The Okavango River is located in southwest Africa, and begins in Angola, where it is known as the Cubango River.
The Okavango River does not flow into the sea.
It flows through Botswana, draining into the Moremi Game Reserve, and it ends by emptying into a swamp in the Kalahari Desert, known as the Okavango Delta
In the rainy season it discharges to the Makgadikgadi Pans, which features a seasonal wetland where thousands of flamingos gather each summer.
Drought is common in Namibia and the country has proposed a project to build a pipeline to divert water from the Okavango River to help relieve water shortages during the dry season.