Moremi Game Reserve 365
Known to be the predator capital of Africa, Moremi Game Reserve lies in the central and eastern areas of the Okavango Delta. Best described as an amalgamation of rivers, flood pans, forest and open plains, as well as woodland and forest Moremi was established in 1963 by the BaTswana people, and holds significant scientific, environmental and conservation importance. Prominent geographical features include Chief’s Island, Mopane Tongue and Mombo Island – here land and water meet, and the nutrient-rich sediment supports excellent vegetation growth resulting in many herbivores and a wake of predators never far behind.
Moremi Game Reserve has a climate that is warm to hot. The dry season runs from April to October and is characterized by cooler, dry conditions. The wet season, from November to March, receives the majority of the reserve’s rainfall, along with higher temperatures. Moremi Game Reserve can be visited throughout the year, but the best time for wildlife viewing is in the dry months, from July to October. In the wet months, from January to March, certain areas become inaccessible and some lodges close.
A trip to Moremi will start with a regular commercial flight to Maun. From there you’ll have the option of either a flight transfer or 4×4 travel by road to reach the reserve. This naturally will affect your costs. Once there, your accommodation choice – ranging from more affordable tented camps on the one end of the spectrum, to luxury lodges at the other – will further affect your budget. A stay can be catered entirely around your budget.