The only officially protected area of the mighty Okavango Delta in Botswana, the Moremi Game Reserve is one of the most beautiful and pristine wildlife sanctuaries in Africa.
While just 3900km in size, the Moremi Game Reserve covers almost one-third of the eastern side of the Delta and consists of a vast network of waterways surrounding two large islands – Mopane Tongue and Chief’s Island. And while only 30% of the reserve is mainland, it boasts a surprisingly diverse terrain, ranging from vast floodplains and arid grasslands, to dense mopane woodlands and acacia forests.
The first reserve in Southern Africa to be established by local residents, the Moremi Game Reserve was formed when cattle encroachment and hunting threatened to deplete the wildlife in the ancestral lands of the Ngamiland Batawana people. The move was spearheaded by the wife of Chief Moremi III, who eventually declared the reserve in honour of her late husband.
The Moremi Game Reserve boasts a spectacular variety of wildlife, including elephant, buffalo, zebra, impala, wildebeest, giraffe, tsessebe, lion, cheetah and leopard. Most notably, it is home to a number of rare and endangered animals – Sitatunga, Lechwe, and Wild Dogs.
A list of over 400 species of birdlife includes sacred ibis, African fish eagle, crested crane, egrets, innumerable herons, saddle-billed storls, bee-eaters, kingfishers, and wattled cranes. The evergreen Khwai River, in the northeast tip of Moremi, and the Xakanaxa Lagoon in the heart of the reserve, offer the very best in bird watching.
The Moremi Game Reserve is a fantastic destination to visit year-round. Summer, which ranges from October to April, has a minimum average temperature of 20°C, and a maximum temperature of 40°C. Winter, on the other hand, runs from May to September, during which guests can expect a maximum daytime temperature of 25°C and a minimum night-time temperature of 6°C.
Travelers to the Moremi Game Reserve have a delightful selection of luxury tented camps and stylish safari lodges to suit all budgets and trip types. At each of these, activities on offer include game drives, photographic safaris, boat cruises, traditional mokoro safaris, walking safaris, birding safaris and tours of the local villages.
For more information regarding a safari in the Moremi Game Reserve, get in touch with our Botswana travel experts at Kiboko Adventures.
As we all hang in there waiting for this virus to pass some updated info from Kiboko Adventures:
March & April 2020 departures:
ALL departures in March & April have now been CANCELLED. It has become extremely difficult for clients to fly in and out of countries so we took the decision in the best interests of everyone to cancel departures for these 2 months.
All tours who were on the road have been stopped and clients re patriated.
May & June 2020 departures:
May & June departures will be reviewed as the situation changes.
1 month before departure a decision will be made and communicated to you.
Amended Cancelation policy:
May & June departures – there will be NO cancellation fees applicable. Deposits to be refunded in full to clients.
July to Dec departures – the 20% deposit will be carried over to a new booking for travel in 2020 or 2021. Should a client not travel in this period this deposit will be lost.
NOTE: these terms will be reviewed as time goes on and we get closer to each departure month without changes in the travel ban situation.
I am here to answer any questions and hang in there everyone – we will all come out stronger on the other side!