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Two women use the river to wash up while avoiding the threat of crocodiles along the Luangwa River.

Saving a beloved home along the Luangwa River in Zambia

The Luangwa River is one of the longest remaining free-flowing rivers in Southern Africa. It flows through an area which boasts some of the most pristine habitats left in Zambia for elephants, lions, leopards and a myriad of other wildlife. A dam has been proposed on the Luangwa that would flood almost the entire Luembe chiefdom, destroying habitats and displacing thousands of people.  

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