Moremi Game Reserve is one of the most
renowned safari destinations in Africa offering an enthralling Botswana
safari experience. It is a national park located at the eastern portion of
the Okavango Delta and south west of the Chobe National Park. It covers
4872 sq kilometres or 1856 sq miles of the Okavango delta. This Africa
safari park in Botswana covers one third of the eastern and central
portion of the Okavango Delta with intermixed waterways and dry areas
creating an environment that brings in diversity of wildlife. The
topography is a combination of forests and savannas; as well as
floodplains and lagoons.
In the early part of 1960, the governing tribal
leader of the area i.e. Mrs Moremi, the widow of Chief Moremi created a
game reserve in her vast land to protect the rich wildlife from
destructive game hunting and human/cattle encroachment that was
continuously increasing threatening wildlife in the area later leading it
to become an official Botswana safari national park. The BaTawana tribe
under the leadership of Mrs Moremi declared the area a wildlife reserve, a
first African tribe declared conservation area that became official in
March 15, 1963 and named Moremi Game Reserve. Today, It made it as one of
the most sought Africa safari destination.
In addition, the reserve was named Moremi in
deference to Chief Moremi of the BaTawana tribe. The Fauna Conservation
Society ran the Moremi Game Reserve during its early years until 1976 when
it included the Chief’s Island in its coverage. In 1979, the Botswana
Department of Wildlife and National Parks took over the management of the
reserve and have now added other diverse areas of the Okavango Delta
extending the park border lines.
Moremi Game Reserve Flora & Fauna Experiences
During Your Botswana Safari In Africa
The Moremi Game Reserve bursts with
diversity of flora and fauna. It is portrayed as one of the richest
wildlife reserve and breath-taking destination for your African safari
within the Okavango Delta safari ecosystem. The reserve covers an integral
part of Okavango delta catering to over 400 water and woodland dweller
bird species e.g. African fish eagle, ibis, the crested crane and many
more that fly the skies of the Moremi and the wilds of the Okavango delta.
The Moremi is a sanctuary to diverse animals that complete a dynamic
ecosystem giving life to the Okavango Delta. You will find leopard, rhino,
zebra, lechwe, giraffe, lion, monkey, antelope, crocodile, hippo,
elephant, buffalo, hyena, impala, reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest and a lot
The Moremi Reserve as Africa’s premier Botswana
safari destination prides itself with over a thousand various plant
species flourishing on the beautiful terrain of the Moremi. It is
dominated by woodlands of towering mopane and floodplains trimmed with
groves of wild palms, swathes of papyrus and acacia starting from the
tongue of the Moremi to the Chief’s Island circling the Moremi Reserve
and the whole of the Okavango delta.
It also boasts of trees, shrubs and
bushes lining the blissful waterways, channels and lagoons meandering
within the Moremi reserve. The thickly forested area is full of jackal
berry, sausage and mangosteen trees, camel thorns, silver terminalia,
Kalahari apple-leaf that make it a delightful floral African safari
When To Visit Moremi For Your African
Safari In Botswana
The Moremi Game Reserve ascertains an
excellent place to visit for your African safari in Botswana. Similar to
other areas within the Okavango delta, nature lovers find anytime as the
best time to traverse the lands of Moremi depending on desires and
interests. The Moremi offers a year round magnificent scenery and natural
beauty that attracts visitors from all over the world at least twice a
year to witness its dynamic ecosystems in two contrasting seasons.
The Moremi can be a terrific place for an Okavango
Delta safari during the dry winter season from April to September. It is
at this time that game viewing and boating safaris can be spectacularly
blissful when water levels start is at its peak and lower each month.
During these months, wildlife migrates to higher and drier grounds as the
water levels increases congregating wildlife in specific areas. You take
pleasure on the cooler temperature at 25 degrees Celsius during the day
and cold nights at 2 degrees or lower.
The rainy season is from October to March and
temperatures rises to 40 degrees Celsius during the day and as low as 20
degrees Celsius at night time in October until the rains arrive in the
later part of November or early December making is slightly cooler. The
trees and bushes matting the lands of the Moremi are greenest and robust
at this time of the year. There is a fusion of natural colours exuded by
the variety of flora combined with the majestic herds of animals grazing
the beautiful lands of Africa during your Botswana safari.
Moremi Safari Activities During Your
Africa Safari In Botswana
The Moremi Game Reserve is best with its self-fulfilling game drives in
the morning and afternoon accompanied by a guide with a 4x4 open vehicle
to take you around in all the glory of the wilderness of the reserve.
This feature made the reserve a must see Moremi
safari. You will be treated to a close range viewing of the varied herds
of animals soaking in the refreshing coolness of the water. The boating
safari glides you through the waterways of the Moremi lined with beautiful
and greening habitat as you rapture in joy with the diverse wildlife
safari experience of the Moremi.
So what are you waiting for? Contact Africa
specialist - AfricanMecca Safaris to plan your safari to Moremi Okavango
Delta and other Botswana safari destinations.