Hippose by the water at the Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi Game Reserve Safaris

About Moremi Game Reserve

Arguably one of the most beautiful game reserves in Africa, Moremi Game Reserve stretches out across some 4,871 sq km through the Okavango Delta and is made up of mopane woodland and acacia forests, floodplains and lagoons. The diversity of the landscape alone makes this park a must on anyone's itinerary, not to mention the prolific wildlife that inhabits the region. One distinguishing feature about the reserve is that it was the first of its kind in Africa to be declared as a protected area by local residents. This occurred in 1963 as a measure to combat increased hunting.

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Birdlife is impressively varied, ranging from water birds to forest dwellers. There are many species of ducks, geese and an array of heron. Elephants are numerous, particularly during the dry season, as well as buffalo, giraffes, lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, jackals and the full range of antelopes, large and small, including the red lechwe. Wild dogs, whose numbers are rapidly dwindling elsewhere, are regularly seen and are the fortunate participants of a protection project, which has been operating in the area since 1989.

Moremi is best visited in the dry season and game viewing is at its peak from July to October, when seasonal pans dry up and the wildlife concentrates on the permanent water. However, at any point during the year, game is visible in abundance (although the species that can be observed varies with the season). The trails through the reserve are well maintained, making it accessible for self-drive travellers. Alternatively, guides regularly take visitors on excursions, explaining the nature and habits of the animals as they pass.

Moremi Game Reserve Tours

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Moremi Game Reserve Hotels

If you are planning a Moremi Game Reserve holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Camp Moremi Moremi Game Reserve

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Camp Moremi has African-style safari tents, each individually sited on a raised teak platform with private adjacent facilities and viewing deck. The dining area dishes up sumptuous buffet meals throughout the day and there is a cocktail bar for an evening tipple as well. In the evenings guests can cool off in the pool or enhance their learning experience in the onsite library. The camp is in the Xakanaxa area of Moremi Game Reserve, near to Xakanaxa Airstrip.

Camp Okuti Moremi Game Reserve

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Luxury Lodge

Okuti Camp is the ultimate in great Botswana getaways. This camp has been designed in the style of an African village and is a delightful refuge nestled in the Moremi Game Reserve. Okuti is an intimate camp, catering to only 18 guests at one time. This child-friendly lodge is ideal for families. The luxurious accommodations include ensuite bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flush toilets. Outdoor showers round out the lodgings, each of which is completely insect-proof.

Machaba Camp Moremi Game Reserve

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Camp

Named after the local Sycamore Fig Tree, Machaba Camp is a newly opened camp on the eastern tongue of the Okavango Delta. Built in a classic 1950's style the camp boasts a number of luxurious permanent tents with impressive ensuite facilities and romantic outdoor showers. Spend the evening on your veranda and observe the daily parade of animals which come down to the river to drink. The perfect African experience. The Machaba Camp is situated in the game rich Khwai area looking over Moremi Game Reserve.

Moremi Crossing Moremi Game Reserve

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Luxury Lodge

Moremi Crossing strikes the perfect balance between luxury and elegance and comprises 16 raised tents and spacious living quarters, each with their own verandah. This is a 100% eco-friendly development and boasts the latest in solar and waste disposal technology, making the lodge a beacon of sustainability. The dining area and pool are shaded by the leafy trees and are ideal venues for relaxing in the evenings. The lodge is built on a palm fringed island surrounded by the Moremi's game-rich seasonal floodplains and overlooking Chief's Island.

Xakanaxa Camp Moremi Game Reserve

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Luxury Lodge

The Xakanaxa Camp (pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka) provides an authentic bush camp experience with year-round land and water game viewing opportunities. The canvas Meru-style tents offer plenty of space with creature comforts including fans and toiletries. Set under the shade of towering trees, each tent has its own private viewing deck where you can soak up the views over the lagoon or alternatively head to the plunge pool for equally impressive views amidst a peaceful sanctuary. The Xakanaxa Camp has a prime location on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve.

Moremi Game Reserve Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Moremi Game Reserve.

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