This large, shallow lake is located between the Linyanti and Chobe rivers, about 60km south of Katima Mulilo. When full, it covers some 10,000ha, although it has been dry (something of a dustbowl) since 1985. People and cattle now populate its bed.
Lake Liambezi's main source of water used to be the River Linyanti, but after this has filtered through the swamps it seems unable to fill the lake, even in recent years of good rain. However, next time the Zambezi is in flood it may be able fill the lake either via the Bukalo Channel, which runs southwest from the river to the lake, or even via the Chobe River – which can actually reverse its flow.
There is one new community campsite planned in this area in the new Salambala Conservancy.