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Moremi Game Reserve

MOREMI GAME RESERVE

The Moremi Game Reserve on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta and was named after Chief Moremi of the BaTawana tribe.

The Moremi Game Reserve covers much of the eastern side of the Okavango Delta, and combines permanent water, with drier areas - making for some startling, and unexpected contrasts. A prominent geographical feature of the Moremi Game Reserve is Chief's Island and home to some of the most exclkusive safari camps such as Mombo Camp, Little Mombo and Chief's Camp.

In the Moremi one can experience excellent savannah game viewing by 4x4, as well as bird-watching on the lagoons. There are also thickly wooded areas, which are home to the shy, and rare, Leopard. To the northeast lies the Chobe National Park which borders the Moremi Game Reserve.

Although just under 5,000 square kilometres in extent, it is a surprisingly diverse Reserve, combining mopane woodland and acacia forests, floodplains and lagoons. Only about 30% of the Moremi Game Reserve is mainland, with the bulk being within the Okavango Delta itself.

The Moremi Game Reserve, although not one of the largest Parks, presents insights and views even for the most experienced of travelers. Home to nearly 500 species of bird (from water birds to forest dwellers), and a vast array of other species of wildlife, including Buffalo, Giraffe, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyaena, Jackal, Impala, and Red Lechwe.

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