The Kavango Region of Namibia is dominated by the Kavango River and its broad floodplains, which makes the area considerably greener than the rest of Namibia. The Kavango River forms a natural border between Namibia and Angola for more than 400km and is the lifeline to the Kavango people. The people make a living from fishing, tending cattle and cultivating sorghum, millet and maize.
Bordering the Kavango River is Mahango Game Reserve. It covers 244km2 and is characterised by riverine forests, abroad floodplain, magnificent Baobab trees;and large herds of Elephant and Red Lechwe. The game park also harbours rare game species such as Buffalo, Sable, Roan, Bushbuck, Reedbuck, Tsessebe and Sitatunga. It is also home to over 400 bird species and is one of the only game parks in Namibia where unguided walking is permitted.
The Kavango River with its rich fauna and flora is one of the main tourist attractions in this north eastern region of Namibia. This river is quite unique in that it is the only perennial river in Africa that flows eastwards without reaching the ocean.