Okavango River

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Okavango River Wildlife

The delta of the river Okavango is unique in its kind of landmark. Located near the nature reserve, Moremi National Park and Chobe.

Okavango River is an incredibly beautiful place, but what makes it unique is the fact that it is the largest inland delta on Earth. It is located entirely within the territory of Botswana. Itself Okavango River flows from the mountains of Angola and empties its waters in the desert sands of the Kalahari. This place is unusually shallow and the swampy area is full of greenery and life itself in the middle of the desert.

Formed in the lagoon, which is reminiscent of labyrinth channels surrounding islets with fertile alluvial soils live more than 450 bird species and over 1000 species of plants of which some are unknown.

The delta region is part of the ancient lake, Makgadikgadi.

This huge area of lake existed in the past but was dry about 10, 000 years ago. The river delta covers an area of 15 000 km ², and its waters are crystal clear. Traditionally the local population carves wooden canoes, called mokoro which is considered the best way to tour the river.

Specially trained guides conduct tours to visitors, guiding them through the labyrinth channels among places untouched by man. Annually Okavango River has 11, 000 km3 of water reaching the locality of the desert.

It is because of the wild nature of this place that it is a popular tourist attraction, the species you will there are, elephants, hippos, antelopes, crocodiles, zebras, hyenas, and all other species typical of the African region.

Most mammals, numbering to about 200, 000, live in these fertile lands throughout the year as they do not have to migrate due to the dry period. Great herds of buffalo and elephants are composed alone of nearly 30, 000. There are also ostriches.

The best time to visit the Okavango River is from mid May to mid September when the water level is average and is best suited for drifting.

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