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“The highlight of The Moremi Game Reserve is the "Mokoro", the traditional dug-out canoe” - Martin

The stunning Okavango and Moremi Game Reserve

Views: 593 Visited: Aug 2013 Reviewed: Mar 04, 2014

The Moremi Game Reserve encompasses large parts of the world famous Okavango Delta. This mighty river runs into the heart of the Kalahari Desert and is stopped by one of the world's oldest deserts, fooling it to fan out and produce a river delta that would usually be seen at the coast. These fabulous waterways attract hundreds of thousands of animals from miles around on their annual migration routes and provide permanent and seasonal water to quench the thirst of all the wildlife.

The reserve itself is open to everyone and there are many ways to explore this wondrous place, whether you drive yourself, join a mobile tented expedition or stay at one of the luxury lodges that Botswana is famous for.

The annual flood seeps down this river from the Angolan highlands and arrives in Botswana at exactly the time the water is needed just as the dry season takes its grip from May to October. Flat areas that were previously dry become flooded leaving vast shallow floodplains that the wildlife now have to cross to get from island to island giving fantastic opportunities to see these mighty beasts, and many small ones too, moving through the water like nowhere else in Africa. This magical place will grip your imagination and you will return time and time again.

Bordering this reserve lies many private areas where the luxury lodges have the wildlife to themselves. The rules in these areas are less strict, allowing you to take part in activities not allowed within the park. These include walking safaris with an expert and armed guide, Night Game Drives to see the nocturnal species, mokoro (Dug-Out Canoe) and kayaking safaris.

The highlight of The Moremi Game Reserve and the private areas of the Okavango is the "Mokoro", the traditional Dug-Out Canoe. No longer made from the Sausage Tree these fibre-glass, more ecologically friendly equivalents allow to glide through the shallow waterways with your expert 'Poler' showing the stunning wildlife that inhabits this incredible place.

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