Friday, November 18, 2011

The Okavango Delta in Botswana, Africa

The Okavango Delta
Botswana - Africa

Photography: Hayden & Katherine Oake

postmarked in 2007 with a Botswana 2006 Stamp -  Phoenix reclinata (a flowering Palm) P 4.90

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The Okavango Delta (or Okavango Swamp), in Botswana, is the world's largest inland delta. It is formed where the Okavango River empties onto a swamp in the  Kalahari Desert, where most of the water is lost to evaporation instead of draining into the sea.

The Okavango delta is both a permanent and seasonal home to a wide variety of wildlife which is now a popular tourist attraction.
Species include African Bush Elephant, African Buffalo, Hippopotamus, Lechwe (I believe that is the antelope in the postcard above), Blue Wildebeest, Giraffe, Nile crocodile, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Brown Hyena, Spotted Hyena, Greater Kudu, Sable Antelope, Black Rhinoceros, White Rhinoceros, Plains Zebra, Warthog and Chacma Baboon.

The delta also includes over 400 species of birds.

1 comment:

Lil Miss Red T-Shirt said...

Very cool. Don't see many Botswana cards..that's for sure..except ones that a few friends who lived there once had. Great card.