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

Okuti Camp, Moremi

Okuti Camp is a luxury safari camp located in the spectacular wilderness of Botswana's Okavango region. The camp is an oasis among the lagoons, twisting channels and sandy riverbanks that make up the water wonderland that is the Delta. Wildlife is abundant here, and the birdlife is outstanding. The camp consists of five accommodation units, which are known as “mosasa”-…

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

Mankwe Bush Lodge, Moremi

Mankwe Bush Lodge is found in the Moremi region of Botswana, a wild and beautiful area. The camp is set among thickets of mopane trees, overlooking the valley below. The lodge feature tented suites, as well as campsites for those who prefer to “rough it”. The 8 tented suites are raised on wooden platforms, providing wonderful views from the private…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board, Camping
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Okavango

Nestled in-between a Leadwood forest, overlooking the Khwai River and beyond which joins the Moremi Game Reserve, sits the beautiful Mogotlho Lodge.The lodge boasts a majestic thatch roofed dining and lounge area which leads out onto an elevated viewing deck over the riverbank. Spectacular sunsets can be admired over sundowners from the quaint bar or from the deck of your…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Moremi Game Reserve

Okavango Self-drive Tour

Stunning region rich with wildlife and birdlife; Unique boating safaris; Exciting self-drive tour

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

Lookout for

Puku
Elephant
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Spotted Hyena
African Wild Dog
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Impala
Sable Antelope
Roan Antelope
Waterbuck
Warthog
Baboon
Crocodile

Key Species

MAMMALS
Elephant
Lion
Hippo


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


REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
Water Monitor
African Marsh Terrapin


TREES
Sausage Tree
Baobab
Mopane


HABITAT TYPES
Riverine
Open Water
Savannah Woodland
Wetland
Open Grassland


Wildlife Ratings

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