What are the names of the rivers which run the northern and southern borders of Zimbabwe?

Two of the major rivers originate outside Zimbabwe—the Zambezi, along the Angola border, and the Limpopo, in South Africa.

What is the name of the river that runs along the southern border of Zimbabwe?


Zambezi River Zambesi, Zambeze
Nickname(s) Besi
Countries Zambia Angola Namibia Botswana Zimbabwe Mozambique
Physical characteristics

How many rivers are there in Zimbabwe?

In Zimbabwe, we have five major rivers – The Zambezi River, Pungwe River, Buzi River, Save River and the Limpopo River. There are 27 big rivers and 16 tributaries.

What are the major rivers in Zimbabwe?

List of rivers of Zimbabwe

  • Zambezi River. Luenha River. Mazowe River (Mazoe River) Ruya River (Luia River) …
  • Pungwe River. Honde River.
  • Buzi River. Lucite River.
  • Save River (Sabi River) Runde River (Lundi River) Chiredzi River. Mutirikwe River (Mtilikwe River) …
  • Limpopo River. Changane River. Mwenezi River (Manisi River)

Does Limpopo River have crocodiles?

The Limpopo River is also crocodile infested, further posing a risk to the lives of those illegally using the river to cross into the province,” said Kganyago.

What is another name for Limpopo River?

The first European to sight the river was Vasco da Gama, who anchored off its mouth in 1498 and named it Espirito Santo River.

Limpopo River.

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Limpopo River Vhembe
Source confluence Marico and Crocodile
• location Botswana/South Africa border
• elevation 872 m (2,861 ft)
Mouth Indian Ocean

Does Zimbabwe have a volcano?

A promise Volcano Eruption had occurred in Gutu Chief Mazungunye area. The Volcano is not yet erupt , however villagers said the big mountain blasts and raise out smokes and vibrations.

Where do most rivers in Zimbabwe start?

The mountain is the source of three rivers; the Nyamuziwa River, and the Kairezi (Gairezi) Rivers, both tributaries of the Mazowe River, a tributary of the Zambezi River, the third is the Pungwe River which flows eastward into Mozambique.

Between what two rivers was Zimbabwe located?

The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya. The world-famous waterfall of the Zambezi River is located between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

What does the word Zimbabwe mean?

Many sources hold that “Zimbabwe” derives from dzimba-dza-mabwe, translated from the Karanga dialect of Shona as “houses of stones” (dzimba = plural of imba, “house”; mabwe = plural of bwe, “stone”). … Zimbabwe was formerly known as Southern Rhodesia (1898), Rhodesia (1965), and Zimbabwe Rhodesia (1979).

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