Moremi Game Reserve
Voted the best game reserve in Africa, Moremi Game reserve was established by local residents. The Botswana people of Ngamiland took the bold initiative to proclaim Moremi a game reserve in 1963 and were the first to be done so by traditional people in Africa. They were concerned with the rapid drop in wildlife on their ancestral lands. The decline of animals was due to uncontrolled hunting and cattle encroachment.
Located in the central and eastern parts of the Okavango Delta, and including Moremi Tongue and Chief’s Islands, this magnificent park has some of the richest and most diverse ecosystems in Africa. Home to a plethora of birds, it is a spectacular bird lover’s paradise.
Since the introduction of White and Black Rhino, Moremi is now home to the Big 5 as well as hippo, crocodile, cheetah, kudu, giraffe, waterbuck and many other animals. There are many waterways as well as solid mophane forests that makes Moremi a popular self-drive destination with the 4×4 community. There are also some beautiful lodges and safari camps that can only be accessed by boat or small aircraft.