Kavango is part of the northern reaches of the Kalahari basin, a plateau lying on about 1000 m above sea level. Just as the entire northern Namibia Kavango, has a higher rainfall which the region is much greener than central and southern Namibia. The region is heavily influenced by the Okavango River and its flood wide areas where there are few forests and farming is done. The river is a lifeline for the region.
Here lies one of the major towns of Namibia, Rundu, near the Okavango River. The inhabitants belong mostly to the ethnic group of Ovambo. Here is also home to the very well-known Namibian woodcarvers that characterize the entire town, to share their craft skills for generations and can live very well off. From here you can, for example, take a boat trip to the Popa waterfalls and watch hippos and crocodiles.