Friday, December 16, 2005

KARIBA WALL

This is the famous Kariba Wall built on the Zambezi river to harvest electricity. Thousands of animals had to be rescued as the water built up, and people worked round the clock to save as many animals as they could. The animals were terrified and had no idea what was happening, with families getting separated, totally lost or even killed. While the Wall was being built men lost their lives as well. There is a very nice little Italian church here at the top which was built to commemorate those who died. Being in a valley the temperatures reach into the 100's, and in the short Winters it can be cold. Malaria is very prevalent here. The Tsetse Fly is also common, but it had been eradicated. The Lake itself is full of fish and is a paradise for boating. Wildlife is abundant around the many islands and hills of the mainland.

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