- The Zambezi (also
spelled Zambesi) is the
river in Africa
- The Zambezi is the
largest African river flowing into
- 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
Zambezi River is 3,540-kilometers long
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
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
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
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
Kabompo River in the north-western province of Zambia.
- Below the
confluence of the Cuando River and the
the river bends almost due east. Here, the Zambezi river is
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
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
through the Batoka gorge
- Beyond the gorge
are a succession of rapids which end
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
following the completion of the Kariba Dam.
- The Luangwa and
the Kafue rivers are the two
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
the Indian Ocean is navigable by large ship in the wet season.
- In some places in
Mozambique, the Zambezi River is
to 8 km (3 to 5 mi) wide, flowing slowly in many channels.
- About 160 km (100
mi) from the sea the Zambezi joins
with the drainage of Lake Malawi, the Shire River. On
the Indian Ocean, the river splits up into the Zambezi River Delta.
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