Moremi Game Reserve

Introduction


The Moremi Game Reserve is situated north-east of Maun in the Okavango Delta and covers nearly 5000 square kilometres, approximately 30 percent of the Okavango Delta. The habitats here vary from open grasslands, isolated island sanctuaries and papyrus-fringed channels to low sandy islands and dry land on which wildlife and plants thrive. Trees such as real fan palms, sycomore figs, jackal-berry and mangosteen characterise these island communities separated by open grassland and fragrant wild sage. The most prominent of Moremi's several distinctive components is Chief's Island, an enormous game rich expanse of forest and savanna between the Boro and Santantadibe rivers to the west. Roughly 1,000 square kilometers in size, it is the largest expanse of solid ground within the Okavango Delta. The island was originally the principal hunting ground of Chief Moremi, but it is now part of the game reserve that bears his name. There are no fences around the reserve, hence the animals are free to migrate to and from the Chobe Park to the north. Massive tracts of pristine parkland and privacy can be found here, encountered in very few places in Africa. The Government limits the number of guests allowed at any one time. This factor plays a major role and has made Botswana one of the more attractive options when it comes to choosing a safari destination.

Game Viewing


The vast numbers and diversity of wildlife found in this area all year round is magnificent, from herds of buffalo to tiny steenbok, a pretty dwarf antelope species. Elephant, impala, spotted hyaena, lion, leopard and cheetah are all found here and even small predators like serval and side-striped jackal are occasionally seen. Birdlife is prolific, with waterfowl like African Jacana, Pygmy-Geese, massive Goliath Heron and migrant waders in summer being particularly common. This abundance and variety is due to the area's position on the ecotone between the ancient Kalahari sands and vegetation of Chief's Island, and the more modern, water-borne sediments and grasses of the Okavango Delta fan to the west. In addition, the annual inundation and drying of the floodplains allow the large numbers of wildlife to utilise both habitats to the maximum. When the inundation of water arrives in the area between March and May each year, large mammals are able to move into the Chief's Island area. The wetlands are fringed by large hardwood trees, containing shade, cover, nesting areas, and food, for a wide variety of mammals and birds. By September and October the wetlands have started to recede leaving behind vast floodplains of short green grass when the rest of the large islands are at their driest.

Introduction
Game Viewing

Camp Moremi


Camp Moremi is situated on the beautiful Xakanaxa Lagoon in the heart of the Okavango Delta within the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. The area is known as one of the best game viewing destinations in Botswana and both wildlife and bird-life are fantastic all year round. One of the highlights at Camp Moremi is the large sun deck offering breathtaking views over the Xakanaxa Lagoon.


Camp Moremi offers a prime location within the Moremi Wildlife Reserve which includes a diverse habitat that supports a wide variety of animals, with possible sightings of wild dog, cheetah and leopard. Resident species include lion, elephant, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, hyena, zebra, kudu, red lechwe, sable and roan antelope and many more. Bird watching is excellent throughout the year, with powerboat visits to the heronries on Godikwe and Xakanaxa Lagoons a must.


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Camp Okuti


Okuti Camp offers visitors the ultimate in Botswana safaris. Okuti Camp is luxurious and situated in the Moremi Game Reserve. Okuti is small and personal, accommodating a maximum of only 18 guests at one time. The Moremi Game Reserve is regarded as one of the most incredible wildlife reserves in the world. It offers a haven for nature enthusiasts as well as a photographer's dream. Okuti Camp is secluded and offers a private safari experience.


Accommodation at Okuti Camp is luxurious and offer en-suite amenities. Outdoor showers are a highlight and the view from each unit is simply incredible. Okuti Camp is a child-friendly lodge and offers two family units. Guests can experience game drives in the Moremi Game Reserve; a park rich in wildlife and game viewing which is consistent year round.


