Come and discover Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, considered the most beautiful wildlife sanctuary in Africa. Voted Best Game Reserve in Africa in 2008, visit a wildlife gem that is also the only officially protected area of the Delta – with incredibly important scientific, environmental and conservation features.
Moremi Reserve was the first reserve in Africa to be established by local residents in 1963. Mrs Moremi, wife of deceased Chief Moremi lll, supported the Batawana initiative to protect the wildlife in their ancestral lands from uncontrolled hunting and cattle encroachment. It is the only officially protected area of the Okavango Delta, and as such holds tremendous scientific, environmental and conservation importance.
Experience the only officially protected area of the Okavango Delta. A wildlife destination that truly amazes those who visit – thanks to its rich biodiversity. See an enormous reserve of nearly 5 000 square kilometers containing a complete mix of fauna, the main portion being the Okavango Delta itself. Big 5 game viewers and bird lovers love the stark contrasts between wet and dry lands to see incredible animals and birds. Try something different and enjoy a Mokoro trip along the many channels seeking out crocodiles, hippos and other water loving beasts.
Bordering Moremi, the Khwai Concession is a large area dominated by Mopane forests on the north eastern edge of the Okavango Delta. Migrating herds of Elephant favour the Mopane forests in this area and there are usually good wildlife sightings. The Khwai Concession spans a 1800 km area and borders the Moremi Game Reserve. The area used to be a hunting concession, but is now actively managed as a conservation area.
The vast area of Khwai belongs to the local community and they now offer wonderful Botswana safaris in the region. Safari lodges, camps and operators lease land from which to operate their properties. Independent self drive camping spots are also provided. The collective land is owned by local Khwai villagers and is managed by the Khwai Development Trust. This ensures a natural environment for the animals and vegetation to flourish.