Jun 022009
 
Chobe River

Angola – Zambia – Namibia – Botswana The Chobe River rises in the central Angolan plateau on the slopes of Mount Tembo. There, it is called the Kwando (a Hambukushu name), and travels enormous distances through Kalahari sands before reaching Botswana; here it becomes the Linyanti (a Subiya name) until it reaches Ngoma where it [Curious? Find out more…]

Okavango River & Delta

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Apr 162009
 
Okavango River & Delta

Angola – Namibia – Botswana The Okavango River is the fourth-longest river system in southern Africa, running southeastward for 1,600 km (1,000 miles). It begins in Angola, where it is known as the Cubango River. Further south it forms part of the border between Angola and Namibia, and then flows into Botswana, draining into the [Curious? Find out more…]

Caprivi

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Apr 152009
 
Caprivi

Namibia (Caprivi) The Caprivi is a tropical area, with high temperatures and much rainfall during the December-to-March rainy season, making it the wettest region of Namibia. The terrain is mostly made up of swamps, floodplains, wetland, and woodland. With an abundance of hippo, buffalo and elephant, this birders’ paradise is part of pristine Africa. However, [Curious? Find out more…]

Kunene River / Rio Cunene

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Apr 082009
 
Kunene River / Rio Cunene

Angola – Namibia The Cunene valley, the natural boundary between Angola and Namibia, is an extension of the south-central Africa Okavango-Chobe-Zambezi biome of rivers, swamps, riverine forest and woodlands. The name Kunene was given to this river by the Herero people. Kunene in their language means “right-hand-side” and the name refers to the country north [Curious? Find out more…]

Zambezi River

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Apr 032009
 
Zambezi River

Zambia – Angola – Namibia – Botswana – Zimbabwe – Mozambique The legendary Zambezi River is in itself a spectacle and is the namesake of this pristine wilderness. Along its 2 700 km course, the Zambezi fertilizes the Barotse Floodplains and plunges over the Ngonye Falls. Here, the mighty Zambezi River reaches a 1 500m [Curious? Find out more…]

Orange River & Gariep Dam

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Apr 012009
 
Orange River & Gariep Dam

Lesotho South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, Northern Cape) Namibia (Karas) The Orange is a major river in southern Africa, one of the longest on the continent and one of the longest south of the Tropic of Capricorn. After rising in the Lesotho Highlands, less than 200 km from the Indian Ocean, the river flows [Curious? Find out more…]

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