Okavango River, Namibia

The Okavango River is also known as the Cubango River and is the fourth-longest river system in southern Africa, running southeastward for 1,600 km (1,000 mi). It begins at an elevation of 1,300 metres (4,300 ft) in the sandy highlands of Angola. Farther south, it forms part of the border between Angola and Namibia, and then flows into Botswana. The Okavango does not have an outlet to the sea. Instead, it flows into the amazing Okavango Delta, an oasis within the Kalahari Desert.

The Namibian stretch of the Okavango River is home to many beautiful lodges and campsites from where visitors can enjoy languorous boat cruises in search of hippo and crocodile, or sit silently bird watching.

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