Lake Liambesi

In 1958 the Zambezi River rose to one of the highest levels ever recorded. Lake Liambezi was created when the Zambezi flooded an area south of Katima Mulilo. With a rich soil deposit, the lake plays an important part in the local people’s way of life in the form schools of fish and fertile farmland when the lake dries up. Lake Laimbezi is fed by the Kwando River as it snakes through the Linyanti Swamps. The lake outflow connects with the Chobe River when full. Whenever the Zambezi River is in flood though, a most strange occurrence takes place. The force of the Zambezi causes the waters of the Chobe to push back up the river towards the lake, refilling it with live-giving sustenance.