DID YOU KNOW?
Zambezi River means the “Great River” in the local Tonga dialect
- The Zambezi is the fourth longest river in Africa, after the Nile, Congo, and Niger Rivers.
- It is the longest east flowing river in Africa.
- It flows through six countries on its journey from its source in north-western Zambia to the Indian Ocean, an amazing 2 700 km.
- This river evokes mystery and excitement with few rivers in the world remaining as pristine or as little explored.
- The source of the mighty Zambezi River lies at about 1 500 m (4 900ft) above sea level in the Mwinilunga District, very close to the border where Zambia, Angola and the Congo meet.
- From there it flows through Zambia, Angola, Namibia and Botswana then back along the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe finally discharging into the Indian Ocean at its delta in Mozambique. The area of its catchment basin is 1 390 000 square km which is half that of the Nile.
The river can be divided into three section :
- THE UPPER ZAMBEZI
- THE LOWER ZAMBEZI
- THE ZAMBEZI DELTA
The Zambezi River provides visitors of some of the best of Africa, including its scenery, wildlife, water sports and water falls.