Best Places To Stay On Safari In Moremi
The Moremi Game Reserve is referred to as the nucleus of the Okavango Delta. It covers the majority of the Eastern side of the Delta and combines the contrasting permanent water and drier areas. This combination makes for some opposing, yet complimentary landscapes. Within these varying landscapes, the wildlife thrives and the predator concentration of predators is extremely high. Magnificent sightings of lion and leopards are very frequent and often provide adrenaline fuelled viewing. There is nothing quite like spotting the twitch of a spotted tail in amongst the reeds! Wild dogs have also been monitored and researched extensively in the area since 1989, helping scientists to further their knowledge about the behaviour and populations of this enigmatic species. Bird life is also magnificent, with over five-hundred different species recorded, making it a birders paradise.
The reserve prides itself on being low impact upon the environment meaning that vehicle and visitor numbers are kept very low. This certainly makes for a more intimate and personal experience whilst staying at one of the world-class luxury lodges. The animal sightings will also have a limited vehicle number (generally not more than two), unlike the national parks where dozens may be found at any one time. The landscape also allows for both walking and boating safaris which further add to the authenticity and adventure of your safari experience. The canoes you can journey in for the boating safaris are called 'mokoros' and they are dug-out from the trunks of ebony or sausage trees. The canoes are then poled down the many waterways by your guides as you search for hippos and crocodiles. With only the sound of hippos honking and birds chirping, you are entered into a utopia that is hard to mirror in any other region apart from the Delta. The low positioning of the canoe in the water allows for magnificent photographic opportunities from low angles of any animals that drink from the river banks as you glide past.
There are a number of world-class lodges in Moremi and below are some of our favourites.
Mombo Trails is a temporary luxury safari camp owned by the luxury operator Wilderness Safaris and is only available for 2017. During 2017 Mombo and Little Mombo will be getting rebuilt giving guests the opportunity for guests to step back to the original grass roots of Mombo. Located in the heart of the Okavango Delta’s Moremi Game Reserve Mombo Trails is a stunning camp situated in one of the continent's finest game viewing regions.