In Botswana, an incredible river in the desert

A video report (09:13) "A river in the desert" by Sonia Collavizza (CNRS Le Journal)
A river in the desert

[Source : CNRS Le Journal]

Elephants, crocodiles, hippos… In Botswana, the Okavango Delta is transformed into a veritable wildlife paradise during the flood that lasts several months of the year. In this report broadcast with LeMonde.fr, travel with a team of French scientists who study the geological, hydrological and climatic peculiarities of this exceptional region.

In Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a haven of peace for many wild animals: elephants, giraffes and hippos. It is also a very rich study area for scientists. French geologists from Géosciences Rennes regularly visit the site to study tectonics, hydrology and sedimentology. They perform many manipulations in this exceptional setting.

 
With:
Olivier Dauteuil, Marc Jolivet, Louis Gaudare (Geosciences Rennes/OSUR,  CNRS / University of Rennes 1)
Kaelo Makati (Okavango Research Institute / University of Botswana)

A river in the desert