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A river, about 2,735 km (1,700 mi) long, of central and southern Africa rising in northwest Zambia and flowing south and east to the Mozambique Channel.
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(zæmˈbiːzɪ) or


(Placename) a river in S central and E Africa, rising in NW Zambia and flowing across E Angola back into Zambia, continuing south to the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, then east forming the Zambia–Zimbabwe border, and finally crossing Mozambique to the Indian Ocean: the fourth longest river in Africa. Length: 2740 km (1700 miles)
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(zæmˈbi zi)

a river in S Africa, flowing S and E from NW Zambia into the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean. 1650 mi. (2657 km) long.
Zam•be′zi•an, adj.
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Noun1.Zambezi - an African riverZambezi - an African river; flows into the Indian Ocean
Angola, Republic of Angola - a republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975 and was the scene of civil war until 1990
Mocambique, Mozambique, Republic of Mozambique - a republic on the southeastern coast of Africa on the Mozambique Channel; became independent from Portugal in 1975
Northern Rhodesia, Republic of Zambia, Zambia - a republic in central Africa; formerly controlled by Great Britain and called Northern Rhodesia until it gained independence within the commonwealth in 1964
Republic of Zimbabwe, Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, Zimbabwe - a landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1980
Victoria Falls, Victoria - a waterfall in the Zambezi River on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia; diminishes seasonally
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Beginning at the Zambezi River, this "book bound expedition" continues through the splendors of the Cape fynbos, then northwards, to conclude with the parched "thirstlands" of the west.
A Zimbabwean state-run newspaper mentioned that "the tourists can then top it all by flaunting their slim bodies on a sun-downer cruise on the Zambezi or surveying the majestic Great Zimbabwe ruins."
The Zambezi River Hippo Camp will be located in the Zoo's African Forest area.
Jackie Davidson, from Stoke, recently returned home unscathed after riding the dangerous rapids on the Zambezi River below the famous Victoria Falls.
* Make a getaway to Africa on "Wings Over Botswana." The 12-day excursion includes a plane tour across the Kalahari Desert and a cruise along the Zambezi River at sundown.
Coasting along fiery-red African waters, with the bellowing of hippos drawing attention from the tranquil quietness of sunset, Zimbabwe's Zambezi River offers an ideal way to get in touch with an unspoiled ecosystem.
Forrest and her husband, Cyril, had the idea to create a public showcase for native dancing in the Zambezi river area after they reproduced a tribal Ndbele village near the fabled falls.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry reported that 3 934 out of 4 125 cattle, 95 per cent, have received vaccination against foot and mouth disease (FMD) at Sigwe village in the Zambezi Region.
The Zambezi is, and has always been a special place for me.
The backdrop is the Zambezi valley, before Lake Kariba and before the ravages of civilisation had reduced a trip into the bush to an almost effortless air-conditioned picnic.
Caption: Crop evaluations were done early in July to determine the top mahangu growers of the season in the seven crop growing regions, Zambezi, Kavango, Oshikoto, Oshana, Ohangwena and Omusati.