Zambezi River, Zimbabwe
The fourth largest river in Africa is the Zambezi River with a large basin almost half the size of the Nile. This river is well known for it’s beautiful waterfall features along its scenic route. Specifically Victoria Falls, Chavuma Falls, and Ngonye Falls. Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are partly powered by hydroelectric sources built on this powerful river. The Zambezi is home to many species of carnivores that can be found including the lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyena, and many more. Migratory waterbirds enjoy the floodplains such as pintails, garganey, African openbill, wattled crane, and the great white pelican. Butterflies and reptiles can be found in plenty in this dynamic area. It has never been an important long-distance transport route due to the frequent rapids that can be in plenty along this river.