Siavonga is the largest shoreline town on the Zambian side of Lake Kariba. It’s top four economic mainstays are hydropower from Kariba Dam, wild kapenta fishing, tilapia farming on the lake, and tourism. Tourism is the reason I had come to town in April, 2022. I had come to see for seeing’s sake; and to touch, for the first time, the dam and the lake it holds back.
The dam is an enormous hunk of curved concrete.