Water channels, lagoons and islands dot the landscape of the Okavango Delta. It’s one of the world’s largest inland deltas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Contained within it is one of Africa’s most vibrant and most diverse habitats making it a prime location for viewing wildlife. Covering 15,000 square kilometers (roughly 5,900 square miles) the Okavango Delta is simply incredible. Floodwaters flow from central Africa’s highlands into the Delta creating a wondrous wetland.
The Moremi Game Reserve covers almost one-third of the Okavango Delta. With a landscape comprised of pans, floodplains, lagoons, grasslands, savannahs, forests of acacia trees and dense Mopane Woodlands, the reserve’s unique ecosystem provides for a wide variety of wildlife. You’ll find massive herds of buffalo, wildebeest, elephants and zebras as they make their way into the reserve from the dry Kalahari Desert in search of food and water. The papyrus banks of the waterways are home to lions, cheetahs and packs of wild dogs. In the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve, lies the renowned Xakanaxa Lagoon where mopane forests, deep waterways and shallow flooded areas are packed with game. Leopard and cheetah are regularly seen here along with a notable population of antelope. A birdwatcher’s delight, the Moremi Game Reserve is home to over 400 species including the African Fish Eagle, Sacred Ibis and the Crested Crane. The Moremi Game Reserve is unique as it was the first wildlife sanctuary to be created by an African tribe in their own area.