Top Lodges in Moremi Game Reserve

Dreaming of a safari adventure in the Okavango Delta and looking for the perfect place to stay? Set your sights on Moremi Game Reserve. Not only is it a treasure of the Delta, often celebrated as its crowning glory, but it’s also home to some of Botswana’s most superb lodges.

Comfortable seating area

One of Africa’s most unique locations with heart-warming hospitality, Image Credit: Wilderness Little Mombo

What is Moremi Game Reserve Famous for?

Dive deep into the magic that makes Moremi Game Reserve stand out from the rest. Spanning 40% of the Okavango Delta’s eastern section, Moremi offers a fascinating blend of dry landscapes and seasonal water channels, allowing for a diverse range of safari activities on both land and water.

Mokoro rides in Moremi Game Reserve

Mokoro rides in Moremi Game Reserve, Image Credit: Delta Camp

Moremi’s varied ecosystems host an impressive array of wildlife. From rivers bustling with birdlife, elephants relishing morning mud baths and hippos lazing in lagoons to African wild dogs that are always on the go, elusive leopards lurking in forests and lions surveying the savannah (peppered with plains game of course!) – Moremi has it all.

Lions on safari

The wealth of wildlife is both vast and varied, Image Credit: Wilderness Little Mombo

A Lodge for Every Type of Safari Lover

As Africa’s Leading Safari Company, we appreciate your unique preferences when it comes to a dream safari. With lodges ranging from lavish to homely, exclusive to vibey, we have the perfect home base for you to explore the intricate beauty of Moremi Game Reserve. So, without further ado, here are our top picks…

Man standing by an elevated firepit area overlooking a river at sunset

Every lodge has its own unique charm and personality, Image Credit: Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

1. Okuti Camp – Nest on the Riverbanks

Perched beside the tranquil Maunachira River, Okuti Camp offers guests front-row seats to a constant procession of animal and birdlife drawn to the water. The camp is renowned for its unique design, featuring semi-circular, reed-lined structures or “Mosasas,” providing an experience that is as visually delightful as it’s comfortable.

Semi-circular reed-lined Mosasas

Okuti shows off with exceptionally unique style and architecture

Beyond enjoying the wildlife surrounding the camp, make sure you try out Okuti’s specially designed safari vehicles, which ensure unhindered game-viewing and photography opportunities. Plus, the guides love to test the waters, so exciting boat excursions are often on the menu!

Game drive following lions in Moremi Game Reserve

Unhindered views in specially-designed safari vehicles, Image Credit: Okuti

2. Camp Moremi – East African Elegance

Lying beneath the cool canopy of a riverine forest that fringes the Xakanaxa Lagoon, Camp Moremi combines the allure of East Africa with timeless sophistication. With thatch and timber architecture, the camp provides a tranquil environment reminiscent of the classic safari style. But the appeal of Camp Moremi doesn’t end with its aesthetics.

Camp Moremi exterior view

An idyllic setting tucked away in a riverine forest, Image Credit: Camp Moremi

Here, the wildlife is as varied and vibrant as the habitats themselves. Embark on game drives to visit waterholes where wild drama unfolds. Navigate waterways by boat and observe elephants taking refreshing dips while hearing grunts of displeased hippos reacting to the sudden disturbance of their once calm, murky waters.

Boat excursion and hippos in Moremi Game Reserve

Discover bustling river life on boat excursions in Moremi Game Reserve, Image Credit: Camp Moremi

3. Mombo Camp – Safari Sophistication

Nestled in Moremi Game Reserve’s heart on Chief’s IslandMombo Camp, or “place of plenty”, is aptly named for its abundant wildlife, including plains game, predators, and frequent lion sightings.

Elephant sighting whilst on a bush picnic

A rich and immersive African safari experience, Image Credit: Wilderness Mombo Camp

The luxury tents at Mombo are not only expansive but lavishly furnished, featuring private decks, plunge pools, verandas for relaxation, salas for quiet contemplation, and the option of indoor and outdoor showers.

