Amboni Cave 5

Longueur 70m
Grottocenter / carte


Located at 5°04'21,7" S - 0.39°2'33,6’’ E on the southern bank of the Mukulumuzi River. Amboni cave 5 has five entrances. The main entrance is an enormous rift some 15 m high that is visible from the other side of the river. Michael Laumanns - 23/11/2015


Michael Laumanns - 23/11/2015

The entrance passage has been widened under phreatic conditions. Smaller passages with keyhole cross-sections lead from the entrance rift to the western entrances. The above-mentioned third tectonical structures directed approximately from N towards S are predominant in Amboni Cave 5. The main feature of the just 70 m long Amboni Cave 5 is its big bat colony that is responsible for exploitable accumulations of guano. A skeleton of the small species Coleura afra (Emballonuridae) has been found in 2000 (determination by Dr. D.Kock, SenckenbergMuseum, Frankfurt, Germany).

Cavités proche

Distance (km)NomLongueur (m)Profondeur (m)
0.1Amboni Cave 8755
0.2Amboni Cave 4223
0.3Amboni Cave 3A620
0.3Rock Shelter Cave470
0.3Amboni Cave 7B72
0.3Amboni Cave 3B
0.5Amboni Cave 1 - 21105
0.5Amboni Cave 6 A-B74
0.5Amboni Cave 7A206