Moremi Game Reserve
The Moremi Game Reserve is adjacent to and partially surrounded by the Okavango Delta. It offers excellent game viewing providing a kind of bridge between the permanent Delta and the Mopane woodlands.
Game movements in this area are highly seasonal and are dictated by the availability (mostly) of grazing and water. In the dry season, game moves out of the arid hinterland (even if grazing is abundant) and closer to surface water along the Chobe river and in the Okavango. The longer the dry season persists, the more game tends to congregate near water.
Once rain falls and the first sprouts of green can soon be expected game leaves the water, seeks out distant grazing in places where it knows rain water will have collected in natural depressions (called pans). Thus, in the Okavango, in the dry season, game is likely to be most plentiful, between April/May and November.
However, because the Delta is so large
and water so abundant, game is widely spread. On the other hand, it is
also confined, mostly, to Chief's Island, a long tongue of land that penetrates
deep between two river systems, more thon 120km from Maun, into the delta.
Moremi Game Reserve has recently been enlarged to include all of Chief's
Island. The northbank of the Khwai River is also an important game viewing
Lodges and Camps in Botswana: Audi Camp - Camp Moremi -Camp Okuti - Camp Okavango - Chief's Camp - Chitabe Camp - Chobe Game Lodge - Chobe Marina Lodge - Crocodile Camp - Deception Valley Lodge - Delta Safari Camp - Duba Plains Camp - Duma Tau Lodge - Elephant Camp Victoria Falls - Footsteps Camp - Gunn's Camp - Grassland Safari Lodge - Jacana Camp - Kanana Camp - Kings Pool - Kubu Safari Lodge - Kwara Camp Okavango Delta - Leroo-la-Tau - Linyanti Camp - Little Mombo Camp - Mariolina's Victoria Falls - Mapula Lodge - Mombo Safari Camp - Motsentsela Tree Lodge - Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp - Pom Pom Camp - Sandibe Safari Lodge - Santawani - Savute Safari Lodge - Savuti Camp - Semetsi Camp - Xakanaxa Camp - Xigera Camp - Xugana Lodge
Botswana Destinations: Chief's Island - Chobe National Park - Gemsbok National Park - Kalahari - Khwai - Linyanti - Makgadikgadi Pans - Maun - Moremi Game Reserve - Nogatsaa/Tchinga - Nxai Pan - Okavango Delta - Savute - Tsodilo hills - Tuli Block - Xakanaxa
Zimbabwe Destinations: Victoria Falls
Birds of Botswana: Crowned Plover - Blue Waxbill - Cormorant - Egyptian Goose - Fish Eagle - Grey Lourie - Kingfisher - Kori Bustard - Lilacbreasted Roller - Ostrich - Saddlebilled Stork - Secretary Bird
Mammals of Botswana: African Wild Dog - African Elephant - Baboon - Bat-Eared-Fox - Brown Hyena - Buffalo - Bushpig - Cheetah - Eland - Genet - Giraffe - Hartebeest - Hippo - Impala - Jackal - Kudu - Leopard - Lion - Oryx - Puku - Red Lechwe - Roan Antelope - Sable Antelope - Sitatunga - Slender Mongoose - Spotted Hyena - Springbok - Squirrel - Surikate - Tsessebe - Warthog - Waterbuck - Wildebeest - Zebra