Moremi Game Reserve
Chobe National Park
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
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Moremi is mostly described as one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Africa as it combines mopane woodland and acacia forests, floodplains and lagoons.
It is the great diversity of plant and animal life that makes Moremi so well known.
Birdlife is prolific and varied, ranging from water birds to shy forest dwellers. There are many species of ducks end geese, as well as an amazing variety of heron.
Elephants are numerous, particularly during the dry season, as well as a range of other wildlife species from buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, hyaena, jackal and the full range of antelope, large and small, including the red lechwe.
Wild dog, whose numbers are so rapidly dwindling elsewhere, are regularly sighted in the Moremi.
From the banks of the Chobe River in the north, crowded with elephant, hippo and buffalo, to the remote woodlands and savanna of its interior, Chobe's diverse habitats guarantee a great variety of wildlife, including large numbers of predators.
Savuti - A distinct region of the Chobe National Park, Savuti is a remote area dominated by "the Marsh"- a once flooded expanse of grassland fed by fickle waterways to the north. Now the marsh is dry but the savanna and woodlands support great numbers of animals, including the legendary lion prides, hyena clans and large numbers of elephants.
The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest inland water systems. It's headwaters start in Angola’s western highlands, with numerous tributaries joining to form the Cubango river, which then flows through Namibia (called the Kavango) and finally enters Botswana, where it is then called the Okavango.
The delta environment has large numbers of animal populations that are otherwise rare, such as crocodile, red lechwe, sitatunga, elephant, wild dogs, buffalo, wattled crane as well as the other more common mammals and bird life.
The best time for game viewing in the delta is during the May-October period, as the animal life is concentrated along the flooded areas and the vegetation has dried out.
The best time for birding and vegetation is during the rainy season (Nov.- April) as the migrant bird populations are
returning and the plants are flowering and green.
concessions and Selinda Reserve - These two private concessions are part of the mysterious network of swamps floodplains and rivers that link the northern waterways with the Okavango Delta. Great game viewing and birdlife is offered in these exclusive areas.
Summer rains transform the dusty pans into shimmering oceans of water packed with birdlife while the surrounding grasslands support large herds and watchful predators. Read more about Makgadikgadi Pans.
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