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, 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.

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