BOTSWANA - MOREMI GAME RESERVE »
areas for wildlife, with
particularly high game densities. The animals found
here are numerous and relaxed, often allowing vehicles
to approach closely.Most
of Moremi is only accessible to the fly-in camps on
its fringes. However, there are several prime areas
on the edge of the Mopane Tongue, a dry peninsula, where
the land meets the Okavango's permanent waters.
1962 the local BaTawana people set aside a
third of the Okavango Delta to protect it
for the future. They called this the Moremi
Game Reserve, and it now forms the core of
the region's reserves.
encompasses a large area of the Delta's wetlands
and the main dry peninsula that juts into
the Delta, known as the Mopane Tongue.Moremi
is lush and varied - a patchwork of lagoons,
shallow flooded pans, plains and forests.
It is one
of Africa's finest
include Khwai River, Xakanaxa Lagoon and Third Bridge
- and they can be reached with a mobile safari.
northeast tip of Moremi, Khwai River is a lovely area
where tall evergreen trees line a wide floodplain.
It boasts an excellent density and diversity of predator
and prey species. Recently there's been a large pride
of lion here, hunting buffalo and elephant, while
leopard sightings are consistently good. Saddle-billed
storks, wattled cranes and many species of kingfishers
and bee-eaters are common.