Spread across little fewer than 5,000km² of the Okavango Delta and home to the iconic Chief’s Island, Moremi Game Reserve is renowned for being a protected area of incredible biodiversity. While Moremi is home to an array of prolific birdlife and wildlife (including the magnetic Big 5) the local BaSarwa bushmen also reside in the area, offering visitors an intimate look into their traditional way of life.
Once home to the legendary Chief Moremi and his BaTawana tribe, today the reserve’s ecosystem consists of over 400 birds and impressive game-viewing opportunities. The reserve’s startlingly unique landscape - ranging from riverine forests and marshlands to savannahs and wetlands flecked with palm islands - provide visitors with an awe-inspiring vista.
With excellent game-viewing year-round and a small amount of lodges and public campsites on the reserve - all committed to low-impact tourism – guests are met with an unspoilt safari experience. The Delta’s meandering waterways allow safaris via boat and traditional mokoro while guests can get to grips with the lay of the land either by safari vehicle or on foot with a guide. Independent nature-lovers can choose to self-drive through the reserve and camp rather than stay at one of the lodges.
- Home to one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems and offers stunning wildlife-viewing on its contrasting landscape
- The Big 5 reside in the reserve along with many big-game and over 400 bird species
- Visitors can explore the area on foot, by boat, mokoro, or safari vehicle
- Visitors can also be in charge of their own safari by self-driving through the reserve and using their public campsites
- Most lodges in the reserve have their own airstrip although the reserve is close enough to Maun to simply drive from there
- Maun has daily and direct flights landing from Gaborone and Johannesburg