Luapula River


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The Luapula River is the source of Luvua, which in turn is a right tributary of the Congo in Africa.

It is produced in the north of Zambia from the Bangweulusee and from the adjoining this Bangweulusümpfen that are fed by numerous small streams from the surrounding mountains, especially from Chambeshi, which rises between Lake Tanganyika and Lake Malawi near the border with Tanzania and flows through these swamps. Then the Luapula is first a many hundreds of meters wide swamp whose water moves southward. Once the river reaches the western plateau, he turns to the west and forms the border of Zambia to the DRC. There follow the deep Mambatutafälle, behind which the flow is narrow, meandering north and crashes there over five kilometers across rapid white water rapids, the Mambilimafällen. Behind this the valley opens out into an embossed by mango trees and Kassavafeldern floodplain. After the cases of the river to the lake is navigable. 150 km before the river flows into the Lake Mweru, it widens into a vast system of marshes, swamps, lagoons and floodplains. Then the river gives its name. The outflow of Mwerusees means Luvua.

The Luapula is navigable in the underflow from the Mambilimafällen. Its largest tributary is the Chambeshi.