Welcome to Lake Ngami

Lake Ngami lacks an outflow and can only be filled by an overflow from the Okavango Delta down the Nhabe River. Following heavy rains in 1962, the lake reappeared once more, covering an area of 250 sq km. Although the lake was present for nearly 20 years, it mysteriously disappeared again in 1982, only to reappear once more in 2000. Since then, heavy rains have kept the lake partially filled at various times, though it’s anyone’s guess when it will dry up again.

Following heavy rains, the lake attracts flocks of water birds, among them flamingos, ibises, pelicans, eagles, storks, terns, gulls and kingfishers.

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Lake Ngami in detail