Zambia boast some of the most fantastic waterways in Africa. In the middle of April, people from far and wide come to the country to attend the Kuomboka Festival of the Lozi people. Every year when the Zambezi River floods the plains, it creates a deep shallow river. The Lozi people move to higher ground during this period and the Kuomboka is seen as a ceremonial event to mark it.
The Durbar is a festival that is celebrated in several states in Northern Nigeria. In pre-colonial Nigeria, a series of Northern states were ruled by a traditional ruler known as the Emir. To displays the Emir's political and army strength, the nobility of each Emirates were required to contribute their fighting forces to take part in the annual Durbar festival.