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…]

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…]

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 [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…]

Kunene River / Rio Cunene

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Apr 082009
 
Kunene River / Rio Cunene

Angola – Namibia The Cunene valley, the natural boundary between Angola and Namibia, is an extension of the south-central Africa Okavango-Chobe-Zambezi biome of rivers, swamps, riverine forest and woodlands. The name Kunene was given to this river by the Herero people. Kunene in their language means “right-hand-side” and the name refers to the country north [Curious? Find out more…]

Tugela River

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Apr 072009
 
Tugela River

South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal) The Tugela River is the largest river in the province. The river originates in the Drakensberg Mountains at Mont-aux-Sources, itself the source of tributaries of two other major South African rivers, the Orange River and the Vaal River. The Tugela plunges 947 m down the Tugela Falls, then cuts through Tugela Gorge [Curious? Find out more…]

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