Moremi Game Reserve
At the Heart of the Okavango
The Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana is situated in the eastern part of the Okavango Delta bordering the Chobe National Park on the south-western part of the Park. The Moremi Game Reserve covers almost one third of the Delta. The Okavango Delta is the largest inland river delta in the world and consists of pans, floodplains, lily covered lagoons, grasslands, forests of acacia trees, savannahs and dense Mopane Woodlands.
With such a wide variety of vegetation comes a diverse spectrum of wild life. Huge herds of impala and tsessebe are found in the area, while in the dry season large herds of buffalo, wildebeest, elephant and zebra flock into the reserve from the Kalahari in search of food and water. The rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope live in the papyrus banks of the waterways. Lions, cheetahs and packs of wild dogs hunt in the open grassland. The reserve is home to over 400 species of birds, including the African Fish Eagle, the Crested Crane and the Sacred Ibis. This vast variety of mammal, bird, insect, plant, fish and reptile species have successfully adapted to the swamp conditions. Moremi Game Reserve is a wilderness paradise with great game viewing throughout the year.
Moremi is accessed either by air (light aircraft fly to the airstrips that service the lodges) or by road via Maun. A self-drive through Moremi is advisable only for experienced 4x4 drivers and only in the dry months. The summer rains can make parts of the Moremi inaccessible and some lodges close over the December- February period.
Teeming with bird life and wildlife makes Moremi a prime wildlife area where elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion, and most other game (including eland, kudu, roan antelope, and if you're lucky even leopard) can be seen in abundance. Bird life (both in the delta and dryland sections) is excellent especially along the Khwai River. During the dry season a congregation of all species, (bird and wildlife), along permanent rivers and water holes makes Moremi Game Reserve one of the most unforgettable wildlife experiences in Africa.
Xakanaxa Camp’s prime location on the banks of the Khwai River, in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve, ensures that it is one of the only safari camps which can provide guests with an authentic year round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience. Comprehensive year-round boating and mokoro trips as well as extensive nature drives into excellent wildlife country combined with being one of the oldest and most well-established in the reserve, makes Xakanaxa a popular choice with guests.
Located on the picturesque Xakanaxa Lagoon, Camp Moremi is an authentic safari camp combining warm African hospitality with superb game viewing. The Moremi Game Reserve is renowned as one of the best game viewing destinations in Botswana. Camp Moremi has frequent sightings of lion, elephant, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, hyena, zebra, kudu, red lechwe, sable and roan antelope and many more.
Khwai River Lodge
Khwai River Lodge is set under a canopy of indigenous leadwood and fig trees and offers a commanding view of the Khwai River flood plain. Khwai is a year round destination for wildlife and predators can regularly be seen in this area. It is not unusual to see many different species of wildlife from the luxury of the own private deck. Elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs are regularly seen. Birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors near the lodge.
Little Mombo Camp
Little Mombo is connected to the main Mombo Camp via the raised walkways which connect all the guest rooms and both camps. The rooms at Little Mombo and main camp are identical and Little Mombo has its own dining room, kitchen, lounge and swimming pool. The game drive areas are the same and Little Mombo offers the same activities and high-standard experience as at main camp. Little Mombo offers guests the exclusivity of a private camp all to themselves.
Mombo Camp is a luxurious tented camp which overlooks floodplains that teem with wildlife. The sheer numbers and variety of large mammals found in this area makes Mombo Camp the ultimate safari retreat. National Geographic, the BBC and many others have filmed here, acclaiming Mombo to have some of the best all year round game-viewing in Africa. The atmosphere, combined with personal attention, food, and guides at Mombo Camp is excellent.
Okuti, newly rebuilt and opened in December 2007, is a luxury camp that has been designed in an african village style. Okuti nestles in the shade of large, beautiful old trees and overlooks the Xakanaxa Lagoon. Okuti nestles in the shade of large, beautiful old trees and overlooks the Xakanaxa Lagoon. Luxury accommodation and excellent year round game viewing opportunities are on offer at Okuti. Experience game drives in the Moremi Game Reserve in specially designed safari vehicles, allowing unhindered views for game viewing and photography.