The Okavango Delta may be known for its crystal clear channels, and open lagoons, but there is a surprising amount of land available, offering a home to elephant, lion, leopard, wild dog, and various species of antelope including the rare sitatunga, and iconic lechwe.
The waters abound with a variety of fish species, such as bream and catfish, eagerly preyed upon by a good number of Nile Crocodile. Hippo numbers are good, and pods of these huge creatures enjoy their territorial rights in the lagoons.
The tiny reed frog is often seen on the Okavango's lilies or clinging to reeds and papyrus. Then there are birds, with over 400 species being represented, including a good number of migrants, which visit from November to March on an annual basis. The sights and sounds of the Delta make for highlight of any Safari to Botswana.
A safari can often be made more interesting when one keeps a record of the species that one sees on Safari, especially as a comparison to what is actually out there... click below for some lists of which species calls the Okavango 'home':