Accommodation, Okavango Delta

Camp Moremi

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Camp Moremi is situated on the picturesque Xakanaxa Lagoon in the eastern extremity of the Okavango Delta, within the Moremi Game Reserve. The area is a wildlife haven with incredible game viewing opportunities year round.

Camp Moremi accommodates twenty-four safari guests in beautifully furnished East Africa-style safari tents with private facilities, each tent also having a private deck. The elevated Moremi Tree Lodge is the dazzling central point of the camp and houses the luxurious main lounge, a wildlife reference library, dining room and cocktail bar, shaded by giant ebony trees and overlooking Xakanaxa Lagoon. Facilities in the camp include a curio shop, swimming pool, shaded boma and elevated observation platform.

Activities offered include game drives in open safari vehicles exploring the diverse range of habitats within the reserve from open floodplains to belts of mopane woodland. Guests can also venture out onto the open waters of the Okavango by motorboat, visiting the Xakanaxa Lagoon and beyond up to the seasonal heronry at Gadikwe.

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Facilities

Safari tents with private facilities and private deck. Lounge, library, dining room, cocktail bar, swimming pool, shaded boma and elevated observation platform.

Local Wildlife

Game drives within the Moremi Game Reserve can reveal an astonishing amount of wildlife. Possible sightings include lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, red lechwe, tsessebe, sitatunga, otters, honey badger, pangolin, smaller wild cats such as serval, and viverids such as civet and genet. Bird highlights can include fish eagle, malachite kingfisher and the rare Pel’s fishing owl.

Optional Activities

Game drives in open safari vehicles and boat trips to the Xakanaxa Lagoon and seasonal heronry at Gadikwe.

Jonathan Morris

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Botswana tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

On behalf of my wife and myself, I would like to thank all at Reef and Rainforest for arranging so superbly yet another exceptional wildlife experience.  As you are aware our ‘expeditions’ tend to be species led and this year’s brief was to observe and photograph the ‘Three Big Cats of Africa’ in a truly wild setting (i.e. no fences).  Your recommended  destination, Botswana, did not let us down, in fact the whole trip proved an outstanding success in all aspects.

We stayed in three camps (three nights in each) across the Okavango Delta and surrounding area, each provided a different environment which ensured our aims were met. Each camp was run to a very high standard, was extremely comfortable and provided excellent meals. The quality of guiding and tracking in all our camps was of the highest standard. As Botswana manages its natural resources so well all the camps were small (no more than 18 guests) ensuring a very intimate safari experience in pristine wild African habitat.

I am delighted to report our big cat objectives were realised. All observations were lengthy and offered excellent photographic opportunities.  However, unexpectedly, the highlight of our spectacular trip turned out to be sightings of two separate packs of African Painted Dogs. We visited two dens, the first had a very healthy number of adult dogs, approximately fifteen and eighteen pups. The second had seven adult dogs and sixteen pups. At Lebala we had the privilege of spending a prolonged period of time following the pack of dogs as they hunted, an experience we will never forget.

When one also considers the significant mammal and bird species we observed, Botswana is truly a must visit destination for the wildlife enthusiast. Incidentally we also observed three serval and two African wild cats.  We also thoroughly enjoyed our few days at Victoria Falls, possibly the most spectacular waterfall in the world, the hotel in Zimbabwe was excellent. Viewing the falls from the Zambian side and also the helicopter flight are both well worth doing.

This was our third consecutive trip with Reef and Rainforest, and I would be very surprised if there is not a fourth being planned very soon. Thank you all once again.

Mr JW - Ettrickbridge