Rock Shelter Cave

Longueur 470m
Grottocenter / carte


What appeared to be just a rock shelter between Amboni Cave 7 A and 3 A located at 5°04'16,2" S - 039°2'25,1" E on the northern bank of the Mukulumuzi turned out to be a cave of 470 m of length. Michael Laumanns - 23/11/2015


Michael Laumanns - 23/11/2015

The large rock shelter with two entrances has two major continuations. Towards the NE a difficult 10 m high climb leads into an upper level that ends soon in breakdown. The main continuation leads to the NW into a network of rifts, tubes and keyhole passages on two levels. They are occasionally nearly blocked by calcite but widens behind the obstacles to lead into more rifts and two spacious chambers in the NE part of the cave. Especially the upper levels contain nice calcitic formations. Amboni Rock Shelter Cave shows evidence of all four tectonic structures mentioned above. It appears to be somewhat like a link between the caves in the eastern part of the investigation area (with SW-NE / SE-NW structures) and the N-S / E-W directed caves in the western part of the area. There are no noteworthy bat colonies in the Amboni Rock Shelter Cave.

Cavités proche

Distance (km)NomLongueur (m)Profondeur (m)
0.2Amboni Cave 6 A-B74
0.2Amboni Cave 7A206
0.3Amboni Cave 570
0.4Amboni Cave 8755
0.5Amboni Cave 4223
0.6Amboni Cave 3A620
0.6Amboni Cave 3B
0.6Amboni Cave 7B72
0.7Amboni Cave 1 - 21105