National Geographic News

Okavango Channel

Photograph by Beverly Joubert

Every year, drought-withered Botswana receives the gift of life. Rain that fell three months ago and 500 miles (800s kilometers) away in the highlands of Angola snakes down the Okavango River and overflows into the Okavango Delta, filling channels like this serpentine offshoot and inundating the floodplain.

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