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Rivers

Kafue River - Tatenda Sasa.jpg
Kafue River
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West Lunga River
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Zambezi River
Kafue River - Tatenda Sasa.jpg

Kafue River

The Kafue River is the longest river lying wholly within Zambia at about 1,576 kilometres long. Its water is used for irrigation and for hydroelectric power. It is the largest tributary of the Zambezi, and of Zambia's principal rivers, it is the most central and the most urban. More than 50% of Zambia's population live in the Kafue River Basin and of these around 65% are urban.

Image Credit: Tatenda Sasa

 

West Lunga River  

 

The Lunga River is one of the three main tributaries into the Busanga Plains, an area in the extreme north of the Kafue National Park, and one of the last truly unspoilt places in the world.

Image Credit: Matthew Blair

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Zambezi River

 

The Zambezi River is the fourth-longest river in Africa, the longest east-flowing river in Africa and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. The area of its basin is 1,390,000 square kilometres, slightly less than half of the Nile's. The 2,574-kilometre-long river arises in Zambia and flows through eastern Angola, along the north-eastern border of Namibia and the northern border of Botswana, then along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe to Mozambique, where it crosses the country to empty into the Indian Ocean.

The Zambezi's most noted feature is Victoria Falls. Other notable falls include the Chavuma Falls at the border between Zambia and Angola, and Ngonye Falls, near Sioma in Western Zambia

Image Credit: Grant McLachlan