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From it's source in Angola, the Okavango River winds it way down to Botswana pouring in the Kalahari Desert spreading out into the Okavango Delta. The heart of the delta is a year round swamp providing life to a wide variety of plants and wildlife in this arid land. The hippos aren't the only Botswanans grateful for the water. Rain or "Pula" is so important in this arid land that the same word is also used for their currency. In recent years the river and delta has faced threats from dam projects and diamond mining.