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Ka•ri•bakəˈri bə(n.)

  1. an artificial lake on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, formed by a dam (Kari′ba Dam′) : site of hydroelectric power project. ab. 2000 sq. mi. (5200 sq. km).

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  1. Kariba, Zimbabwe

    Kariba is a town in Mashonaland West province, Zimbabwe, located close to the Kariba Dam at the northwestern end of Lake Kariba, near the Zambian border. According to the 1992 Population Census, the town had a population of 20,736. Located in the Zambezi Valley, Kariba is hot all year round. Kariba town is the centre of the tourist industry for the Lake Kariba region. Kariba town provides accommodation in various hotels and lodges. There are two casinos in the town and several restaurants. Many of the attractions in Kariba for the tourist are water-based. Fishing, game-viewing and house-boating are the most popular activities. A visit to the Kariba Dam wall is also impressive along with a visit to the crocodile farm. In 2006 only three of the hotels were open. They were Carribea Bay, the Cutty Sark Hotel and the Zambezi Valley Motel in Nyamhunga. The town was established to house workers who were constructing the dam in the mid to late 1950s; the township was constructed by the contractor Costain. It was the childhood home of the local cult leader Emmanuel Sadiki, who preached in southern Zambia during the late 1980s.

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