Camp Moremi is waiting for you to experience Botswana Luxury Safari. Camp Moremi is nestled within the untouched Okavango Delta region in the Moremi Game Reserve of Botswana – a must see place and wilderness area like no other in the world. When I first set foot inside the Okavango, it was a magical experience for me. Designated as a World Heritage Site, the camp adds a touch of luxury to your African Dream Safari.
Moremi Game Reserve
Moremi Game Reserve covers the eastern one third of the Okavango Delta, in Northern Botswana. It was officially declared on the 15 March 1963. Unlike most of Africa’s large Parks and Game reserves, Moremi Game Reserve is unique in that it was formed by the indigenous people of Ngamiland, and managed through the Fauna Conservation Society of Ngamiland, until 1979 when it was handed over to Botswana Government. It was because of a concern by both Tribesmen and resident Europeans that the indiscriminate hunting of wildlife by the great white hunters would bring a complete annihilation of wildlife species, that Moremi was formed.
Indeed, the name of the Reserve and the subsequent expansions in the 70s and 80s to include the Chiefs Island and Nqoga and Jao Rivers, were a further stamp of commitment, not only of the Ngamiland Royalty but that of a tribe with a vision and commitment to conservation. To date, Moremi Game Reserve covers a total area of 4,871 KM2.
Buffered by wildlife management areas, Moremi Game Reserve consists of permanent swamp, seasonal swamp areas and dry land. It is undoubtedly one of the most pristine wildlife destinations in Africa. The landscape also consists of Mopane forest and floodplains. In parts, the Mopane trees grow to gigantic proportions, forming a cathedral of forest that dwarfs everything beneath it.
Water, land and sky
Situated in the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve, Camp Moremi enjoys breath-taking vistas over the Xakanaxa Lagoon. Nestled within a natural riverine forest of teak and ebony trees, twelve tented safari suites have an East-African flavour and a classic touch. Hidden in lush green trees and branches, it feels like you are walking in an African fairytale forest. Enjoy outside dinners under an amazing starry sky, let a professional staff pamper you with their humour and warmth, dive in the large pool, start your day with homemade pancakes and enjoy excellent elephant, lion and leopard sightings (among many other species). With no Wi-Fi connection, you are truly away from your fast pace life.
Move with the rhythm of elephants, smell the sweet, warm breeze and explore African land and waters – you will leave Camp Moremi with an everlasting experience (and new friends).
Feel at home
The suites feature glass sliding doors opening out to private decks where you can enjoy manicured bush views and an attractive woodlands setting. All tents are beautifully decorated, with a soft, king size bed, luxurious en suite bathroom, comfy chairs and a desk to write down all your safari memories. Traditional thatch and timber communal spaces invite you to relax or read, since the elevated lounge includes a wildlife reference library. Nestle yourself down on the viewing platform and marvel at extensive panoramas, mind-blowing sunsets (with amazingly coloured African skies), and hippos at the lagoon. For breakfast, lunch and tea, of course, venture out to the outside boma. There is nothing like a meal in the fresh African air. After an exhilarating safari day, order yourself a cocktail at the bar and reminisce about today’s wildlife sightings, while a homemade dinner is prepared.
Camp Moremi is located in a diverse area – you will explore African bush, large open savannahs, lush green forests, water holes (attracting an abundance of thirsty wildlife) and papyrus-filled, Delta waterways. You will enjoy tracking big game during morning and evening games drives, and boat excursions to discover bustling river life. Although night drives and off-roading are not permitted through the Moremi, the camp’s premier setting ensures you are always part of the natural wilderness.
A boat excursion is a particularly unique, Delta experience. Glide through tall grasses, blooming water lilies and bump into an elephant herd seeking a refreshing splash. Besides many elephants, lion herds, leopards and hippos, this area is known for a vast number of antelope, including Impala, Kudu and Waterbuck. And do not forget the birding in the area; if it is spring season, you might encounter roosting areas with countless flocks. Also, the imposing Fish Eagle and vivid Malachite Kingfisher are often seen, and even the rare, Pel’s Fishing Owl occasionally makes a visit. Great birding, excellent guides, outstanding wildlife viewing, delicious dinners in the bush, warm, African hospitality – all this makes for an intense safari under the dense green trees of Camp Moremi.
Source: botswanatrek.com / moremi.com