Ruvuma River & Niassa National Reserve

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Mar 072010
 
Ruvuma River & Niassa National Reserve

Mozambique – Niassa and Cabo Delgado Provinces

Ruvuma River
Formerly also known as the Rovuma River, this is a river in East Africa, forming during the greater part of its course the border between Tanzania and Mozambique (in Mozambique known as Rio Rovuma). It is 800 kilometres (497 mi) long, with a drainage basin 155,500 square kilometres (60,000 sq mi) in size. Its mean annual discharge is 475 m³/s [Curious? Find out more…]

Gorongosa National Park

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Jul 172009
 
Gorongosa National Park

Mozambique
Gorongosa National Park is at the southern end of the Great African Rift Valley in the heart of central Mozambique. The 3,770 square kilometer park includes the valley floor and parts of surrounding plateaus. Rivers originating on nearby 1863-meter Mount Gorongosa water the plain.
Ecology
Gorongosa National Park protects a vast ecosystem defined, shaped, and given life [Curious? Find out more…]

Limpopo River

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Jun 192009
 
Limpopo River

Botswana – Zimbabwe – South Africa (Limpopo) – Mozambique
The Limpopo is the second largest river in Africa that drains to the east, after the Zambezi River. Around 1 750 kilometers long, it starts at the confluence of the Marico and Crocodile rivers in South Africa and flows in a great arc, first zig-zagging northeast and [Curious? Find out more…]

Olifants River

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Jun 152009
 
Olifants River

South Africa (Mpumalanga, Limpopo) – Mozambique
There are at least three Olifants Rivers in South Africa – in the Western Cape, the Southern Cape and the one originating in Mpumalanga. That’s the one we’re really interested in: it flows north through Witbank Dam and Loskop Dam and is forced east by the Transvaal Drakensberg. Cutting through at [Curious? Find out more…]

Lake Cahora Bassa

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Apr 172009
 
Lake Cahora Bassa

Mozambique
Lake Cahora Bassa is Africa’s fourth-largest artificial lake, situated in the Tete Province in Mozambique. The Cahora Bassa Dam system is the largest hydroelectric scheme in southern Africa with the powerhouse containing 5 x 415MW turbines. It is one of the three major dams on the Zambezi river system, the others being Kariba and Itezhi-Tezhi. [Curious? Find out more…]

Lake Malawi

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Apr 162009
 
Lake Malawi

Malawi – Mozambique – Tanzania
Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Nyasa, Lake Nyassa, Lake Niassa, and Lago Niassa in Mozambique), is the most southerly lake in the East African Rift valley system. The lake, third largest in Africa and ninth largest in the world, is situated between Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. It is also the [Curious? Find out more…]

Usuthu River

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Apr 152009
 
Usuthu River

Swaziland – Mozambique
The Great Usuthu River is the largest waterway in the Kingdom of Swaziland. It is of prime importance to the country for water supply, hydroelectric power, agricultural irrigation schemes and white water rafting. The Great Usuthu originates from South Africa close to the town of Ermelo, drops down from the highveld in Swaziland [Curious? Find out more…]

Zambezi River

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Apr 032009
 
Zambezi River

Zambia – Angola – Namibia – Botswana – Zimbabwe – Mozambique
The legendary Zambezi River is in itself a spectacle and is the namesake of this pristine wilderness. Along its 2 700 km course, the Zambezi fertilizes the Barotse Floodplains and plunges over the Ngonye Falls. Here, the mighty Zambezi River reaches a 1 500m wide [Curious? Find out more…]