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The Zambezi River
- The Zambezi (also spelled Zambesi) is the fourth-longest
river in Africa
- The Zambezi is the largest African river flowing into the
- The area of the Zambezi River basin is 1,390,000 square kilometers (540,000 sq mi), a little less than half that of the Nile
- The Zambezi River is 3,540-kilometers long (2,200 mi)
has its source in Zambia and flows through Angola, along the borders of
Namibia, Botswana, Zambia again, and Zimbabwe, to Mozambique, where it
empties into the Indian Ocean via the Zambezi River Delta.
Zambezi's most spectacular
and famous feature is the magnificent Victoria Waterfalls. Other
notable falls include the Chavuma Falls at the border between Zambia
and Angola, and Ngonye Falls, near Sioma in Western Zambia. Read for
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- The mighty Zambezi River rises in a north-western
Zambia and the Southern Congo,at about 1,524 m (4,900 ft) above sea
- The Zambezi River flows to the south-west and into Angola
for about 240 kilometers (150 mi), then is joined by sizable
tributaries such as the Luena river and the Chifumage river
- Where the Zambezi River re-enters Zambia it is nearly
400 meters (1,300 ft) wide in the rainy season and flows quite quickly
with rapids ending in the Chavuma Falls.
- The first of the Zambezi River's large tributaries is the
Kabompo River in the north-western province of Zambia.
- Below the confluence of the Cuando River and the Zambezi
the river bends almost due east. Here, the Zambezi river is very
broad and shallow, and flows fairly slowly, but as it flows eastward
towards the border of the great central plateau of Africa it reaches a
chasm, 2km wide into which the Victoria Falls plunge.
- The Victoria Falls are considered the boundary between the
upper Zambezi and middle Zambezi. Below the Victoria Falls in Zambia.
- The Zambezi river continues to flow due east for about 200 kilometers (120 mi).
- The Zambezi River cuts through perpendicular walls of
basalt 20 to 60 meters (66 to 200 ft) apart in hills 200 to 250 meters
(660 to 820& ft) high. Here the Zambezi River river flows swiftly
through the Batoka gorge
- Beyond the gorge are a succession of rapids which end 240
km (150 mi) below Victoria Falls. Over this distance, the Zambezi drops
250 meters (820 ft).
- Here the Zambezi river enters Lake Kariba, created in 1959
following the completion of the Kariba Dam.
- The Luangwa and the Kafue rivers are the two largest
tributaries of the Zambezi. The Kafue joins the main river in a quiet
deep stream about 180 meters (590 ft) wide. From there the
Zambezi continues due east. At the confluence of the Luangwa
(15°37' S) it enters Mozambique.
The middle Zambezi ends where the river enters Lake Cahora Bassa (also
spelled Cabora Bassa). Formerly the site of dangerous rapids known as
Kebrabassa, the lake was created in 1974 by the construction of the
Cahora Bassa Dam.
- The lower Zambezi's 650 km (400 mi) from Cahora Bassa to
the Indian Ocean is navigable by large ship in the wet season.
- In some places in Mozambique, the Zambezi River is from 5
to 8 km (3 to 5 mi) wide, flowing slowly in many channels.
- About 160 km (100 mi) from the sea the Zambezi joins up
with the drainage of Lake Malawi, the Shire River. On approaching
the Indian Ocean, the river splits up into the Zambezi River Delta.
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