Moremi Game Reserve, encompassing Chief’s Island, is situated in the central and eastern areas of the Okavango and boasts one of the richest and most diverse ecosystems in Africa. Contained within an area of approximately 2,423 square miles, land and delta floodwaters meet to create an exceedingly picturesque preserve of floodplains – either seasonally or perennially wet – as well as waterways, lagoons, pools, pans, grasslands and riparian, riverine and mopane forests.
Moremi is a spectacular National Park that has garnered a number of important distinctions. including being the first conservation reserve in Africa established by local residents. Concerned about the rapid depletion of wildlife in their ancestral lands, largely due to uncontrolled hunting and cattle encroachment, the Batswana people of Ngamiland, under the leadership of the deceased Chief Moremi III’s wife, Mrs. Moremi, took the bold initiative to proclaim Moremi a game reserve in 1963.
It is the only officially protected area of the Okavango Delta, and as such holds tremendous scientific, environmental and conservation importance and is, arguably, one of the most beautiful reserves in Africa, possibly in the world.
The diversity of Moremi National Park makes for a spectacular safari experience with incredible game viewing including all major naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region as well as over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered. Both Black and White Rhino have recently been reintroduced to the area making it a ‘Big Five’ African safari destination.
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