Named after Chief Moremi of the BaTawana tribe, The Moremi Game Reserve covers much of the eastern side of the Okavango Delta and combines permanent water with drier areas, which create some startling and unexpected contrasts. Some prominent geographical features of the reserve are Chiefs Island and the Moremi Tongue. In the Moremi Reserve one can experience excellent views of typical savannah game as well as very rewarding bird-watching on the lagoons. A vast array of other species of wildlife, including buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyaena, jackal, impala, red lechwe and African wild dog are found here. Although just under 5,000 square kilometres, it is a surprisingly diverse reserve, combining mopane woodland and acacia forests, floodplains and lagoons. Only about 30% of the Reserve is terrestrial mainland, with the bulk of the reserve being within the Okavango Delta itself, best explored in traditional mokoro dugout canoes.

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 5000 sq km
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: Yes
Specialist Specie: African Wild Dog
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Maun

Accommodation in Moremi Game Reserve

Baines’ Camp, Okavango

Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is located on a huge private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. Set in a grove of trees, and surrounded by papyrus beds, this low-impact and environmentally-friendly camp has been built using commercially-grown wood and recycled tin cans. Named after the 19th century explorer and painter Thomas Baines, this camp is raised above the permanent…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Camp Moremi

For the classic African safari experience, look no further than Camp Moremi in Botswana’s world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve. Camp Moremi is situated on the edge of the Xakanaxa Lagoon in an area well-known for its spectacular game-viewing opportunities. There are twelve tents, with twin or double occupancy. Guests will enjoy the luxurious seclusion of East African-style safari tents, each one…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Camp Xakanaxa

The prime location of Camp Xakanaxa (pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka) on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon, in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve, makes it one of the very few safari camps that offers guests an authentic, year-round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience. The camp accommodates twenty-four guests in twelve spacious all-canvas, classic Meru-style…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Moremi Game Reserve

Botswana Affordable Wild Camping Tour

This adventurous safari tour provides you with a true safari wilderness experience. On this tour, which lasts for 8 days and 9 nights, you will get to camp out in the wilderness of Botswana, embarking on exciting game drives and viewing the incredible wild game species the region has to offer. Accommodation is provided in the form of semi-participation camping,…

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Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

Botswana Classic Camping Tour

This 7-night, 8-day camping safari tour takes you through Botswana's Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park, for a chance to see the incredible wildlife of the area, and experience a thrilling wilderness camping adventure. The tour begins in Maun. From Maun you will drive through to Moremi Game Reserve. The next 3 days will be spent searching for the…

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Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Okavango Self-drive Tour

Spend an exhilarating and unforgettable 4 nights in the Botswana wilderness with this self-drive safari tour. This tour visits the spectacular Okavango region, one of the world's most prolific wildlife regions, as well as the Moremi Game Reserve, also home to a staggering abundance of wildlife species. Accommodation is provided at two classic tented safari camps, Tuskers Bush Camp and…

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Duration: 4 days
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Lookout for

Spotted Hyena
African Wild Dog
Sable Antelope
Roan Antelope

Key Species


African Fish Eagle
Pels Fishing Owl
Carmine Bee Eater
Long-toed Plover
African Skimmer

Nile Crocodile
Water Monitor
African Marsh Terrapin

Sausage Tree

Open Water
Savannah Woodland
Open Grassland

Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 8
Mammals: 9
Birds: 8.5
Reptiles: 8.5
Trees: 7
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