Discover Okavango River - Botswana

Discover Okavango River – Botswana

Okavango River Botswana
Okavango River Botswana

The Okavango River is an unusual river, thanks to its waters in the center of Africa, the Garden of Eden blooms. In the middle of the sands of the Kalahari Desert, life flourishes: thickets of papyrus sway, antelopes, lions, elephants, and herons gather for watering. People are also attracted to these places…

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Okavango River Botswana

The Okavango River originates in Angola, flows on a small section of the route through Namibia and finally comes to Botswana. At first, the river is rather narrow, but as it moves to the south, its channel widens and in the delta region the width of the river can reach 20 km. 

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Okavango River Botswana

Descending from the highlands of Angola, the river spreads over a large and flat plain. Without changes in altitude, the speed of the current slows down and the river cannot punch its way. Therefore, in the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango breaks up into many channels, forming a wide delta. That is why we can say that the Okavango River “flows” into the desert.

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Okavango River Botswana

Interesting Facts:

  1. The Okavango Delta is the second largest in the world after the Niger Delta.
  2. The Okavango River flowed into a large lake in the South of Botswana – Makhadikhadi millions of years ago, but about 10,000 years ago it began to dry up.