Another very sinuous waterway which comes from the west, adding its measure
to the Zambezi just above Lukulu.
This tributary joins the Zambezi flood plain from the west between the
Lungwebungu and Luanginga, but in the dry season flows south along the
western flank of the plain to meet the Luanginga before its confluence
with the main river. It defines the northern and eastern limits of the
Liuwa Plain National Park.
Rises far to the west in Angola and joins the Zambezi
about opposite Mongu. Its route however is
so tortuous that the recently renovated canal between the Angolan border
and Kalabo has dramatically improved the practicality
of this journey. We were told that in the old days paddlers might camp
on the same site for two consecutive nights with a hard day's paddling
in between to round a bend. It may be true. This river, in its middle part,
forms the southern boundary of the Liuwa Plain National Park.