Lukuga

Lukuga

 

a river in Central Africa in Zaire, a right tributary of the Lualaba, which is the upper course of the Congo (Zaire). Length, 350 km; basin area, 271,600 sq km. It flows out of Lake Tanganyika. The river is full of rapids and is navigable only in a short section near the mouth. Deposits of coal in the Lukuga basin are mined for local needs.

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Local kayakers Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic talk about their descent on a largely unexplored section of the Congo's Lukuga River, a trip that took the life of legendary guide Hendrik Coetzee.
Bonnardeaux had said earlier most of the casualties were struck by falling zinc and steel roofs, the AP report said, adding damage was reported in Kabalo, a Congolese town 300 km east of Kalemie along the Lukuga River.
His circumnavigation of Lake Tanganyika in 1876 proved that it had no connection to the Nile -- its only outlet being the Lukuga which drains into the Lualaba.