Private outdoor deck with plunge pool and sala

Glass doors open onto a verandah and comfy sala, Image Credit: Wilderness Mombo Camp

4. Little Mombo – Epitome of Exclusivity

For those who envision an exclusive safari, Little Mombo is the pinnacle of secluded opulence. This intimate retreat, connected to Mombo Camp by a wooden walkway, offers a private haven for you and up to seven guests.

Women enjoying the serenity of her private veranda and day bed

Little Mombo allows you to feel as if you have it practically all to yourself, Image Credit: Wilderness Little Mombo

Your luxury canvas home awaits for relaxation, while communal areas, including a cosy lounge, dining space, boma, and a fire pit under the stars, offer spaces to connect and create unforgettable memories with loved ones.

Firepit area overlooking delta views at sunset

A perfect choice for those interested in a rich and immersive African safari experience, Image Credit: Wilderness Little Mombo

5. Oddballs’ – Rustic Rejuvenation

Set on a secluded isle adjacent to Chief’s Island and the Moremi Game Reserve, Oddballs’ Camp and Oddballs’ Enclave are renowned for their stripped-back charm and provide a small, intimate setting, perfect for those seeking a private and authentic safari adventure. 

A rustic experience which is exceptionally authentic

A secluded place with a policy of no motorised activities allows for peace and quiet, Image Credit: Oddballs’ Camp

With a commitment to eco-conscious travel, both camps facilitate a deep bond with nature, allowing you to explore the wild through walking safaris and traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions.

Tented room

Alfresco en-suite tents built on elevated decks, Image Credit: Oddballs Camp

What’s more, these eminent camps proudly offer the sole service of personal guides for every two guests. These aren’t ordinary guides; they are native experts, born and raised in the area, and can provide a depth of knowledge and insight into the ecosystem and local culture that’s second to none.

Mokoro safari along the shallow waterways

Experience the Delta in the most authentic way possible, Image Credit: Oddballs’ Enclave Camp

6. Sanctuary Chief’s Camp – Spacious and Spectacular

For those with a penchant for “safari chic”, look no further than Sanctuary Chief’s Camp. The ultimate luxurious experience awaits on Chief’s Island in the Moremi Game Reserve’s exclusive Mombo Concession, offering a unique blend of indulgence and untamed wilderness.

Views of the delta from the camp's viewing deck

Relax and appreciate the views of the Okavango Delta, Image Credit: Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

Here, sophistication is evident with a well-appointed bar, library area, expansive dining room, and an unexpected delight, namely a pizza deck complete with an oven. Along with the rest of the architecture, each of these amenities skillfully blends with the landscape, providing game-viewing opportunities right from your doorstep.

Woman on the viewing deck with an elephant in the distance

Get up close to Mother Nature’s wondrous wildlife, Image Credit: Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

7. Camp Xakanaxa – Your Canvas Abode

Occupying a coveted spot along the Khwai River, Camp Xakanaxa – pronounced “Ka-ka-na-ka” (a mouthful, we know!) – stands as a premium choice if you’re looking for heart-stopping wildlife adventures accompanied by all those “home away from home” comforts you crave.

View of Camp Xakanaxa and river

Enjoy a year-round Moremi Game Reserve land and water safari experience, Image Credit: Camp Xakanaxa

When not exploring the wilderness, Xakanaxa’s elegant lounge and dining areas are perfect for catch-ups. And, for those with curious minds, delve into the library or spend leisurely afternoons on the sun deck. Need a refreshing dip? The plunge pool awaits. Each space is designed for enjoyment amidst the wild beauty of Moremi Game Reserve.

Fire-deck extends over the Khwai River and creates an enchanting environment

Main areas extend over the Khwai River and are set on raised platforms to maximise views, Image Credit: Camp Xakanaxa

We’re Here to Craft Your Perfect Safari

Embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Okavango Delta with Moremi Game Reserve’s exquisite lodges as your base. Isn’t it time you treated yourself to the adventure you deserve?

Start planning your dream safari with us today, and let the magic of Moremi take its hold!

Featured Image: Wilderness Mombo Camp

Lodges in Moremi Game Reserve

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