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Chief's Camp


Chief's Camp is situated in the exclusive Mombo Concession of the beautiful Moremi Game Reserve. Chief's Camp is luxurious yet traditional and offers guests 12 luxury bush pavilions with en-suite amenities, private game viewing decks and outdoor showers. Chief's Camp offers guests relaxing spa treatments, gourmet cuisine and premier wines.


The area is known as the "predator capital of Africa" and offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Southern Africa with wild dog, lion, cheetah and leopard abound. The area is also home to the big five. Guests are given the opportunity to explore this beautiful area by means of early morning and late afternoon game drives as well as mokoro activities, dug-out canoes.


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Khwai Tented Camp


Khwai Tented Camp is a small 8 bedded tented camp situated in the Khwai community area adjacent to Northern Moremi Game Reserve along this life supporting river. The camp is idea for the luxury camping seeker who is looking for a traditional African safari experience. The emphasis at Khwai Tented Camp is on wildlife experience including walking and excursions to the legendary Moremi game reserve. Khwai Tented Camp offers traditional East African Meru-style tents.


Activities include game drives, bush walks and night excursions including cultural village outings to the old bushman village of Khwai. The location provides the ideal setting of a wilderness area where a community lives in harmony with nature and wildlife. The magnificent Khwai River forms the hub for some of the most outstanding wildlife viewing both on the Moremi and in the Khwai area.


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Kwai River Lodge


Khwai River Lodge is exceptional and personifies luxury and privacy; nestled on the edge of a leadwood and fig tree forest, overlooking the extensive Khwai River floodplains and into the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Khwai offers a prime location and the area is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals. Guests can enjoy magnificent wildlife viewing from the comfort of their own private deck. As a year round destination for wildlife, predators can regularly be seen in the area, rated as one of the most prolific in Botswana for viewing wildlife.


The ideal location of Khwai makes it a regular host to Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dogs. Birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors near the lodge. The accommodation is simply luxurious and the tents offer air-conditioning and large private decks.


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Mombo Camp


Mombo Camp is situated on the northern tip of Chief's Island, the largest landmass in the Okavango Delta. Mombo offers undeniably the best big game viewing in southern Africa. The numbers and variety of large mammals that can be found in this area all year round are magnificent and include elephant, buffalo, tiny steenbok and large numbers of herbivores are followed by their predators in equal numbers including lion, leopard and cheetah.


Mombo Camp offers the ultimate in luxury; accommodation consists of nine spacious and luxurious raised tents with breathtaking views over the plains. Mombo offers a boma for romantic dinners under the stars as well as a plunge pool for those hot summer days. The emphasis at Mombo is on game drives offering guests the opportunity to explore this magnificent game rich area.


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Mombo Little


Little Mombo Camp forms part of Mombo main camp, hence is also situated on Mombo Island in the Moremi Game Reserve, offering the same high standards. It offers incredible big game viewing, known to be some of the best in Botswana. The camp overlooks a floodplain that offers a beautiful setting and breathtaking views.


Little Mombo is small and offers only three luxurious and spacious rooms built on raised walkways linked to Mombo Camp, however distanced enough to create an intimate and luxurious camp. Like at Mombo main camp the emphasis is on wildlife viewing and guests can expect to see high concentrations of plains game and all the predators - including the big cats - with lion sightings being particularly good. Guests will also see leopard, large herds of buffalo, cheetah, wild dog, elephant, white rhino, spotted hyena, southern giraffe, blue wildebeest and Burchell's zebra.


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Xakanaxa Camp


Xakanaxa Camp (pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka) offers visitors an original African bush camp experience whilst providing guests with every comfort. Xakanaxa offers visitors a prime location on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve. The views and sunsets one can experience here at Xakanaxa are simply magnificent and a once in a lifetime experience.


Xakanaxa is one of the few safari camps in Botswana which can still provide guests with a traditional year round Okavango Delta land as well as water safari experience. Xakanaxa is renowned for offering magnificent game viewing, prolific birdlife and exciting water activities, all accompanied by expert guides. Accommodation is luxurious; traditional Meru-style safari tents offer comfort and complete privacy.


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