Targeted bird species; There are varieties of bird’s species which reside in the lake and survive on water supply therein and also beautiful landscape of the lake provide habitation for birds such as Grey Heron, Marabou Stork, Cattle Egret, African Jacana, Black smith Lapwing, Crowned Lapwing and White Faced Duck.
The Lake is located 200km from Maun alongside Mopipi as you drive to Rakops. The lake is similar to lake Ngami in being a nutrient sink with rich soils that, when flooded, will result in nutrient-rich eutrophic waters in an otherwise dry area.
Lake Xau is also similar to Lake Ngami in being a nutrient sink with rich soils that, when flooded, will result in nutrient-rich, eutrophic waters in an otherwise dry area. Lake Xau will almost certainly attract and support a diverse suite of water birds – in large numbers – when it finally floods. Lake Xau is filled, not every year, by the Boteti River, which is an overflow from the Okavango Delta. Rain waters, from the Angolan highlands take months to reach the Okavango and it is only at this time of the year does the water reach the Boteti River. It attracts and supports a diverse life of water bird species when it finally floods during rain seasons.