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Popular 2 night Safari Package:
Chobe Game Lodge
2 night/3-days Botswana Safari
in the Chobe National Park
starting at: $1100 (Apr-Jun &Nov 2010) per person/sharing - inkl. transfers from/to Victoria Falls


African Crocodile in Botswana, Chobe River Chobe National park
 
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Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi Game Reserve

The Moremi Game Reserve is adjacent to and partially surrounded by the Okavango Delta. It offers excellent game viewing providing a kind of bridge between the permanent Delta and the Mopane woodlands.

Game movements in this area are highly seasonal and are dictated by the availability (mostly) of grazing and water. In the dry season, game moves out of the arid hinterland (even if grazing is abundant) and closer to surface water along the Chobe river and in the Okavango. The longer the dry season persists, the more game tends to congregate near water.

Once rain falls and the first sprouts of green can soon be expected game leaves the water, seeks out distant grazing in places where it knows rain water will have collected in natural depressions (called pans). Thus, in the Okavango, in the dry season, game is likely to be most plentiful, between April/May and November.

However, because the Delta is so large and water so abundant, game is widely spread. On the other hand, it is also confined, mostly, to Chief's Island, a long tongue of land that penetrates deep between two river systems, more thon 120km from Maun, into the delta. Moremi Game Reserve has recently been enlarged to include all of Chief's Island. The northbank of the Khwai River is also an important game viewing area.
You can certainly expect to see impala, kudu, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe and elephant as well as a host of other animals. To do so from a mokoro makes the experience especially authentic and memorable. This Reserve, of some 3000 square kilometres is approximately 100km from Maun and, although some of the route has recently been tarred, a four–wheel–drive is needed. There are a wide range of habitats in Moremi; from riparian woodlland, floodplain, reed beds, permanent wetland through mopane forest to dry savanna woodland. The circular road system will take you through them all although it will probably he in the floodplains that you will see most animals.
Moremi is one of the most beautiful Reserves in Africa and at any time of the year, game is prolific (although what is seen obviously varies with the season).
In addition to large herds of buffalo, elephant, giraffe and many species of antelope, one has a good chance of seeing leopard, lion, cheetah and wild dog.
For birding enthusiasts, not only does the woodland offer a wide range of species but the chance to drive to the edges of large lagoons which offer fantastic birding. There are many species of ducks and geese, as well as an amazing variety of heron.

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Lodges and Camps in Botswana: Audi Camp - Camp Moremi -Camp Okuti - Camp Okavango - Chief's Camp - Chitabe Camp - Chobe Game Lodge - Chobe Marina Lodge - Crocodile Camp - Deception Valley Lodge - Delta Safari Camp - Duba Plains Camp - Duma Tau Lodge - Elephant Camp Victoria Falls - Footsteps Camp - Gunn's Camp - Grassland Safari Lodge - Jacana Camp - Kanana Camp - Kings Pool - Kubu Safari Lodge - Kwara Camp Okavango Delta - Leroo-la-Tau - Linyanti Camp - Little Mombo Camp - Mariolina's Victoria Falls - Mapula Lodge - Mombo Safari Camp - Motsentsela Tree Lodge - Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp - Pom Pom Camp - Sandibe Safari Lodge - Santawani - Savute Safari Lodge - Savuti Camp - Semetsi Camp - Xakanaxa Camp - Xigera Camp - Xugana Lodge

Botswana Destinations: Chief's Island - Chobe National Park - Gemsbok National Park - Kalahari - Khwai - Linyanti - Makgadikgadi Pans - Maun - Moremi Game Reserve - Nogatsaa/Tchinga - Nxai Pan - Okavango Delta - Savute - Tsodilo hills - Tuli Block - Xakanaxa

Zimbabwe Destinations: Victoria Falls

Birds of Botswana: Crowned Plover - Blue Waxbill - Cormorant - Egyptian Goose - Fish Eagle - Grey Lourie - Kingfisher - Kori Bustard - Lilacbreasted Roller - Ostrich - Saddlebilled Stork - Secretary Bird

Mammals of Botswana: African Wild Dog - African Elephant - Baboon - Bat-Eared-Fox - Brown Hyena - Buffalo - Bushpig - Cheetah - Eland - Genet - Giraffe - Hartebeest - Hippo - Impala - Jackal - Kudu - Leopard - Lion - Oryx - Puku - Red Lechwe - Roan Antelope - Sable Antelope - Sitatunga - Slender Mongoose - Spotted Hyena - Springbok - Squirrel - Surikate - Tsessebe - Warthog - Waterbuck - Wildebeest - Zebra

Reptiles of Botswana: African Rock Python - African Crocodile - Black Mamba - Cape Cobra - Chameleon - Gecko - Leopard Tortoise - Monitor Lizard - Mozambican Cobra - Puff Adder