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In December 2018, the National Geographic Society signed an historic Protocol of Cooperation with the Angolan government, mandating the Wild Bird Trust, as the implementing partner, to advance the effective management of natural resources, capacity building, sustainable development and tourism in the Okavango-Zambezi Water Tower Project Area.Learn more
Namibia is the most arid country in Southern Africa. Water is a key resource especially for agriculture but perennial rivers are few and are shared with its neighbours. The Okavango, Zambezi and Chobe all have their sources in the Angolan highlands so Namibia is an essential link in the work of the NGOWP.Learn more
The Wild Bird Trust is on a mission to conserve wild birds and their habitat through exploration, research and monitoring, conservation action, partnerships, awareness-raising and support for local and citizen-led organisations.Learn more
In 2014 the Okavango Delta became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Part of the reason for this is because the Delta supports the lives of thousands of people by providing freshwater, food, building materials, medicinal plants and employment through the tourism industry. The NGOWP now plays its part in protecting this unique and vital place.Learn more
This is the story of the guardians of the Okavango water system. These guardians have a monumental task: safeguard a remote, near pristine environment facing threats from all sides.
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The Nkashi Classic Game
The Nkashi Classic Game is a simple race along the Okavango river in Botswana, avoiding obstacles like hippos, crocodiles and reeds navigating through various blocked channels and finishing in the fastest time possible. On the way you will have to collect water lilies and the word Nkashi for extra points.
Into The Okavango
The Okavango River Basin provides a vital source of water to local people and iconic animal species in Africa. However, this oasis is now under threat due to increasing pressure from human activity. Follow a team of modern-day explorers on an epic four-month expedition across three countries to help protect the river system that feeds the Okavango Delta, one of our planet's last wetland wildernesses.
Into The Okavango is only available to view in the following countries: Namibia, Angola, Botswana and South Africa.
Walk with us on our journey as we explore the Okavango Delta in all its beauty, save the Cape Parrot from near extinction and monitor the water and ecology in Africa’s wetlands.
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