Base Camp 2
Here, as the Okavango River leaves the Panhandle, water spreads out across the Kalahari sands in a wide, fan-shaped delta. A few main channels, about 80 feet wide and lined by tall reeds, carry most of the water. The region is a network of perennial and seasonal swamps and floodplain grasslands.
Papyrus, which is the dominant vegetation through the Panhandle, is replaced by other reeds and sedges. These vast reed beds filter the murky water of the Okavango and create homes for at least 80 species of fish.<< Back to Base Camp Map
|The tiger fish, one of the Delta's 80-plus fish species,
is a powerful hunter with large conical teeth.
|The traditional mokoro, or dugout canoe, is the best|
way to navigate the channels of the Northern Delta.