It is the first reserve in Africa that was established by local residents. Concerned about the rapid depletion of wildlife in their ancestral lands the Batawana people of Ngamiland took the bold initiative to proclaim Moremi a game reserve in 1963.
It is the only officially protected area of the Okavango Delta, and as such holds tremendous scientific, environmental and conservation importance. In 2008 it was voted the ‘best game reserve in Africa’ by the prestigious African Travel and Tourism Association at South Africa’s premier tourism fair, Indaba.
Land and Delta meet in Moremi Game Reserve to create an exceedingly picturesque preserve of floodplains – either seasonally or perennially wet, waterways, lagoons, pools, pans, grasslands and riparian, riverine and mophane forests. This terrain makes driving Moremi’s many loops and trails both delightful and, at times, totally inspiring.Both Black and WHite Rhino have recently been re-introduced, now making the reserve a ‘Big Five’ destination.