Moremi is strikingly beautiful and remains a firm favourite with first-time visitors and savvy and experienced safari goers alike. The ebb and flow of the seasonal waterways ensures that each visit is different – today’s safari track is tomorrow’s waterway, which means that there is always something new and surprising around the corner.
Proclaimed a wildlife reserve by the BaTwana people in 1963, Moremi Game Reserve (named after a local chief) is as wild as you can get. The ecosystems support a vast array of African mammals, from the Big 5 to giraffe, hippopotamus, zebra, bat-eared fox and jackal, as well as antelope including springbok, tsessebe, gemsbok, impala, blue wildebeest and the rare red lechwe. The endangered Cape wild dog breeds here, and leopard and hyena roam free. Botswana’s low-impact tourism model pays off for visitors, who will find the reserve remarkably uncrowded and relaxed.