Dreaming of a safari adventure in the Okavango Delta and looking for the perfect place to stay? Set your sights on Moremi Game Reserve. Not only is it a treasure of the Delta, often celebrated as its crowning glory, but it's also home to some of Botswana's most superb lodges.
What is Moremi Game Reserve Famous for?
Dive deep into the magic that makes Moremi Game Reserve stand out from the rest. Spanning 40% of the Okavango Delta’s eastern section, Moremi offers a fascinating blend of dry landscapes and seasonal water channels, allowing for a diverse range of safari activities on both land and water.
Moremi’s varied ecosystems host an impressive array of wildlife. From rivers bustling with birdlife, elephants relishing morning mud baths and hippos lazing in lagoons to African wild dogs that are always on the go, elusive leopards lurking in forests and lions surveying the savannah (peppered with plains game of course!) – Moremi has it all.
A Lodge for Every Type of Safari Lover
As Africa's Leading Safari Company, we appreciate your unique preferences when it comes to a dream safari. With lodges ranging from lavish to homely, exclusive to vibey, we have the perfect home base for you to explore the intricate beauty of Moremi Game Reserve. So, without further ado, here are our top picks...
1. Okuti Camp – Nest on the Riverbanks
Perched beside the tranquil Maunachira River, Okuti Camp offers guests front-row seats to a constant procession of animal and birdlife drawn to the water. The camp is renowned for its unique design, featuring semi-circular, reed-lined structures or "Mosasas," providing an experience that is as visually delightful as it's comfortable.
Beyond enjoying the wildlife surrounding the camp, make sure you try out Okuti's specially designed safari vehicles, which ensure unhindered game-viewing and photography opportunities. Plus, the guides love to test the waters, so exciting boat excursions are often on the menu!
2. Camp Moremi – East African Elegance
Lying beneath the cool canopy of a riverine forest that fringes the Xakanaxa Lagoon, Camp Moremi combines the allure of East Africa with timeless sophistication. With thatch and timber architecture, the camp provides a tranquil environment reminiscent of the classic safari style. But the appeal of Camp Moremi doesn't end with its aesthetics.
Here, the wildlife is as varied and vibrant as the habitats themselves. Embark on game drives to visit waterholes where wild drama unfolds. Navigate waterways by boat and observe elephants taking refreshing dips while hearing grunts of displeased hippos reacting to the sudden disturbance of their once calm, murky waters.
3. Mombo Camp – Safari Sophistication
The luxury tents at Mombo are not only expansive but lavishly furnished, featuring private decks, plunge pools, verandas for relaxation, salas for quiet contemplation, and the option of indoor and outdoor showers.
4. Little Mombo – Epitome of Exclusivity
For those who envision an exclusive safari, Little Mombo is the pinnacle of secluded opulence. This intimate retreat, connected to Mombo Camp by a wooden walkway, offers a private haven for you and up to seven guests.
Your luxury canvas home awaits for relaxation, while communal areas, including a cosy lounge, dining space, boma, and a fire pit under the stars, offer spaces to connect and create unforgettable memories with loved ones.
5. Oddballs' – Rustic Rejuvenation
Set on a secluded isle adjacent to Chief’s Island and the Moremi Game Reserve, Oddballs' Camp and Oddballs' Enclave are renowned for their stripped-back charm and provide a small, intimate setting, perfect for those seeking a private and authentic safari adventure.
With a commitment to eco-conscious travel, both camps facilitate a deep bond with nature, allowing you to explore the wild through walking safaris and traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions.
What's more, these eminent camps proudly offer the sole service of personal guides for every two guests. These aren't ordinary guides; they are native experts, born and raised in the area, and can provide a depth of knowledge and insight into the ecosystem and local culture that's second to none.
6. Sanctuary Chief's Camp – Spacious and Spectacular
For those with a penchant for "safari chic", look no further than Sanctuary Chief's Camp. The ultimate luxurious experience awaits on Chief's Island in the Moremi Game Reserve's exclusive Mombo Concession, offering a unique blend of indulgence and untamed wilderness.
Here, sophistication is evident with a well-appointed bar, library area, expansive dining room, and an unexpected delight, namely a pizza deck complete with an oven. Along with the rest of the architecture, each of these amenities skillfully blends with the landscape, providing game-viewing opportunities right from your doorstep.
7. Camp Xakanaxa – Your Canvas Abode
Occupying a coveted spot along the Khwai River, Camp Xakanaxa – pronounced "Ka-ka-na-ka" (a mouthful, we know!) – stands as a premium choice if you're looking for heart-stopping wildlife adventures accompanied by all those "home away from home" comforts you crave.
When not exploring the wilderness, Xakanaxa's elegant lounge and dining areas are perfect for catch-ups. And, for those with curious minds, delve into the library or spend leisurely afternoons on the sun deck. Need a refreshing dip? The plunge pool awaits. Each space is designed for enjoyment amidst the wild beauty of Moremi Game Reserve.
We’re Here to Craft Your Perfect Safari
Embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Okavango Delta with Moremi Game Reserve's exquisite lodges as your base. Isn't it time you treated yourself to the adventure you deserve?
Start planning your dream safari with us today, and let the magic of Moremi take its hold!
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