Moremi Game Reserve

Leopard in Moremi

Travel to Moremi Game Reserve – Abundant Leopard

Moremi Game Reserve, hunted by the Bushman as long as 10,000 years ago, was initiated by the Batawana tribe and covers some 4,871 km, as the eastern section of the Okavango Delta. Moremi is mostly described as one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Africa. It combines mopane woodland and acacia forests, floodplains and lagoons. It is the great diversity of plant and animal life that makes Moremi so well known. Xakanaxa and Chief’s Island are popular game viewing areas of Moremi.

Moremi Game Reserve was the first game reserve to be set aside by a tribal authority in 1963. It is situated in an “ecotone”, an area where river, forest and delta meet dry sand veldt. This confluence of massive forests, crystal clear lakes and streams covered by papyrus supports a huge variety of species.

Moremi Game Reserve has the world’s highest concentration of leopard and endangered African wild dogs (lycoan pictus), as well as cheetah, lion, wildebeest, kudu, impala, sable, ostrich, rhino, elephant, giraffe, Marshall and Batteleur eagles, pelicans and storks. Game viewing here is extremely rewarding for those who make the effort to get to the reserve.

Game viewing activities by 4WD vehicle, motor boat or mokoro are enjoyed by visitors to this wilderness area.

Roads are poor to non-existent (and very badly signposted) so travelling with a knowledgeable driver/guide and private 4WD vehicle is highly recommended. Many travellers choose to fly into one of the bush airstrips in the area and undertake game viewing activities in camp/lodge vehicles.

  • Large populations of leopard and wild dog with an excellent chance of spotting lion
  • Experience a tranquil reserve with very few other visitors
  • Unmatched water experience on the channels and waterways of the Okavango Delta

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