The delta is at its most impressive in August when the champagne-coloured water is at its deepest. Most of the animals' young are born between November and March when the vegetation is lush. The heart of the delta can be accessed only by air.Since it is an exclusive destination, it remains wild and relatively unpopulated.
Stunning birdlife can be seen here, such as Pel's fishing owl (common in some areas), African skimmer, whitebacked night heron, bat hawk, wood owl, narina trogon (summer only), carmine bee-eater colonies (especially during breeding season - late August to October when they nest communally in the steep river banks). Some of the best birding is to be enjoyed if you are lucky enough to come across a barbel run. This happens intermittently between mid-August and late October depending on the year and local flood levels.