6. Zambezi River

The Zambezi is the fourth-longest river in Africa, and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. This magnificent river rises in Zambia, and follows a meandering 2,736-kilometre course, separating Zambia and Zimbabwe and crossing Mozambique to empty into the Mozambique channel.

In the far north-east of Namibia, the incredible Zambezi River serves as the frontier between Namibia and Zambia, before plunging over the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Travellers can experience the thrills and excitement of the Zambezi River with its incredible labyrinth of waterways, floodplains, riverine forests and backwaters. There is an exceptional variety of bird-life, game and vegetation., and guided tours within vehicles and preferably boats, on and around the river are a real draw-card to this region.