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Moremi Game Reserve is a national park in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The wildlife highlight here is the high concentrations of plains animals and resulting predators, including big cats.

Moremi is dominated by a large central landmass known as Chiefs’ Island, surrounded by water on all sides during the flood season. The reserve's western reaches are consumed by the Delta, and its eastern sector comprised of mopane woodland and grassland. 

The birdlife in the reserve is amazing, with Arnot’s chat, southern black tit, slaty egret and Heuglin’s robin being some of the favourites. Other specialities include; a variety of woodpeckers, barbets and weavers, Pel’s fishing owl, wattled crane, African skimmers and a host of eagles, vultures, raptors and kingfishers.

Viewing in the reserve is done by river or on land - in both cases, the huge numbers of game here will not disappoint!

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: Pel’s fishing owl, red lechwe, sitatunga, fire-crowned bishop, scops owl
  • Where: Northern Botswana, Botswana

Wildlife trips

This wildlife location is featured in the following itineraries:

Highlights of Northern Botswana

This small group trip incorporates prime wildlife areas, starting in the Okavango Delta, one of the ecological wonders of the world and home to predators such as lion, hyena, wild dog and leopard. Continuing on to Chobe National Park, you will find here one of Africa’s highest remaining concentrations of wildlife.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,095 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Wings Over Botswana

Flying from camp to camp is one of the most exciting ways to experience Botswana’s stunning wilderness. From the rich vistas of Savuti-Linyanti, to the stunningly beautiful Moremi Game Reserve and the renowned Okavango Delta, this trip includes safaris by vehicle, on foot and by mokoro (canoe).

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

African Adventure: Zimbabwe, Botswana & Namibia

Journey through Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to observe southern Africa’s iconic wildlife in some of the continent’s finest national parks. Starting at the magnificent Victoria Falls, highlights include excursions in Hwange, Matobo, Moremi, Chobe and the serene Okavango Delta.

  • When to go: Jun-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 17 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,095 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Best of Botswana

This 13-day small group trip focuses on the abundant wildlife of Moremi Game Reserve, Khwai Concession and Chobe National Park, providing outstanding opportunities to see and photograph a wealth of Botswana's wildlife including lion, leopard, wild dog and vast herds of elephant.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,995 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Classic Africa Explorer

This 37-day comprehensive itinerary, which visits no less than seven countries, delivers the ultimate African safari experience and a wealth of contrasts. Travel to some of Africa’s best National Parks and stay in a range of classic lodges, hotels and tented camps on this wildlife trip of a lifetime.

  • When to go: Apr-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 37 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £16,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Green Season Secrets

In the Green Season the arrival of the summer rains transforms the dry land into verdant pastures dotted with wild flowers. At this time of plenty, there is no shortage of food, so many species choose to bring their young into the world, attracting the unwanted attention of various predators.

  • When to go: Nov-Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 16 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Hyena Pan Tented Camp

Situated within a private concession area known as Khwai, bordering Moremi National Park, is the tranquil Hyena Pan Tented Camp. With just eight tents, this small and intimate camp overlooks a natural mopane pan which attracts huge numbers of birds and mammals all year round.

Mombo Camp

Located in the heart of Botswana's Moremi Game Reserve, Mombo offers nine spacious and beautifully furnished en suite tents in a unique combination of luxury, exclusivity and privacy. Activities at Mombo include day and night wildlife safaris in open 4x4 vehicles, and lion sightings are particularly good.

Pelo Camp

Situated on the western boundary of Moremi Game Reserve, the remote Pelo Camp offers a traditional Okavango Delta experience. Wildlife activities focus on excursions by traditional mokoro on the floodplains, plus walking safaris – the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

Sable Alley

Sable Alley consists of 12 luxurious tents situated around a wildlife-rich lagoon, with uninterrupted views of resident hippos, as well as visiting elephant and buffalo. Just a short distance from Moremi Game Reserve, guests can enjoy a range of day and night safaris by mokoro to see lions, leopards and more.