Meet the largest man-made lake in the world, Lake Kariba! Kariba Dam was designed to hold back the awesome power of one of Africa’s greatest rivers and create hydroelectricity. The Dam wall rises 40 metres high and 25 metres wide. Impressive!
Kariba Dam was designed to hold back the awesome power of one of Africa’s greatest rivers and create hydroelectricity. The Dam wall rises 40 metres high and 25 metres wide. Impressive! It’s located about halfway the mighty Zambezi river and covers approximately 6.000 square kilometers. That’s 900.000 football (soccer) fields.
The dam is also the border post between Zambia and Zimbabwe as the border stretches along the middle of lake. Luckily I did not have apply for a Zimbabwean visa to visit the dam. Africa amazed me this time, no multiple forms or other bureaucracy, I just had to leave my passport at the Zambia Immigration office and pay a Dam fee 🤗
Zambia’s charms are many and varied – this landlocked southern African country is home not only to the jaw-dropping Victoria Falls but also has even more seriously impressive natural sights. Zambia invites you to experience true adventure, exploring parks on foot, hearing the sounds of the bush and being drenched by spray from the Falls. The sheer scale and purity of Zambia’s natural wonders makes it an exceptional safari destination, yet many of its national parks are scarcely visited still.