Resting in the central and eastern areas of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve is without doubt one of the most beautiful reserves in all of Africa. Land and delta meet in a rare combination of floodplains, waterways, lagoons, pools, pans, grasslands and forests.
Black and white rhino have recently been re-introduced, making the reserve a ‘Big Five’ destination. You can expect to see a starting number of species including buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyaena, jackal, African wild dog, impala and red lechwe as well as nearly 500 types of bird. Game viewing is at its peak from July to October when seasonal pans dry up and wildlife flock to the reserve’s permanent water,
Within this expanse of diverse terrain, you’ll find the magical Chief’s Island and the Moremi Tongue of savannah. The divergent landscapes provide unique opportunities to explore in 4×4’s, on foot and by dug-out mokoro canoe or motor boat.
When to go
Moremi has a dry season and a rainy season. The dry season stretches from April to October, with October being the hottest month. The rains fall between November and March. Moremi is a year-round destination but for those wanting to view the Okavango at its highest levels, the late dry season is the best time to travel. This time of the year is great for game viewing as the animals concentrate along the waterways.
What to do
- 4x4 game drives
- Mokoro dug out canoe tours
- Guided bush walks