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The Okavango Inland Delta in Botswana

19S 23.0E

November 18th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Botswana - October 7th, 2009

Botswana - October 7th, 2009

The sands of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana appear green where the Okavango River pours onto them, creating the Okavango Delta. The other green area at the top is swampland in Africa’s “Four Corners” region.

The delta is fed from Angola’s October to April rainy season, although the waters generally don’t reach Botswana until December and don’t travel to the bottom end of the delta until July. As this image was taken in early October, at the start of Angola’s rainy season, the delta has not yet expanded to its maximum area.

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