Moremi Wildlife Reserve
A beautiful wildlife preservation area
Moremi Wildlife Reserve is the official wildlife preservation area
located within the Okavango Delta. Its habitats range from mopane
woodland and thorn scrub to dry savannah, riparian woodland, grassland,
flood plain, marsh and permanent waterways, lagoons and islands.
Like much of the Delta, the region is home to an extraordinary
variety of dry and wetland animals and is a wonderful place to
explore. Chief's Island and the Moremi Tongue, which incorporates
Mboma Island are the main areas of dry land in this wetland reserve.
Mopane woodland and prolific game
The reserve is well known for the height of the trees in the Mopane
Tongue, which covers the central area - and for its prolific
birdlife, which ranges from beautiful water birds to more elusive
forest species. Elephants can be found in abundance here, especially
during the dry season.
Other species include buffalo, giraffe,
lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, jackal and many different
kinds of antelope. Moremi also boasts a strong wild dog population
- a project to support them has been running here since 1989
so many of the dogs are seen wearing collars placed on them by
With thanks to Michael Poliza and Wilderness Safaris
for the strip image. Other images by kind permission of Tracy
Clements and Moremi Safaris.