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 [Curious? Find out more…]

Luvuvhu River

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Jun 172009
 
Luvuvhu River

South Africa (Limpopo) Originating just north of Makhado, the perennial Luvuvhu River follows a 200 km course along the southern edge of the Zoutpansberg and eventually joins the Limpopo River in the far north-east of the Kruger National Park, on the border between South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Upon leaving the Zoutpansberg, the Luvuvhu runs  [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 [Curious? Find out more…]

Great Ruaha River

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Jun 082009
 
Great Ruaha River

Tanzania The Great Ruaha River is a river in south-central Tanzania that flows through the Usangu wetlands and the Ruaha National Park east into the Rufiji River. Great Ruaha is about 475 km (300 mi.) long, 38 species of fish have been identified in the Great Ruaha River. The river’s headwaters are in the Kipengere [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 [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…]

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…]

Caprivi

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Apr 152009
 
Caprivi

Namibia (Caprivi) The Caprivi is a tropical area, with high temperatures and much rainfall during the December-to-March rainy season, making it the wettest region of Namibia. The terrain is mostly made up of swamps, floodplains, wetland, and woodland. With an abundance of hippo, buffalo and elephant, this birders’ paradise is part of pristine Africa. However, [Curious? Find out more…]

Sterkfontein Dam

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Apr 142009
 
Sterkfontein Dam

South Africa (Free State) Rugged, steep krantzes silhouetted against the skyline, mountain slopes snugly covered with a grass blanket, deep lushly vegetated kloofs and a crystal-clear lake are the beauty of Sterkfontein Dam Reserve, covering 18,000 ha at the foothills of the Drakensberg Escarpment. Oribi, Mountain Reedbuck and Grey Rhebuck inhabit the Sterkfontein Reserve. The [Curious? Find out more…]

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