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 [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 [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 [Curious? Find out more…]

iSimangaliso Wetland Park (Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park)

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Apr 292009
 
iSimangaliso Wetland Park (Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park)

South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal) iSimangaliso Wetland Park (formerly known as Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park) is situated on the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal, and includes the St Lucia Game Reserve, False Bay Park, St Lucia Marine Reserve, Sodwana Bay National Park, Maputaland Marine Reserve, Cape Vidal, Ozabeni, Mfabeni, Tewate Wilderness Area and Mkuze Game Reserve. Covering [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 [Curious? Find out more…]

Okavango River & Delta

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Apr 162009
 
Okavango River & Delta

Angola – Namibia – Botswana The Okavango River is the fourth-longest river system in southern Africa, running southeastward for 1,600 km (1,000 miles). It begins in Angola, where it is known as the Cubango River. Further south it forms part of the border between Angola and Namibia, and then flows into Botswana, draining into the [Curious? Find out more…]

Rufiji River

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Apr 162009
 
Rufiji River

Tanzania The Rufiji River lies entirely within the African nation of Tanzania. The river is formed by the convergence of the Kilombero and Luwegu rivers. It is approximately 600 km (375 mi) long, with its source in southwestern Tanzania and its mouth on the Indian Ocean at a point between Mafia Island called Mafia Channel. [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 [Curious? Find out more…]

Lake Malombe

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Apr 162009
 
Lake Malombe

Malawi Malombe is a lake in the Southern Region of Malawi on the Shire River with an area of about 420 km². Fed and drained by the Shire River, it lies in a broken depression running northwest from Lake Chilwa to Lake Malawi, parallel to the Shire Rift Valley. The lake is fed by the [Curious? Find out more…]

Lake Chilwa

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Apr 162009
 
Lake Chilwa

Malawi Lake Chilwa is the third-largest lake in Malawi after Lake Malawi and Lake Malombe. It is in the western Zomba District, near the border with Mozambique. Approximately 60 km long and 40 km wide, the lake is surrounded by extensive wetlands. 335 villages with over 60,000 inhabitants engage in fishing the lake, and pull [Curious? Find out more…]

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