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The Okavango delta is one of the world’s largest inland water systems. It's headwaters start in Angola’s western highlands and enters Botswana, where it is then called the Okavango.
The delta’s floods are fed from the Angolan rains, which start in October and finish sometime in April. The floods only cross the border between Botswana and Namibia in December and will only reach the bottom end of the delta (Maun) sometime in July, taking almost nine months from the source to the bottom!
So waterlevel is the highest in the dry season!
The slow meandering pace of the flood is due to the lack of drop in elevation, which drops a little more than 60 metres over a distance of 450 kilometres.
The delta’s water deadends in the Kalahari Desert with over 95 (!) per cent of the water eventually evaporating.
Okavango is unique, with its tranquill, lily-filled lagoons, narrow channels through the papyrus, and islands of tall trees.
The best way to visit the Delta, is by mokoro. This is a dug out canoe made of ebony or sausage tree log and is being poled from a standing position at the back.

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