Moremi Game Reserve is located on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta in Botswana and borders the Chobe National Park. It spans 5,000 square kilometres, including a quarter of the Okavango Delta, and comprises an exceptional landscape of lagoons, lush acacia forests, islands, and floodplains. Natural attractions within the reserve include Chiefs Island and the Moremi Tongue.
The reserve has two main entrances, namely the North Gate near Khwai River which is accessed via Chobe National Park, and the South Gate which is 90 kilometres from Maun. Furthermore, the closest international airport is in Maun. The Kalahari town is dubbed the ‘tourist capital’ of Botswana and provides easy access to a lot of the African wilderness in this part of the country.
Visitors will find daily flights from OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa and Gaborone in Botswana. Additionally, there are five weekly flights from Cape Town, while Kasane Airport offers two flights per week, making it easy for travellers from Victoria Falls.
Leave your brightly coloured outfits at home, and pack light. Dress code for a safari is usually neutral so that the wildlife is not disturbed.
Yes. However, access is only by 4WD vehicles, and the road conditions are poor during the wet season. GPS is recommended.
Moremi Game Reserve covers about a quarter of the Okavango Delta and is often considered the most beautiful wildlife reserve because of its geographical features. It has the most diverse fauna and flora in Botswana, with excellent views of the savanna, lush woodlands that attract the rare African wild dog and cheetahs, as well as numerous lagoons that are home to over 500 bird species, including the African fish eagle and the sacred ibis.
Among other wildlife, visitors can expect to see the Big Five, hippos and elephants bathing in the lagoons, buffalos, blue wildebeests, impalas, giraffes, red lechwe, hyenas, warthogs, lions, cheetahs, and leopards.
The Moremi Game Reserve is a year-round destination. It is important to note that the reserve and the Okavango Delta change dramatically with the seasons. Wet season is between December and April, while the dry season is between May and November.
Moremi Game Reserve offers a wide variety of accommodation to suit every pocket. From luxury lodges and tented campsites to guest houses and basic camping grounds. Modern facilities and amenities are available at most establishments and ensure a comfortable stay in nature.