Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi was the first African reserve that was established by the local people. Concerned by the fast depletion of wildlife, the Batawana people of Ngamiland proclaimed Moremi a game reserve in 1963. Today it remains the only officially protected area of the Okavango Delta, and is now of great conservation, environmental and scientific importance.

Moremi is a beautiful reserve, one of Africa's best if not the world. In 2008 it was voted the ‘best game reserve in Africa’ by the prestigious African Travel and Tourism Association. Moremi Game Reserve is situated in the central and eastern areas of the Okavango, and includes the Moremi Tongue and chief’s island, boasting one of the richest and most diverse ecosystems on the continent. Since the reintroduction of both White and Black Rhino, the Moremi Reserve is a 'Big Five' destination. All of the regions major naturally occurring species, both herbivore and carnivore, are present, along with nearly 500 species of birds (from water birds to forest dwellers). You can hope to encounter buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyaena, jackal, impala, and red lechwe.

The Reserve gives you the opportunity to explore on foot, by mokoro (canoe) or by 4x4. The peak for game viewing is between July and October when the wildlife decides to concentrate on the permanent waters.

Botswana's commitment to eco-tourism has resulted in an African experience in its most unspoilt, impressive and natural condition.

Special Places To Stay Near Moremi Game Reserve

Chief’s Camp

12 Bush Pavilions

Located in the Mombo Concession, a region known as the ‘predator capital’, is the exclusive Chief’s Camp, with expansive views over the Okavango floodplains. Each secluded and spacious bush pavilion has indoor and outdoor showers, four poster bed and private reed-covered game viewing deck. The central camp deck is split into two levels offering views over the floodplains, and the swimming pool and sun loungers. Chief’s Camp has a treatment room with a selection of treatments. Activities from Chief’s Camp include game drives in the early morning and afternoon and mokoro safaris(subject to water levels).

Camp Moremi

11 Luxury Tents

This elegant lodge within the Moremi Game Reserve is situated on the Xakanaxa Lagoon in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Colonial in style, Camp Moremi accommodates guests in East African style tents, each with en-suite facilities. The lodge has a swimming pool, sundeck, observation platform, cocktail bar, covered boma, wildlife reference library and main lounge – it’s a perfect place to share your day’s adventures, in considerable comfort. Moremi Game Reserve has one of the most diverse habitat and animal populations in Botswana, so there should be plenty to talk about!

Xakanaxa Camp

12 tents

Located in the Moremi Game Reserve which lies within the Okavango Delta, this is one of the original authentic bush camps. With an idyllic location on the banks of the Khwai River overlooking the Xakanaxa Lagoon, the camp provides guests with a year round land and water game viewing experience. The Meru-style classic safari tents are raised on decks, are tastefully furnished and have en-suite facilities and a private viewing deck. Xakanaxa's elevated and thatched lodge area, fire deck and plunge pool provide a restful sanctuary with magnificent lagoon views.