From Chalo Chatu, Zambia online encyclopedia
Location of Senanga in Zambia

Senanga is a town in the Western Province of Zambia, on the eastern bank of the Zambezi River, at the southern end of its Barotse Floodplain. It lies on the main road running parallel to the river from Livingstone and Sesheke to Mongu, which crosses the river by a pontoon ferry about 15 km (9 mi) south of Senanga. The section of the road to Mongu is in perfect condition as it was recently tarred and the section to Sesheke is a gravel road, often in poor condition in the rainy season.

In addition to the river and floodplain with its wildlife and fishing opportunities, Senanga is about 120 km (75 mi) from Sioma Ngwezi National Park and about 80 km (50 mi) from Ngonye Falls. It has a hotel and serves as a base for fishing tours by boat. A tall radio mast makes a prominent landmark in the town.

The area is prone to illegal fishing which is having a major impact on important breeding grounds of nembwe, tigerfish and slidejaw.


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