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Zambezi River

Livingstone, Zambia

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The magnificent Zambezi River runs through the eastern and central parts of Africa, stretching approximately 2,574 kilometres in length. Its source is located in Zambia, where it flows out of the Kaleni Hills near Mwinilunga. From there, it passes through four countries - Zambia, Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe - on its way to the Indian Ocean. Along its course are a number of notable landmarks such as Victoria Falls , Lake Kariba and the Cahora Bassa lake. As well as the considerable economic value it gives as a water and hydro power resource, the Zambezi is also a huge tourist attraction, with numerous financial and social benefits for local communities. Community members are beginning to establish and expand small-scale businesses to cater to the needs of tourists, providing accommodation and restaurants and offering unique cultural experiences and guided tours.

Natural resources of the Zambezi River

Zambia is blessed with many natural resources. One of the most important of these is the Zambezi River, which traverses much of the nation. The Zambezi River has been integral to Zambia's development and sustainability over the centuries. The river provides a habitat for diverse wildlife, allowing wildlife enthusiasts to enjoy its abundant resources. It is also a major source of hydro power, providing electricity to the nation as well as the region, boosting Zambia's economy. Lastly, fishing on the Zambezi River offers a livelihood to many Zambians who depend on it as their sole source of income.
Integral to Zambia's development and sustainability over the centuries.
Hinges on the implementation of sustainable management practices
Shaping the lives of its people throughout history
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Places of interest on the Zambezi

The Zambezi River is renowned for its breath-taking scenery, boasting a host of natural attractions. The Victoria Falls are one of the most iconic sights along the river, located on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Here, visitors can marvel at the sheer scale of this mighty curtain of water cascading down into a deep pool below – truly an unforgettable experience!
The Victoria Falls are one of the most iconic sights along the river
Lake Kariba, formed by the construction of the Kariba Dam, a stunning location
The Kuomboka Festival, an annual event held by the Lozi people
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Tourist attractions on the Zambezi River

The Zambezi River is a source of beauty and adventure in Zambia. With its rich cultural heritage and stunning natural beauty, the river has long been a draw for tourists looking to explore the area. The banks of the Zambezi are home to several national parks and game reserves that offer visitors an opportunity to experience the diverse wildlife first-hand.
Provides a range of activities for travellers to enjoy
Home to some of the richest history and culture in Africa
The Zambezi River is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
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Livingstone, Zambia

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