The Moremi Game Reserve is the thumping heart of the Okavango Delta. Known as the predator capital of Africa, the wildlife viewing here is absolutely exceptional and Moremi is rightly one of the most celebrated wildlife reserves in the world. The game viewing is matched only by the sheer beauty of the landscape; Moremi is for the most part an untouched wilderness.
Principally comprising two large landmasses, Chief's Island and the Mopane Tongue, Moremi has a dry centre but the remainder of the reserve is classic Okavango: lily-scattered flood plains and beautiful palm-fringed islands. When the Okavango floods arrive, usually hitting the top of Moremi in May, most of the animals retreat to the dry areas of Chief's or Mopane, increasing the already high wildlife concentrations to mindboggling proportions. Show me more >
Where to stay
The Moremi is most famous for its north east corner, specifically the Mombo Concession, home to Mombo Camp and Little Mombo. These camps are often viewed as the very finest safari camps in the whole of Africa. Show me more >
When to go
As with the majority of Botswana’s big game areas, the Moremi Game Reserve comes into its peak safari season from the beginning of June, with the very best months being July, August, September, October and the first couple of weeks of November. The resident game in the Mombo Concession is excellent throughout the year. The Xigera area is at its most beautiful from April through to July, but has high enough water levels for mokoro and boat trips at any time of year.
Game drives and mokoro trips are possible in Moremi, but some areas do not have high enough water levels to offer mokoro boating at all times of the year. Night drives and walks are not permitted under National Park regulations.