Moremi Game Reserve
The Moremi National Park, also called Moremi Game Reserve, is a 4871 km² large national park in Botswana. The area was declared a park in 1963 with the aim to protect wildlife numbers.
It stretches from the north-eastern part into the west of the Okavango Delta and covers nearly a third of the Delta’s total area: It forms the heart of the Okavango Delta. The Chobe National Park borders the Moremi Game Reserve to the north.
Connoisseurs regard the Moremi as one of the most beautiful and interesting parks in Africa. Its location is unique being situated in the so-called Okavango Panhandle, consisting of a network of 5 main river arms, lakes, reeds, islands and forests. The park is only accessible from the east and only has 300 km of roads. Only 20% of the area of the park consists of land surface.
During the dry season from July to October most animals move from the dry areas to the permanent watering place, which allows outstanding game viewing possibilities. Mokoro-canoe excursions can be one way of exploring the park. Excursions with a knowledgable guide are advisable. Exploring the complete Moremi – and Delta - area is only possible by plane.
Wildlife in the Moremi Game Reserve
An astonishing amount of game is found here. Elephants are numerous, especially during the dry season, as are many others: buffaloes, giraffes, lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, jackals and all kinds of antelope species, large and small. Aquatic birds are also found in abundance, Especially herons and egrets. Over 500 species are found here.
Accommodation in the Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Lodges and Camps are mostly reached by plane from Maun. Guests as well as supplies are transported like this. Individual travellers have to present a reservation to be able to enter at the park gates. 4x4 vehicles, all supplies including fuel, GPS and maps are essential when travelling here.