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Swampland in Africa’s “Four Corners”

April 2nd, 2009 Category: Rivers

Africa's "Four Corners" - March 24th, 2009

Africa's "Four Corners" - March 24th, 2009

This dark green area of swampland shows the location of Africa’s ‘Four Corners’, where four countries meet: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  Several rivers converge here, including the Chobe River and the Zambezi River.

The 200–300 m wide Chobe forms the border with the extreme tip of Namibia’s Caprivi Strip, though the swamps on the Namibian side prevent any habitation on that side or river crossings to it.

The Caprivi Strip (also known as the Okavango Strip) is a narrow protrusion of Namibia eastwards about 450 km (280 miles), between Botswana on the south, Angola and Zambia to the north, and Okavango Region to the west. Caprivi is bordered by the Okavango, Kwando, Chobe and Zambezi rivers. The area is rich in wildlife and has mineral resources.

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