Days 307,308… Moremi Game Reserve
Sneak across the border into Botswana and head south along the Okavango Panhandle (the narrowest part of the delta) to Seronga, where we leave our vehicle and join our transport for the journey into the delta (140 km, approx 4 very bumpy, dusty hrs).
Moremi Game Reserve rests on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta and combines permanent water with drier areas, which create some startling and unexpected contrasts. Some prominent geographical features of the Reserve are Dead Tree Island and the Moremi Tongue. In the Reserve we experience exquisite views of Savannah game as well as plenty of bird-watching on the lagoons. Although just under 5,000 square kilometres in extent, it is a surprisingly diverse Reserve, combining mopane woodland and sharp, spiky acacia forests, floodplains and lagoons.
It is home to nearly 500 species of bird (from water birds to forest dwellers), and a vast array of other species of wildlife, including African buffalo, Angolan giraffe, Southwest African lion, African leopard, South African cheetah, hyena, jackal, impala, kudu and red lechwe. Our evening safari drive let’s us see some interesting and incredible wildlife, followed by a camp dinner and a sleep under the stars INSIDE THE reserve and potentially at the mercy of carnivorous wildlife… indeed some actual hyena entered our camp before chased out.
Our 2nd safari Day here is long beginning with our 1st drive at 5am went till 2pm… the evening from 3.30 to 7pm. And the sunrises/sunsets here are just stunning extravaganzas of colour and majesty. A really magic experience, as was the live hyena that came into camp and the lions roaring actually only a few kms away!