Moremi Safari in Botswana
Moremi supports one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa and is home to huge herds of Elephant and the endangered African Wild Dog. It is the only place in Botswana where you can see all the Big Five.
The Moremi Game Reserve is a short charter flight from Maun, which is a mere 2 hour flight from Cape Town or Johannesburg. One of the world’s greatest safari destinations, it covers nearly 20% of the Okavango Delta. The reserve is a study in contrasts, with areas of dry woodland and savannah next to picturesque floodplains and lagoons.
The reserve is a sanctuary for many animals and known for its large herds of plains game such as Buffalo, Zebra and Wildebeest. It is also home to many predators including Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Hyenas.
Elephant herds numbering in the thousands take refuge in the beautiful Mopane forests in the dry winter months. It is also one of the only places in Botswana where you can see the Big Five since Rhino have been re-introduced.
The Moremi Wildlife Experience
The Moremi Game Reserve is the ideal Botswana destination for people looking to experience this oasis in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. The Moremi wildlife experience will allow you to go on game drives to see big game such as Buffalo and Lion, as well as trips in traditional boats called "makoros" which allow you to explore the channels and lagoons.
Moremi Highlights on your Botswana safari include the magnificent wildlife and sightings of rare Wild Dogs. The birding is excellent in summer, and you could visit the birding colony at the Gcodikwe Heronry. Game drives in search of the Big Five and memorable wildlife encounters are what make Moremi the ultimate safari destination for your Botswana tour.
The Mopane Tongue is best for seeing Wild Dogs, while Xakanaxa is known for its varied game ightings.
Chief’s Island is exclusive, and is one of the best places to see Rhino, while the Xigera region focuses on water activities.
History of Moremi
The history of Moremi Game Reserve is interesting and includes land that once belonged to the BaTawana people. They were concerned about the toll that hunting was taking on the wildlife population and in a historic move agreed to vacate the land so that it could be used for conservation. Today the reserve is managed by Botswana National Parks.