The Okavango, in southwest Africa, is a very special river. It is born in the highlands of Angola – but, instead of flowing towards the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, it runs inland. After more than 1,500 kilometres, the waters of the Okavango create a huge river delta before disappearing into the Kalahari Desert. Much of the water evaporates in the intense sun, and the rest of it seeps into the parched dry sands of the Kalahari. The Okavango Delta is a true natural wonder – an unlikely oasis, a lush paradise in the middle of a hostile desert, that supports and feeds an incredible abundance of wildlife.
Credits: A TERRA MATER FACTUAL STUDIOS / WILDLIFE FILMS production in co-production with THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC, DOCLIGHTS/NDR NATURFILM in association with PBS, CPB, ARTE FRANCE / Unité Découverte et Connaissance and SVT