The Ngonye Falls (or Sioma Falls after the close by town of Sioma) form one of the main attractions in the upper part of the Zambezi. The falls are formed by the same geological process as Victoria Falls, the basalt riverbed has eroded over time to form this large drop. With a height of 10-25m, it is not as impressive as the much taller Victoria Waterfalls, but the width of the falls is impressive about nearly a kilometer wide. The basalt outcrops form a broad horse shoe shaped crescent.
Upstream from the falls, the river is broad and shallow here it traverses mainly through Kalahari sand of the Barotse Floodplains. Down stream from the falls the river is pushed through several gorges cut into basalt rock. This area makes good white water rafting.