. 

If you’re photograph lovers, then you should be at this place in the afternoon or evening. At that time you can take some special pictures. Tegenungan waterfall is facing west side, and morning light may not help you to get decent photos. However; in afternoon and evening, sun was high or leaning slightly to the west which is ideal light for photography. Tegenungan Waterfall is frequently visited by countless tourists. However within a day, the visitor reached almost hundred people originating from different countries. While in the holiday season, the tourist’s number increased, mainly dominated by Russian, Australian, European and now many tourists from Thailand also like visiting the object. 

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