Lions don’t like water. But sometimes the lions of the Okavango Delta have to swim to cross the water. The Okavango Delta in Botswana is a very large inland delta formed where the Okavango River reaches a tectonic trough in the central part of the Kalahari Desert. It’s a very unique environment where you have seasonal floods. The average water depth is about 2 to 2 1/2 feet, but there are deeper areas as well. Okavango lions know the area and they can avoid very deep water. By the way, we have to admit that they are very good at swimming!