Bweengwa River is situated in the Kafue Trough, a sedimentary basin filled by the Permian-aged Karoo sequence, overlying metamorphic basement rocks; it is located to the west of Lusaka and extends westward into the Barotse
Currently southern African region is richly endowed with many indigenous beef cattle breeds such as the Afrikaner, Tuli, Tswane, Barotse
, Boran, Mashona, Nkone, Angoni, and Nguni/Landim (Mozambique), but is threatened by increased uncontrolled crossbreeding with exotic genotypes like the Hereford, Santa Getrudis, Aberdeen Angus and Simmental .
The judicial process among the Barotse
of Northern Rhodesia.
What followed was an amazing joint effort among the government of Zambia, the Barotse
royal government, and the African Parks, a private group, to restore a habitat and rebuild an ecosystem.
I was interested a couple of years ago to witness a makeshift scarecrow along the banks of the Zambezi at the Barotse
George Westbeech, who travelled and traded in Barotseland (western Zambia) in the mid-1880s claimed that a Barotse
king fed refugees to crocodiles, and that a King Lewanika had children thrown to crocodiles.
The single Zambian record is for the small populated place called Lealui, which lies at the confluence of two rivers that drain the Liuwa Plain to the north, and which lies to the north of the Barotse
Flood Plain not far from the main centre of Mongu.
The situation was exacerbated by the fact that oxen are a common means of transport in the Barotse
sands (an extension of the Kalahari sands), where motor vehicle transport is not often used because of poor traction afforded by the sandy terrain.
This airmass and its identifiable core, the Barotse
low, ensured consistent, daily, rains from eastern Angola, the Okavango catchment, and east into Zambia.