Moremi National Park:
This wildlife reserve was declared by the Batawana people in 1963, What make the Moremi unique is that it was the first wildlife sanctuary to be created by an African tribe in their own area. This act was described at the time as a shining mark in African tribal history.
Teeming with bird life and wildlife makes Moremi a prime wildlife area where elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion, and most other game (including eland, kudu, roan antelope, and if you're lucky even leopard) can be seen in abundance.
Bird life (both in the delta and dry-land sections) is excellent especially along the Khwai River. During the dry season a congregation of all species, (bird and wildlife), along permanent rivers and water holes makes Moremi Game Reserve one of the most unforgettable wildlife experiences in Africa!
The Moremi Game Reserve is administered today by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks of Botswana; it is a rich and fascinating area. The Moremi Game Reserve forms an intricate part of the Okavango Delta, comprising permanently swamped areas, seasonally swamped areas, and dry land.
Located on the northeast side of the delta, it is probably the prime tourist destination in Botswana, due to the fact that it encompasses several different types of ecological zones. The total surface area of this reserve is 4 871 square kilometers. This is almost one-third of the Okavango Delta, a fact Botswana can be very proud of.
The dry land areas of Moremi consist mainly of Mopane veld (Colophospermum mopane). The giant mopane trees form the canopy woodland and lend an atmosphere unique to this area.
The other main vegetation types are riverine woodland, floodplain grassland, marginal woodland on the edges of the floodplains, Terminalia sericea sandveld, Acacia erioloba sandveld, and Hyphaene petersiana island communities.
ABOUT BOTSWANA'S GAME RESERVES
The water-rich Okavango Delta and her flood-plains forms the centre-point of Botswana's main wildlife areas. With the Moremi, Savuti and Chobe Reserves bordering the Delta.
A little bit south and basically in the Kalahari Desert region of Botswana, is the Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans. These conservation areas are in total contrast to the rest of Botswana's wildlife areas, as this has more of an desert climate. Yet, after the summer rains, these dry pans are covered in green grass, and as if magical, suddenly filled with thousands of various antelope species.
These wildlife areas are home to an spectacular diversity of wildlife and birdlife. Famed for the huge herds of elephants and buffaloes, various antelope and naturally the predators that prey on them.