The rivers in Africa sustain life, they are like the veins in your body, provide nutrients and goodness for the fauna and flora to survive. Many parts of these rivers are long, varied, untamed and wild. Some of the rivers in Africa hold a colossal amount of water and during the rainfall their strength and volume is incredible which create deep canyons and huge catchment basin. If you have heard about the mighty Victoria Falls, the Okavango Delta, the River Nile, Chobe River, Mara River then you know that these also create a perfect habitat for Africa wildlife. The biodiversity of these rivers provide water, critical to wildlife survival thus a wealth of nature is always found in the vicinity.
|All the rivers in Africa make a great viewing platforms wether they are in full flow after the rains or during the dryer winter months where wildlife congregates to quench their thirst. The dryer months enhance your chance to see a larger variety of animals as they travel huge distances to drink.|
Wildlife gathers around rivers in Africa, therefore make a perfect place to view in their natural landscapes. Often permanent ‘hides’ are set up near waterholes offering comfort to guests while being amazed at how close they can be to incredible beasts at the waters edge.
Here the wildebeest cross the muddy Mara River during the famous annual Wildebeest Migrations. This is one of the rivers in Africa that you need to be at during this incredible wonders of nature annual events. Located in the Serengeti, each year about two million wildebeest, zebra, and other herds take the pilgrimage risking it all by following the food supply.
A wealth of wildlife is attracted to the waterlogged environment of the inland river delta, Okavango. This delta is formed by a river in Africa which instead of emptying into the sea, empties onto open land and floods the savannahs. Unique wildlife make this vibrant bounty their home; hippos bask in the sun, crocodiles lie hidden waiting for opportunities to arise. River antelopes – the Lechwe graze in the shallows and elephants enjoy rolling in mud. Cheetahs grudgingly get their feet wet looking for prey. Wild dogs have adapted well to this environment hunting day or night in the wet or dry surrounds. The rivers in Africa have created this world heritage delta system a paradise and important home to some of the worlds most endangered species.