Toro Crater Lakes – Die Toro Kraterseen

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Starting north of Fort Portal, a concentration of crater lakes runs down south alongside the western border of Kibale National Park with its groups of habituated chimpanzees. The crater lakes south of Fort Portal sprawl over a large region with a lush, hilly countryside and a patchwork of cultivated areas and remnants of swamps as well as indigenous forest with a profusion of birds, monkeys and butterflies. One of the most beautiful is Lake Nkuruba, where the community-run Original Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve is protecting the surrounding rainforest which is bursting with black-and-white colobus, red colobus, red-tailed and other monkeys. The lakes tend to be quite deep, and the water is clear and cool (but not too cool)– perfect for a relaxing swim. Weiterlesen

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See-Idyll – Lake idyll




Darmstadt

Footprints in the sand – Spuren im Sand

Kasaba Bay, Nsumbu NP, Zambia

Lake Kariba

Siavonga, Zambia

Tree art – Baumkunst

Lake Tanganyika, Zambia

Lost Places: Kasaba Bay

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Kasaba Bay, Nsumbu NP

Kasaba Bay, Nsumbu NP

Nsumbu National Park…

Bangweulu idyll – Idylle am Bangweulu-See

Samfya. Zambia

Samfya. Zambia

Die Kariba-Talsperre – Kariba dam wall

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Die Kariba-Talsperre – Kariba dam wall

Die Kariba-Talsperre – Kariba dam wall

Ein paar Kilometer östlich von Siavonga liegt der Kariba-Damm, über den eine Straße nach Simbabwe führt. Der Bau der Talsperre wurde 1955 durch die Regierung von Rhodesien und Nyasaland, die als Zentralafrikanische Föderation (CAF) Teil des Commonwealth war, beschlossen, und schon im selben Jahr begannen die ersten Vorarbeiten am Sambesi. 57.000 Menschen mussten im Zuge des Baus umgesiedelt werden, die meisten von ihnen vom Stamm der Tonga. Weiterlesen

Sumbu

Sumbu I, Lake Tanganjika, Zambia

Sumbu I, Lake Tanganjika, Zambia

Sumbi II, Lake Tanganjika, Zambia

Sumbi II, Lake Tanganjika, Zambia

Lake Kariba – Der Kariba-See

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Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba

Deep in the south of Zambia Lake Kariba is situated, as a result of staunching Zambezi River just downstream Victoria Falls. In 1958 the dam was finished and the impounding of water in the lake commenced. Official opening took place in 1960, carried out by Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mum. It is not quite a 100 kilometers from Victoria Falls to Lake Kariba. The lake itself is 280 kilometers long and 32 kilometers at its widest point, denoting the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe just like Zambezi River. At Maximum Retention Level Lake Kariba contains 180.6 billion cubic meters of water. Weiterlesen