Botswana, Okavango Delta, an alluvial plain, which in the period of full amplitude reaches 16,000 square kilometres out to become the second largest inland delta in the world.
The waters of this extensive water system originates from the north in Angola with the rains of October. From here begins a slow journey south. Instigated by the difference in height of 60 meters of 460 km, passing through Namibia, it takes about 9 months to reach the southern part of the Delta where there is the city of Maun, finally exhausting it’s journey in the Kalahari desert.
This huge volume of water creates an incredible environment for plant and local animal life. There are many birds, both migratory that sedentary, inhabiting the Delta including eagles, herons and storks. Then of course there are in huge quantities the herbivores, who feast on the lush grass of January and reproduce there too. Antelopes, impalas, Wildebeest, large herds of buffalos, zebras, giraffes, warthogs and elephants to name a few. This abundance of herbivores inevitably attracts carnivores. Predators such as baboons, jackals, hyenas, lions, leopards and cheetahs.