The Zambezi River




The Zambezi rises with considerable modesty in northwest Zambia from a small spring on the gentle upland of the Southern Equatorial Divide – the watershed that separates the river from north-west-flowing tributaries of the Congo. For some 30 km, the Zambezi head-waters flow to the north, towards the Congo, but then the course swings to the south-west, around a low ridge of Karoo sandstone known as Kalene Hill. This direction is maintained for a further 200 km into Angola before the river finally turns south-eastwards to the Indian Ocean. The aim of this chapter is to provide a description of the Zambezi, with particular focus on the contrasting geomorphological character of the three sectors of the river.


John Wiley & Sons, Ltd


Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management, Edited by A. Gupta




- N/A


- Inglês


- Não aplicável


- Geral;
- Biodiversidade das águas interiores e zonas húmidas


- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base


- Diversidade biológica e cultural;
- Gênero e Biodiversidade


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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