The Zambezi is Africaís fourth largest River system, after the Nile, Zaire and Niger Rivers. It runs through six countries on itís journey from central Africa to the Indian Ocean. Its unique value is that it is less developed than others in terms of human settlement and many areas along itís banks enjoy protected status. It's power has carved the spectacular Victoria Falls and the zigzagging Batoka Gorge. Running for a length of 2700kms, it begins itís journey as an insignificant little spring in the corner of north-west Zambia in the Mwinilunga District. It bubbles up between the roots of a tree, very close to the border where Zambia, Angola and Zaire meet.