Overview – Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi Game Reserve lies on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta in the north of Botswana. It is commended both for its plentiful wildlife and staggering landscape and counts among the world's best wildlife reserves. The mix of floodplains, lagoons, grasslands and woodlands makes an extraordinary environment, which has been left mostly untouched and incredible for classic game-drive safaris. Moremi is home to all of the big five. Moremi Game Reserve is likewise renowned for the chance of travelling around by mokoro, or dug-out canoe, which provides your encounter with a veritable taste of the experience.

  • Wildlife31 Animals

  • High SeasonJuly to October

  • Best Time to GoJuly to October

Pros & Cons

  • Amazing wildlife experience with all the Big 5 animals which can be spotted easily
  • An incredibly diverse variety of birdlife is available for birding enthusiasts, especially for waterbirds
  • Game drives, night drives, walking safaris and mokoro trips are available
  • A large choice of small, exclusive camps
  • Mobile camping safaris are available in some parts of Moremi
  • Accommodation is quite expensive here
  • Night drives and walking safaris are not allowed
  • Off-road driving is not allowed
  • Many areas become inaccessible from December to March

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Wildlife & Animals – Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi is home to all of the big five animals. Elephant herds can be found in their thousands, particularly close to the Mopane woodlands in the dry cold weather months. Because of large quantities of prey, predators can frequently be found in nearness and battles for strength happen, particularly between lions and hyenas. Leopards are very loose here and wild dog sightings are probably the most incredible in Africa. Rhinos have been once again introduced and the reserve is currently one of the last safe havens for the vulnerable white and black rhinos.

Wildlife Highlights

One of Moremi's popular residents is the African wild dog. The Reserve has the world's most noteworthy concentration of these endangered lovely animals inside its borders (around 150-200). Other animals you can hope to see here are giraffes, cheetahs, impalas, jackals, red lechwe and hippos. The semi-aquatic sitatunga is more enthusiastic to find. Other unusual antelope incorporate tsessebe, sable and roan. Spotted-necked and African clawless otters can once in a while be seen swimming in the channels.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

Moremi Game Reserve has very seasonal wildlife viewing. However, Best time to Moremi region is in the Dry season from July to October as there is a deluge of animals assembling here around then. Some lodges close from January to March when some areas might become inaccessible.

Birds – Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi Game Reserve is a birdwatcher's haven with almost 400 species on record, some of them endangered. For birdwatchers, there is a list of "special sightings" that can be done in the Moremi Reserve, the first species on this list is definitely the slaty egret that can be seen in shallow waters in isolated areas with many cane thickets. The magnificent wattled crane is usually seen in pairs or in groups moving around on floodplains with low water or on wet grassy plains, looking for fish or small amphibians and small reptiles. Birds regularly let boats come extremely close making photography astoundingly simple. Another wetland special is the gracious wattled crane.

Best Time for Bird Watching

Moremi can be visited around the year for Bird watching. However, the best time to visit is from November to April. During this time migratory birds are present. Also, during these months a lot of birds are breeding, and large colonies of waterbirds can be found nesting on the sandbanks in the river. April might be the best compromise, as from January to March many areas become inaccessible and some lodges close. 

Best Time to Visit – Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi Game Reserve can be visited throughout the year. However, the best time for wildlife viewing is in the Dry season from July to October. The wet season from January to March is less ideal as some of the areas are inaccessible and some lodges close. Due to the time, it takes for the water to reach the delta, the flooding is highest in the dry months, which is ideal for mokoro canoe trips.

  • Best Time

    July to October

  • High Season

    July to October

  • Low Season

    November to June

  • Best Weather

    May to August

  • Worst Weather


April to October (Dry Season)

  • Water levels are highest – good for mokoro trips
  • Best time for wildlife viewing as the Dry season starts
  • July to October are high season months, and lodges charge higher rates
  • Very hot weather in September and October

April to October (Wet Season)

  • Plenty of baby animals that attract predators
  • Birding is best as migratory birds are present
  • The scenery is beautiful and at its most lush
  • Limited wildlife in Delta
  • Water levels in the delta can drop too low for mokoro trips
  • Rainfalls can create challenges in planned activities
  • Some parts of the park can be inaccessible
  • Some lodges close from January to March

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