Dominated by the Kavango River and its broad flood plains. Therefore makes the area considerably greener than the rest of Namibia. The river forms a natural 400km border between Namibia and Angola and is the lifeline to the Kavango people. The people make a living from fishing, tending cattle and cultivating sorghum, millet and maize. The Kavango people originate from the large lakes of East Africa having moved to Kavango between 1750 and 1800. Today the Kavango Region consists of five tribes each led by a traditional chief and assisted by a traditional headman.