from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river, about 805 km (500 mi) long, of eastern Zambia flowing south-southwest to the Zambezi River.


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  • In September 1909, a strong young man from Northumberland came down with sleeping sickness in northeastern Rhodesia, near the Luangwa River.

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  • Other important protected areas include the national parks and game management areas of the Luangwa and Zambezi Valleys, and Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana.

    Zambezian and Mopane woodlands

  • Rooms: Each of the six spacious tents has its own private deck overlooking the Luangwa flood plains — perfect for game-viewing.

    Hot Spot: Puku Ridge Camp, Zambia

  • On a point raised in one of the other threads re carnivore kills in Africa, I was fortunate enough to visit South Luangwa in Zambia last month where I saw a juvenile giraffe which had been attacked by a hyaena.

    The Cupar roe deer carcass

  • The Zambezi valley and Luangwa valley escarpments are mountainous and rocky, while the rest of the country is generally a level to gently undulating plateau with slopes rarely exceeding 3 to 5 percent.

    Water profile of Zambia

  • Interfluves mostly comprise deep weathered soils, which occupy large tracts of land in the main drainage systems consisting of the Zambezi, Luangwa, Luapula/Chambeshi, and Kafue rivers.

    Water profile of Zambia

  • Maximum daily temperatures of 30°C to 40°C are not uncommon particularly for low-lying valley areas such as the Zambezi, Gwembe, and Luangwa valleys.

    Water profile of Zambia

  • The upper main Zambezi River system is joined by the Luangwa and Kafue tributaries in Zambia.

    Water profile of Zambia

  • The Luangwa warden had been authorized to drive them to Lusaka, where a massive search-and-rescue party was being organized.

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  • Mando appealed to humanitarian organisations to urgently assist in delivering relief food to Luangwa using helicopters, since the town is slowly disappearing under the rising water.

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