Location: Lake Kashiba

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1327B4

Country: Zambia


Altitude range: c. 1150 m

Annual rainfall: 951-1050 mm

Location (short): Copperbelt

Location (detailed): Lake Kashiba is situated south-west of Luanshya in Zambia, close to Mpongwe and St Anthony's Mission.


Lake Kashiba is the best known of the several small, very deep pools in the Ndola district called "the sunken lakes." They are found in limestone and were caused by the action of water on the rock, dissolving it and forming caves which eventually collapsed, leaving deep holes filled with water. It is about 3.5 hectares (8.6 acres) in area and about 100 metres (330 ft) deep. The water level is about 10 metres (33 ft) below the surrounding forest.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Location details: Lake Kashiba.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=136, retrieved 4 October 2023

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