Moremi Game Reserve Tours, Adventure Packages and Budget Safaris
Its location makes a good base for visits to the park. With up to 500 herds of elephants, they are Chobe’s main attraction, closely followed by lions, cheetahs, hippos, hyena, crocodile, buffaloes, giraffes, warthogs, otter, zebra, antelope, jackals and many bird species.
The Makgadikgadi Pans are now three immense salt pans (the largest on earth). During the sizzling heat of late winter days, these stark pans take on a disorienting and ethereal austerity.
The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s last untamed wildernesses. Starting at the Angolan highlands, this watery mass of 16,000km² elaborate channels and islands is the world’s largest inland delta. The delta has been recognised for its significance in conservation, and today this mysterious, placid and beautiful area is a sanctuary for a huge elephant population, as well as lion, antelope, cheetah, giraffe, wild dog, leopard, crocodile, hippo, buffalo, a big number of bird species, and over 80 species of fish. Needless to say, the African Fish Eagle finds this place to be paradise.
Once a dusty little frontier town where local people brought their cattle to trade, Maun is today Botswana’s tourism capital and the springboard for safaris into the Okavango Delta and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. The town is now home to over 30 000 people who live in an assorted mix of traditional huts and modern buildings. It has shopping malls, restaurants, banks, a few hotels and some happening bars. Mostly described as one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Africa.
Fauna and Flora of Moremi National Park
There is a wide variety of wildlife in the park (an estimated 200 000), such as antelopes, lion, leopard, cheetah, crocodiles, kudu, rhinoceros, zebra, not to mention over 400 species of birds, including the African Fish Eagle.
The animals migrate to lusher pastures in Summer, and then return with the rains in the Winter months.
The Delta is a sandy and wet plain, and as a result there is quite a diversity of vegetation in the area, namely hardweld, sandveld and Okavango delta veld.
Hardweld vegetation is mostly your woody plants, while Sandveld consists of large expanses of grasses. Okavango delta veld has a combination of both grasses and woody plants. Hence one has a wide variety of fauna that thrives on this diverse vegetation.
In the swamp areas you will find lots of trees such as mopane, baobab, acacia, camel thorn, marula, papyrus and sycamore fig trees.
Beautiful water lilies and aquatic plants also grow in the swamp area, providing colour and fantastic photographs.