Wildlife Ratings

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

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

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

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Baines’ Camp, Okavango Super Luxury Full Board
Camp Moremi Super Luxury Full Board
Camp Xakanaxa Super Luxury Full Board
Chief’s Camp Super Luxury Full Board
Little Mombo Camp, Okavango Super Luxury Full Board
Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Okavango Luxury Full Board

Tours & Trips (click on the links below)

Tour / Trip Budget Duration
Botswana Affordable Wild Camping Tour 9 days, 8 nights
Botswana Classic Camping Tour 7 nights, 8 days
Okavango Self-drive Tour Middle 4 days

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Map

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