Moremi | Okavango Delta's Little Gem


At just under 5,000 square kilometres, Moremi is a surprisingly diverse reserve for its size. Made up of acacia forests and mopane woodland, lagoons and floodplains, Moremi Game Reserve is located on the eastern edge of the Okavango Delta. In fact, over 70% of the reserve is within the confines of the Delta. 

Its name is derived from Chief Moremi, of the BaTawana Tribe, and because the area has been classified as a reserve and not a national park, the tribe as well as local bushman, are permitted to live on site.

'startling and unexpected contrasts'

Moremi is full of startling and unexpected contrasts and is a great place to experience some of the best views of savannah game as well as plenty of bird-watching opportunities on the lagoons. There's also thickly wooded areas, which are home to rare African wild dog and leopard. And, to the northeast lies the Chobe National Park, which borders the Moremi Game Reserve.

As well as Leopard and African wild dog, Moremi is home to cape buffalo, giraffe, lion, cheetah, hyena, jackal, impala, red lechwe and nearly 500 species of bird. 

And, from a photographer's point of view the light is absolutely stunning in the mornings and evenings. I realise the light is generally amazing throughout Africa, but the Okavango Delta is special!

Lodging, for the few days I was there, was at Camp Moremi, which is managed by Desert & Delta Safaris. The camp is situated on the edge of the Xakanaxa Lagoon in an area well known for its spectacular game-viewing opportunities. The tented accommodation is lovely and the staff are amazing!. 

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