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Lake Kariba

2012.04.18
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Yes That is a jacuzzi :-)
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The African Queen
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In the bay where we spend our first night
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Lake Kariba is the world's largest artificial lake and reservoir by volume. It lies 1300 kilometers upstream from the Indian Ocean, along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Lake Kariba was filled between 1958 and 1963 following the completion of the Kariba Dam at its northeastern end, flooding the Kariba Gorge on the Zambezi River.

The Zimbabwean town of Kariba was built for construction workers on the lake's dam, while some other settlements such as Mlibizi in Zimbabwe and Siavonga and Sinazongwe in Zambia have grown up to house people displaced by the rising waters

Lake Kariba is over 220 kilometers (140 mi) long and up to 40 kilometers (20 mi) in width. It covers an area of 5,580 square kilometers (2,150 sq mi) and its storage capacity is an immense 185 cubic kilometers (44.4 cu mi). The mean depth of the lake is 29 meters (95 ft); the maximum depth is 97 meters (320 ft). It is the world's largest human-made reservoir, four times as large as the Three Gorges Dam. The enormous mass of water (approximately 180,000,000,000,000 kilograms, or 180 petagrams [200 billion tons]) is believed to have caused induced seismicity in the seismically active region, including over 20 earthquakes of greater than 5 magnitude on the Richter scale.

we spend two night on the African Queen
12 Comments
DancingDolphin That boat looks like so much fun! Great shots, Pete!
DancingDolphin · 2012-04-18: 01:57
farideh Always have a good trip.Excellent.
farideh · 2012-04-18: 02:23
Annbramwell And what a magnificent place it is! I can see you were really slumming it... did you catch any tigers?
Annbramwell · 2012-04-18: 04:16
Unchained How interesting, always something more to learn. Great shosts.
Unchained · 2012-04-18: 11:27
NellyBly Huge lake! So beautiful shot in #3..would love to go on that Queen and in that Jacuzzi :-) Great last shot :-))
NellyBly · 2012-04-18: 15:05
liveandletlive *sigh* These are wonderful and I'm sure this is just what I needed to heal me. Take me with you!!
liveandletlive · 2012-04-18: 20:22
slowpete thanks
slowpete · 2012-04-19: 01:28
TIM927 is it allowed to say I envy you a lot??? :p well, you already know now :p
And now explain me,,,why,,,why to have a jacuzzi on a boat when you are surrounded by water??? grrrrrrr
I had never thought about artificial lakes, it is obvious I need to travel more, I will open google earth meanwhile sigh,,,,
TIM927 · 2012-04-19: 03:09
Riyaz Fantastic set Pete and thanks for sharing ! Yes I really envy you!
Riyaz · 2012-04-19: 05:16
somogyvari Wonderful place !
somogyvari · 2012-04-19: 05:46
helys Amazing
Romantic mood
Congrats
helys · 2012-04-19: 09:07
mystic1 Wonderful set love the animal that pose for you in the last shot well done
mystic1 · 2012-04-22: 11:46
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