Freeware Okavango Delta scenery for X-Plane released

The scenery covers an area of Botswana, in Africa and it adds quite a few interesting locations and helipads.

Freeware Okavango Delta scenery for X-Plane

The scenery is being brought to us by Area 77 Simulations, authors of the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport for X-Plane.

This is a wonderful and very interesting region. The description Area 77 makes of the region is very much worth reading:

The Okavango Delta (or Okavango Grassland) (formerly spelled "Okovango" or "Okovanggo") in Botswana is a swampy inland delta formed where the Okavango River reaches a tectonic trough in the central part of the endorheic basin of the Kalahari. All the water reaching the delta is ultimately evaporated and transpired and does not flow into any sea or ocean.

Generally flat, with a height variation of less than two meters across its area, dry land in the Okavango Delta is predominantly comprised of numerous small islands, formed when vegetation takes root on termite mounds, however larger islands exist with Chief’s Island, the largest (over 70 km long and 15 km wide), having been formed on a tectonic fault line. Historically, it was reserved as an exclusive hunting area for the chief. It now provides the core area for much of the resident wildlife when the waters rise.

The 1000th site to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2014, the Okavango Delta is an important wildlife area protected by both the Moremi Game Reserve, on its eastern edge, and the numerous wildlife concessions within Ngamiland.

The Delta's profuse greenery is not the result of a wet climate; rather, it is an oasis in an arid country. The average annual rainfall is 450 mm (18 in) (approximately one third that of its Angolan catchment area) and most of it falls between December and March in the form of heavy afternoon thunderstorms.

The Okavango Delta is both a permanent and seasonal home to a wide variety of wildlife. Species include the savanna elephant, lion, blue wildebeest, sitatunga, springbok, common eland, greater kudu, duiker, steenbok, gemsbok, sable antelope, impala, roan antelope, Plains zebra, South African giraffe, red lechwe, African buffalo, hippopotamus, black rhinoceros, white rhinoceros, African wild dog, Nile crocodile, cheetah, African leopard, chacma baboon, brown hyena, spotted hyena, common warthog and vervet monkey.

In this scenery we can find: elephants, lions, giraffes, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, crocodile flamingos and many more!

Okavango is home to many safari camps, most of which aren't reached by road but rather by small airplane from Maun, the area's main village.

Features

Freeware Okavango Delta scenery for X-PlaneThe Okavango Delta scenery contains:

  • 5 safari camps (Abu Camp, Chief’s Camp, Mombo Camp, Nxabega Camp and Xigera Camp;
  • 5 airfields: Abu (FB00), Chief’s Camp (FBPJ), Mombo airfild (FB50), Nxabega (FB57) and Xigera (FB95);
  • Camp tents with helipads;
  • Highly accurate buildings modeled;
  • Detailed airport objects, vehicles and vegetation;
  • Custom textured runways and helipads;
  • Custom surroundings buildings
  • 26 helipads;
  • Hundreds of animals;
  • Custom water, roads, pavement and PBR textures;

You can download this scenery, for free, on the link below. Just make sure you read the instructions first.

Freeware Okavango Delta scenery for X-Plane Freeware Okavango Delta scenery for X-Plane Freeware Okavango Delta scenery for X-Plane Freeware Okavango Delta scenery for X-Plane

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Characteristics

Terrain type Forest
Helipads Yes
Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them.

Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers.

Sérgio is HeliSimmer.com's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.

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