With an extension of 15,846 km² the Okavango Delta is one of the largest inland deltas worldwide. Formed by tectonic faulting, this amazing water-wonderland in the heart of Africa stores up to 95% of Botswana’s total fresh water. The delta can be divided in the areas Okavango Panhandle, eastern delta, inner delta as well as the area Moremi Game Reserve. As an inland delta it is not located near the coast to enter the ocean like other deltas, but unfolds within the landlocked country to slowly seep away into the Kalahari Desert. The Okavango Delta is home to countless, partly also very rare animal and plant species. Since 2014 it is part of the UNESCO world heritage.
Not only the sheer size of this delta is very special but also the fact that the water level is highest in the time the dry season in the surrounding reaches its peak. In consequence a large number of animals migrate to this place during the draught. Until now 71 species of fish, 33 species of amphibian, 64 species of reptiles, 444 species of birds and 122 species of mammals were recognized.