Category: Rivers

River Volta

In the 13th century, the early Portuguese traders followed a West African river’s outline to the interior and called it the ‘Volta’, which means ‘to meander’.  As if
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River Senegal

Between River Senegal and  the country Senegal, which got the name first and which adopted the name of the other? Senegal is adopted from the Wolof people, some
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River Zambezi

With a length of 2,200 miles (equivalent to 3,540km), River Zambezi is the fourth-longest river in Africa, after the Nile, the Congo and the Niger, in that order.
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River Ubangi

River Ubangi has two main tributaries, River Uele and River Kasai. River Uele is the longest tributary of River Ubangi, hence the name River Ubangi-Uele. Through its 2,253
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River Niger

In 1796, a Scottish explorer Mungo Park discovered River Niger, the third longest river in Africa after the Nile and the Congo. Its length of approximately 2,597 miles
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River Limpopo

After the Zambezi, River Limpopo of eastern southern Africa is the second longest river draining into the Indian Ocean. The river is about 1,750 kilometres and its source
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River Kasai

The Kasai River originates from the highlands of central Angola and stretches 1,800 km before emptying its waters into River Congo. It is the longest tributary of River
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Okavango River

River Okavango is in Southern Africa countries. It originates from Namibia as the Kubango River and flows through Angola, Namibia and Botswana. Its largest tributary, River Kwito, joins
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Orange River

The Orange River, the longest river in southern Africa is about 2,090 kilometres long. It rises from the Drakensburg Mountains in Lesotho, and flows westward through South Africa
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