Kafue River


Kafue River
River rising on the Zaire-Zambia border.

It meanders south then flows southeast to join the Zambezi River near Chirundu, Zimbabwe, after a course of 600 mi (960 km). It cuts through the plateau of central Zambia, and its basin contains the Kafue National Park. It is one of Zambia's major rivers, and its waters are used for irrigation and hydroelectric power.

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river, East Africa
      river rising on the Congo (Kinshasa)–Zambia border. It meanders generally southward until it turns west near the Lukanga Swamp (which it drains). The river then flows south and finally east through the Kafue Flats and Kafue Gorge to join the Zambezi River near Chirundu, Zimbabwe, after a course of 600 miles (960 km). One of Zambia's major rivers, its waters are used for irrigation. Its basin, containing Kafue National Park, abounds with game. The river system cuts through the plateau of central Zambia, particularly at Meshi Teshi Gap and Kafue Gorge, site of a hydroelectric power project. Waterfalls and rapids restrict navigation to light craft. There is a bridge at Kafue, 25 miles (40 km) south-southwest of Lusaka.

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