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The Moremi Wildlife Reserve encompasses the central and eastern areas of the Okavango Delta.

Moremi's birdlife

Set aside by the BaTawana people in 1962, it has been well-protected and remains an untouched wilderness. Both flora and fauna are rich and diverse and it is one of Africa’s finest wildlife areas.

In the heart of the Delta there are tiny palm islands and myriad waterways covered in lilies. Dusky bream and silver squeaker fish can be seen in the clear waters whilst hippo and crocodile frequent the lagoons. The birdlife is abundant, with over 400 species, particularly colourful with coppery tailed coucals, malachite kingfishers and purple gallinules to name a few.

Chief’s Island

Mother Giraffe with babyMoremi’s two large landmasses of Chief’s Island and the Mopane Tongue are good areas for big game. There are many varieties of antelope including waterbuck, kudu, tsessebe, wildebeest and zebra. Big herds of buffalo occur, breeding herds of elephant are frequent visitors to the water and warthog, giraffe and baboon are often seen.

Black and white rhino were re-introduced to Chief's Island a few years ago and are now thriving with several calves born in recent years. As you might expect with such abundant prey, predator sightings are excellent with lion, spotted hyena and leopard in good densities.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Moremi Wildlife Reserve

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Moremi Wildlife Reserve, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Accommodation choices for Moremi Wildlife Reserve

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Camp Okuti, Moremi Wildlife Reserve

      Camp Okuti

      First Class

      Located in the heart of the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve, this luxurious camp overlooks the waters of the Maunachira River and offers a peaceful and relaxing retreat.

    • Letaka Safaris

      Letaka Mobile Tented Camp

      Simple

      You will be staying in walk-in wilderness safari tents with a private veranda. Each tent has a private ensuite bathroom with hand basin, hot water bucket shower and a long drop eco-toilet.

    • Camp Moremi bedroom deck

      Camp Moremi

      First Class

      One of Africa's most beautiful safari areas, Camp Moremi has an idyllic location for enjoying the fabulous animal diversity of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

    • Xugana Island Lodge bedroom

      Xugana Island Lodge

      First Class

      Consisting of eight reed and thatch chalets, Xugana Island Lodge sits in one of the oldest sites in the delta, overlooking the Xugana Lagoon.

    • Xakanaxa lodge

      Xakanaxa Camp

      First Class

      Xakanaxa is a lovely, unpretentious camp, situated in the northern part of Moremi in riverine forest on the edge of the Xakanaxa Lagoon. As it has no electricity, the camp takes on a magical turn at night: paraffin lamps and candles flicker and the stars are brilliant.

    Ideas for experiencing Moremi Wildlife Reserve

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Moremi Wildlife Reserve, and which use the best local guides.