With a length of approximately 2700 km, the Zambezi River is considered the 4th largest river in Africa following The Nile, the Congo, and the Niger.

It originates in Zambia

The river originates in the Mwinilunga District in north-west Zambia. So, if you happen to spend a holiday at a Livingstone hotel do not forget to visit the iconic Miombo Woodlands in which you find the source of this amazing river.


Ninaras, Dugout boat on the Zambezi River, CC BY 4.0

It flows across 6 countries

The river flows through the countries of Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. These countries are also worth visiting if you are an interested traveller and properties that belong to Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spa will be able to grant you a comfortable holiday, especially in Zambia and Mozambique.

The waterfalls that it flows through

Although the most notable waterfall that it flows through is the Victoria Falls, the river also passes the Chavuma Falls (Zambia) and Ngonye Falls (Zambia) as well.

The bridges that it crosses

Surprisingly, there are only a few bridges that this river passes despite its length. The Otto Beit Bridge (Zimbabwe), the Victoria Falls Bridge and the Tete Suspension Bridge (Mozambique) are among these few.