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Luangwa

(lwäng`wä), river, c.500 mi (800 km) long, S Africa. It rises in NE Zambia, near the Malawi border, and joins the ZambeziZambezi
, river, c.1,700 mi (2,740 km) long, rising in NW Zambia, S central Africa, and flowing in an S-shaped course generally E through E Angola, along the Zambia-Zimbabwe border, and through central Mozambique to the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean, near Chinde.
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 River. In the river valley lies Luangwa National Park, a former game reserve in NE Zambia. The c.6000 sq mi (15,500 sq km) park has an abundance of wildlife, including elephants, zebras, vervet monkeys, leopards, lions, hippopotamuses, hyenas, giraffes, and cheetahs, as well as a variety of birds.
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Luangwa

 

a river in Zambia, a left tributary of the Zambezi. It is about 770 km long and drains an area of 145,700 sq km. Rising to the west of the northern end of Lake Nyasa (Malawi), it flows along the eastern side of the Muchinga Mountains in its upper and middle course, falling into the Zambezi River at Zumbo. The river is fed primarily by rain, with high water occurring in the summer. Some sections are suitable for navigation. There are two hydroelectric power plants in the Luangwa basin, on the Lunsemfwa and Mulungushi rivers, serving the mining region around Kabwe, formerly called Broken Hill.

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In 2017, to mark the International year of Sustainable Tourism for Development South Luangwa became the first National Park in the world to be declared an 'International Park for Sustainable Tourism Development'.
Thornicroft Lodge is a small intimate bush-style lodge set in a beautiful location on the banks of the Luangwa River with spectacular views over the Park.
In Zambia, the Chikunda are found in the Luangwa district, in the eastern part of Lusaka Province, bordering Chongwe district to the West, Mozambique to the East, and Zimbabwe to the South.
[10] FAO, Luangwa Valley Conservation and Development Project: Report on Project Results, Conclusions and Recommendations, FO: DP/ZAM/68/510 Terminal Report, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation, Rome, Italy, 1973.
It is a xeric species of the savanna woodland forests, being found mostly on heavy-textured soils in flat valley bottoms such as Zambezi, Okavango, Limpopo, Cunene, Shire, and Luangwa [3, 4].
In forestry, the government of Zambia is looking for an equity partner for establishing 100 000 ha of exotic plantations and a strategic equity financing partner, with management rights, in Luangwa and Kafue national parks (Zambia Development Agency 2017).
While counterintuitive, this was also a result in a study from the Luangwa District of Zambia [8].
During August-September 2011, a total of 85 hippopotamuses (Hippopotamus amphibius) died of suspected anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) infection in a game management area along the South Luangwa River near the district of Chama in northeastern Zambia (Figure 1) (I).
If you are not the hiking type but would enjoy trekking, then you should head to Zambias South Luangwa National Park of the Wild coast in South Africa.
The distribution of mopane ranges from southern Angola and northern Namibia across Botswana and Zimbabwe to central and southern Mozambique and from the Luangwa valley in Zambia and central Malawi to northern South Africa (Figure 1).