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Introduction To Moremi Game Reserve

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.

Flora & Fauna Experiences Of Moremi Game Reserve

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 more. 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 destination.

When To Visit Moremi Game Reserve 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 Game Reserve Activities During Your 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.

Moremi Camp & Lodge Accommodations In Botswana

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  • On behalf of myself, my wife and my two adult daughters, I want to sincerely thank you and AfricanMecca Safaris for our fabulous recent safari. Everything you promised exceeded our expectations and was superb, which is saying a lot since this was our second trip, having had a wonderful Botswana Safari 10 years ago. Do not ever hesitate to use me as a reference.
    Robert Schenkein - prVision Photography Studio - Colorado, United States
  • Chobe was delightful, less than half full. Sussi and Chuma, very nice, again only 13 people in all. All the game drives and river cruises were excellent. We had great weather. The ability to get really close is in inspiring. EVERYWHERE we went, the people were warm, helpful and charming. Thank you so much. We will be recommending your services to all.
    Thomas Kelch - California, United States
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