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A 6,000-square-mile maze of lagoons, channels, and islands helps
Okavango earn the description "the river that never finds the sea".

Hippos
Think hippos are nice and slow? Think again!

What are deltas, and why are they called that?

Ever try making your own paper? The first paper was made out of papyrus, still found in Okavango.

Okavango Delta Map

Where is the Okavango Delta?

Mudbath strip
Watch
a baby elephant splash a bird.
fauna

The Okavango Delta in Botswana is home for an amazing variety of animals. Go to the flora and fauna page.



Postcard
Send an Okavango postcard!

notes
Read Dr. Keen's notes on Okavango.

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Know a good book related to the Okavango?

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FIND and ADD local connections to the Okavango.

Water lillies Have you seen these in your area?

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