Travel Guide Botswana: Moremi Game Reserve
Located in the eastern part of Botswana's breathtaking Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve is considered one of the most beautiful reserves in Africa. Learn more about this magnificent region in Southern Africa
The Moremi Game Reserve is located in the east of Botswana's Okavango Delta and enjoys a reputation as one of Africa's most beautiful reserves. Its untouched wilderness stretches over nearly 5000 km² and is characterized by savannahs, winding waterways and dense forests.
The diverse ecosystem is home to a fascinating array of wildlife – from large herds of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra to the rare sitatunga and lechwe antelopes, lions, cheetahs and packs of wild dogs. The reserve's rich bird life includes most of the 550 bird species on Botswana's national bird list. Various luxurious lodges in the reserve offer travellers the perfect starting point to explore this impressive natural paradise.
Moremi Game Reserve
In the north of Botswana, in the eastern Okavango Delta
approx. 4900 km²
Elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, black rhinoceros, hyaenas, jackals, cheetahs, wild dogs, warthogs, zebras, giraffes, hippos, various antelopes, nearly 400 bird species
Among others: Camp Xakanaxa
Game drives in the morning and afternoon, boat and mokoro trips
Best travel time
May to October/November
Situated in the middle of the breathtaking Okavango Delta • one of the most beautiful sceneries in Botswana and even in Africa • incredible biodiversity – including the Big Five • excellent guest accommodation
Visiting the Moremi Game Reserve
The almost 5000 km² Moremi Game Reserve is located in the north of Botswana, in the eastern part of the species-rich and fertile Okavango Delta.
Landscape and animals
The Moremi Game Reserve, located in the depths of the spectacular Okavango Delta, captivates with an incredibly rich wildlife and awe-inspiring landscapes. The habitats that predominate in the reserve range from mopane forests and grasslands to dry savannahs, swamplands and permanent water areas.
In addition to the picturesque and varied landscape, the park also impresses with its extremely rich animal population. With elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos and even black rhinos all representatives of the Big Five are at home here. Cheetahs, hyaenas, jackals, hippos, zebras, giraffes, warthogs and various antelope species can also be found in the reserve. If you are very lucky, you might even spot the rare Sitatunga antelope or the African wild dog. Last but not least, the diverse bird life is amazing.
Accommodation and activities
In the Moremi Game Reserve there are several very comfortable camps and lodges, which offer their guests unforgettable safari experiences within the framework of exciting activities. These are primarily classic game drives in the morning and afternoon as well as tours by motorboat or mokoro. Above all, the latter make it possible to explore the water worlds and their very own flora and fauna on particularly quiet soles. Bushwalks and night drives cannot be carried out in the Moremi Game Reserve at present. Ultimately, the activities offered always depend on the accommodation.
The best time to visit the Okavango Delta and the Moremi Game Reserve is during the dry months between May and October/November. This is the period of the dry season and the animals, that now look for the nourishing and refreshing wetness at the waterholes and river banks, can be particularly well observed.
The Moremi Game Reserve is located in the middle of Botswana's stunning Okavango Delta and is considered one of Africa's most beautiful game reserves. The landscape is multi-faceted and simply picturesque. The depths of the reserve are home to an abundance of wildlife that can be spotted on game drives, boat trips and mokoro tours. A special highlight: All Big Five – elephant, leopard, lion, buffalo and black rhino – are at home here. The excellent safari accommodations, whose comfort guests of the Moremi Game Reserve can enjoy, also ensure an unforgettable safari experience.
Roam the green depths of Botswana's Okavango Delta on foot, in the mokoro or by off-road vehicle and experience safari trip full of adventure, wilderness and natural history