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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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Caption: Steve Hornady used the then-new .416 Ruger to take this exceptional Zambezi Valley lion.
Seismic activity is normal in the Jordan Rift Valley area, which extends from northern Jordan down to the Dead Sea and is part of the Great Rift Valley that stretches from the Taurus Mountains of Turkey down to the Zambezi Valley in southern Africa.
Livingstone's meeting with fellow explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley in 1871 gave rise to the popular quotation, 'Dr Livingstone, I presume?' Compared to her husband, Mary Jr's reputation is a whisper, but she broke new ground as the first white woman to cross the Kalahari Desert, which she did twice at great risk to herself and her children, and as the first white woman to reach the Chobe River, in the upper Zambezi Valley.
In describing her research among the Tonga of the Zambezi Valley, Elizabeth Colson said in an interview conducted on 11 April 2006 by Alan Macfarlane: "Well, if you ask me about my own work, I have done a bit of this and a bit of that.' (1) The description must stand as the greatest understatement (if that is not a contradiction in itself) of an anthropologist's ethnographic scope and achievement.
He was tired of risking his life, health, trackers and sacrifice his time away from Robbie for individuals who were totally ill-prepared for the rigours of hunting dangerous game in the Zambezi Valley. He was also frustrated that such folks who often posed a greater risk for the PHs and their tracker teams were being booked anyway, just because they could write the cheque".
* This dinosaur legacy gives us a handle to grasp the immense spread of geological time, opening a window on the Jurassic era when dinosaurs stalked the Zambezi valley. Yet, the Proto-Zambezi was already at least 150 million years old, so already well into its middle age.
Amateur photographer Francois Borman, 48, captured the drama in Zimbabwe's Zambezi Valley.
“'Katambora Rising', describes Colin Somerset's quest to conserve the wilderness and wild creatures inhabiting the Zambezi Valley into the 1970s,” said Johnston.
The rate of vegetation recovery of disturbed areas has implications on biological diversity conservation in the Zambezi Valley. This study sought to assess woody vegetation species composition, richness, diversity, regeneration and role of soil and herbivory factors during old field succession after 30 years of abandonment of sugar plantations at Chirundu Estate.
Moist air advection is identified up to and above 30,000 feet as the flow increases from northwest with some input from the Zambezi valley.
The .416 Rigby and .404 Jeffery are my personal favorites based purely on tradition, but I have used the .416 Remington in the baking sun of the Zambezi Valley and in the sauna-like forest zone.