The Moremi Game Reserve is a unique destination when you travel to Botswana as it was the first game reserve in Botswana that was founded by local residents in 1963 as an act of protection after the wildlife population of the area had been affected when it was discovered by Europeans. The Moremi Game Reserve is located within the Okavango Delta, making up about 40% of the delta and is home to an array of wildlife, including close to 500 bird species.
Moremi Game Reserve allows visitors to explore the park in various ways, along with walking tours, visitors are able to take a mokoro through the delta, a canoe-like boat made from the hollowed-out trunk of a large, hard tree. The Reserve is significant as it is the only area of the Okavango Delta that is officially protected. The Big Five are easily spotted, as a population of black and white rhino have recently been revived. The scenic and varied landscape of the Moremi Game Reserve consists of marshlands, lush forested areas, and beautiful lagoons.
Moremi Game Reserve Highlights
Must-dos at Moremi include bird-watching at the Gcodikwe Heronry, game drives in search of the Big Five, and sightings of the rare wild dogs. The scenic Chiefs Island is well worth a visit (and is home to many safari lodges and camps), as is forested Mopane Tongue, in the east.
Moremi Game Reserve is a protected area in Botswana. It lies on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta and was named after Chief Moremi.
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With such a diverse landscape, the park can be explored in a myriad of ways – in 4×4’s, on foot and by mokoro—a dug-out canoe steered by a personal guide.
The mokoro canoe is the best way to see endangered birds like the wattle crane, plus countless other species, but sturdier boat cruises are also available to see an even greater array of wildlife.
Moremi Game Reserve offers unique safari landscape and an unforgettable experience. Combine Moremi with a few nights in the Chobe National Park for an all-round Botswana wildlife experience. Contact us to arrange your Botswana Safari.
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