Moremi Game Reserve Safari, Vacations & Wildlife Experiences
Approximately 3,900 square kilometres (1,595.75 square miles) in size, Moremi Game Reserve is located on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta. It is the only officially protected area in the region on Botswana safaris.
Moremi was designated as a national reserve rather than a park because it allows human habitation. The Bushmen who had always lived in the region were allowed to remain when the area became a reserve. Moremi is the first reserve in Africa to be established by local residents. The Batawana people of Ngamilands were concerned about the damage and depletion of wildlife as a result of uncontrolled hunting and cattle encroachment. With the help of Mrs. Moremi, the wife of the late Chief Moremi III, they proclaimed the area a game reserve in 1963.
As the reserve shares unfenced boundaries with a number of private wildlife concessions on a Botswana safari, animals are able to move freely among ancient migration routes. Chief Island is one of the best places in the reserve to view game. It used to be the exclusive hunting area of the Chief, but now it hosts much of the resident wildlife when waters in the Okavango Delta rise. Xakanaxa Lagoon is at the heart of Moremi and is a popular spot for leopards and cheetahs and has a high density of antelope. With both black and white rhinos being reintroduced to the reserve, Moremi is now a “Big Five” destination.
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Moremi Game Reserve
2 Trips Available
- 12 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 4,205
- Trip Type:
- Active & Adventurous, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
- 7 Days
- On request
- Trip Type:
- Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas