Oct 102010
 
Bangweulu Wetlands

Zambia – Northern Province
‘Where the Water Meets the Sky’, and true to its name, Bangweulu’s endless floodplains of grey-blue waters disappearing into the horizon, blending completely with the color of the sky, make it impossible to tell just where the horizon is.
Likened to Botswana’s great Okavango Delta, the Bangweulu Wetlands are situated in the Northern Province of Zambia. The Bangweulu [Curious? Find out more…]

Jun 022009
 
Chobe River

Angola – Zambia – Namibia – Botswana
The Chobe River rises in the central Angolan plateau on the slopes of Mount Tembo. There, it is called the Kwando (a Hambukushu name), and travels enormous distances through Kalahari sands before reaching Botswana; here it becomes the Linyanti (a Subiya name) until it reaches Ngoma where it becomes [Curious? Find out more…]

Lake Mweru

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May 292009
 
Lake Mweru

Congo (DRC) – Zambia
Lake Mweru (also spelled Mwelu) is a freshwater lake on the longest arm of Africa’s second-longest river, the Congo. Located on the border between Zambia and Democratic Republic of the Congo, it makes up 110 km of the total length of the Congo, lying between its Luapula River (upstream) and Luvua River [Curious? Find out more…]

Kafue River

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May 282009
 
Kafue River

Zambia
The Kafue River rises at an elevation of 1350 m on the relatively flat plateau just south the border of Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 120 km north-west of Chingola in the Copperbelt Province. The river starts as a trickle from the marshy dambos (the Munyanshi Swamp is a tributary) and with [Curious? Find out more…]

May 282009
 
Luangwa River

Zambia
The Luangwa River is one of the major tributaries of the Zambezi River, and one of the four biggest rivers of Zambia. The river generally floods in the rainy season (December to March) and then falls considerably in the dry season. It is one of the biggest unaltered rivers in Southern Africa and the 20,000 [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…]

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…]

Lake Tanganyika

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Apr 022009
 
Lake Tanganyika

Burundi, Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Zambia
This vast inland sea was first made known to the European world in the 19th century by the English explorers Richard Burton and John Speke. They pursued it as the source of the Nile, arriving at its shores in February of 1858, only to discover that the Ruzizi River in the [Curious? Find out more…]