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Island in Moremi Game Reserve

Chief's Island

The largest island in the Okavango Delta, Chief’s Island (70km long and 15km wide) is so named because it was once the sole hunting preserve of the local chief. Raised above the water level by tectonic activity, it’…
Island in Moremi Game Reserve

Mboma Island

The grassy savannah of this 100-sq-km island, a long extension of the Moremi Tongue, contrasts sharply with the surrounding landscapes and provides some excellent dry-season wildlife watching – cheetah, lion and buf…
Lake in Moremi Game Reserve

Xakanaxa Lediba

With one of Africa’s largest heronries, Xakanaxa Lediba is renowned as a birdwatchers’ paradise. In addition to herons, potential sightings here include storks, egrets and ibises. The area also supports an array of …
Lake in Moremi Game Reserve

Paradise Pools

One of the prettiest corners of Moremi, the area known as Paradise Pools is as lovely as the name suggests. In the dry season, trails lead past forests of dead trees and among the perimeter of reed-filled swamps, wh…
Bridge in Moremi Game Reserve

Third Bridge

Literally the third log bridge after entering the reserve at South Gate (although First Bridge and Second Bridge were, at the time of writing, easy to bypass in the dry season along parallel tracks), this ramshackle…
Lake in Moremi Game Reserve

Dombo Hippo Pools

The drive between North Gate (including Khwai) and Xakanaxa Lediba follows one of Botswana’s more scenic tracks, although the exact route changes with the years, depending on flood levels. A worthwhile stop en route…
Bridge in Moremi Game Reserve

Fourth Bridge

Quite a long, wooden crossing on the trail between Third Bridge and Xakanaxa.
Bridge in Moremi Game Reserve

First Bridge

Blink and you'll miss it. First Bridge is more useful than interesting – depending on its state of repair, an alternative track alongside may serve the same purpose.
Bridge in Moremi Game Reserve

Second Bridge

Not long before Mboma if you're coming from Maun. In fairly poor condition last time we visited.