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Lake Kariba


Table 1
Surface Area5400 km2
Volume160 km3
Maximum Depth78 m
Mean Depth31 m
Shoreline Length2164 km
Photo of Lake Kariba

Photo: C. H. D. Magadza

Table 2
Latitude17°16' S
Longitude27°52' E
Altitude485 m
CountryZambia, Zimbabwe
Table 3
Catchment Area663000 km2
Residence Time3 yr
Freezing PeriodNone 
Mixing TypeMonomictic 
Location of Lake Kariba

Location of the Lake