Everyone should visit Moremi Game Reserve on a Botswana Safari at least once in their lifetime. Before you book a trip, you should know a little about the reserve, such as the different things to do and see there and their hours of operation. Read on to learn more about this game reserve.
1. Info- The reserve is located on the Okavango Delta’s eastern side, and when the Moremi was created, it was designated as a game reserve. Since it was not designated as a national park, it meant that local people would still be allowed to live there, and these local people included the BaTawana tribe and bushmen. Also, the reserve was named after the chief of the BaTawana tribe, Chief Moremi.
The reserve isn’t the largest one in Africa, as it’s only around 1,900 square-miles. However, it is one of the most diverse reserves, as acacia forests and mopane woodlands can be found there, as well as lagoons and floodplains. Most of the reserve is within the Okavango Delta, while around 30% of it is located mainland.
2. Things To And See– There are many things to do and see at Moremi Game Reserve, with one being the Dombo Hippo Pool. This is where hippos come together and tourists have the chance to watch them in action from an observation post. The observation post is elevated, so you’ll be treated to amazing views of the hippos and the surrounded areas.
Another place you’ll want to see while at the game reserve is Mboma Island, which is where you’ll have the chance to watch amazing wildlife in action. When there, you can expect to see buffalo, cheetahs and even lions. You can take a boat to the island by visiting the Mboma Boat Station. You’ll enjoy the short boat trip, but make sure you bring a camera with you because you’ll want to snap a few pictures.
The third bridge is another popular attraction in the reserve, and it is located shortly after the South Gate. The bridge offers gorgeous views of the Sekirei River, and there are campsites nearby. However, stay away from the water if you decide to go camping because crocodiles and hippos are known to hunt in those waters.
Chief’s Island is a great place to visit and it is the Okavango Delta‘s largest island. There is a great deal of wildlife here, and there is a great combo of woodlands, grasslands and waters on the island, and you will love viewing wildlife while on the island. Let’s not forget to mention that some of the best campsites and best lodges in Africa are located on the island. If you are looking for a great place to stay at in Africa, then look no further than Chief’s Island.
3. Hours Of Operation– At the time of this writing, the game reserve is open for business seven days per week. They open at seven in the morning and close at seven at night, but remember that there are places you can stay at for the night, such as lodges and campsites, so it’s a good idea to bring a tent if you plan on visiting the park. Also, any time of the year is a good time to visit Moremi Game Reserve.
As you can see, there are a lot of things to do and see at Moremi Game Reserve, and the activities previously mentioned are only a few. All you have to do now is book a trip to Botswana and enjoy all that the reserve has to offer. You can easily spend days here, so it’s worth checking out one of the campsites in the reserve.