Moremi Game Reserve, situated in the central and eastern area of Okavango Delta
Moremi Game Reserve is considered to be one of the most beautiful game reserves in Africa. It was voted the “best Game Reserve in Africa 2008” by African Travel and Tourism Association. It is actually the first reserve in Africa that was established by local residents whom in 1963 where concern by the rapid depletion of wildlife in their ancestral lands.
Moremi Game Reserve includes both Chief’s Island and the Moremi Tongue, boasting one of the richest and most diverse ecosystems on the African continent. It covers much of the eastern side of the Okavango Delta and combines permanent water with drier areas creating unexpected and startling contrasts where land and Delta. It is a surprisingly diverse Reserve, combining mopane woodland and acacia forests, floodplains and lagoons. Only about 30% of the Reserve is mainland, with the bulk being within the Okavango Delta itself.
This makes for spectacular game viewing and bird watching. It is home to nearly 500 spieces of bird. Both Black and White Rhino have recently been re-introduced. Now making the reserve a ‘Big Five’ destination, and it contains one of the most significant areas for the African Wild Dog.
Into Moremi Game Reserve
I am not an expert but I can say that it was a spectacular place with the flood plains, lagoons, mopane woodland and acacia forests. We stayed under canvas for three nights at a private HATAB site in the Xakanaka area of Moremi Game Reserve. The place is called MGR8 – Dead Tree and you can find the location of the camping site here.
Here we had a small pool of water just outside the camping site. This pool ad its resident Lechwe’s, crocs, birds and hippo’s plunging into the pool at dinner time. Elephants and Hyenas visiting during night when the Bell Frog choir was hard at work.
A little place of heaven I would say and one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited.
Photo Album: Moremi Game Reserve 2011
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