Boteti River

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Water leaving the Okavango flows through Maun and then heads down the Boteti River, before eventually emptying into the southern Ntwetwe Pan. The banks of the Boteti are steep and offer fine views of the river. As the winter lengthens and the pans begin to dry up, animals are forced to come to the river to drink, so game viewing along this section can be extremely rewarding.

About 3 percent of the water in the delta is carried away via the Boteti River and two other channels; this outflow preserves the delta's freshwater ecosystem by flushing out salts and other minerals that would otherwise collect in the delta.