Camp Moremi in a Nutshell
It is no surprise where this camp gets its name from, being located in the game rich Xakanaxa area of Moremi. This camp is well placed under the welcome shade of lofty riverine trees with access to dry land game viewing areas as well as the nearby Xakanaxa lagoon for boating activities. We like camp Moremi because it is located in a prime game viewing area with some of the best “Okavango” scenery as a back drop to the viewing. We would say it offers value for money (as on the lower end of the price scale) and a solid safari experience. Further, the game viewing is outstanding and the nearby permanent channels allow for year round boating activities. It must be added that this camp has just been rebuilt (as of May 2018).
- Lodge with 11 “Meru” style canvas tents on raised decks
- 22 guests Maximum
- Price range of USD510 – USD920 pppn
- Inside the Moremi game Reserve
- Game drives in open 4×4 vehicles / boating activities
- Access by road, light aircraft transfer or boat
How to Get There
Most people fly into Camp Moremi using the nearby airstrip. You can fly in from Maun (35 minutes) or Kasane (1 hour). This part of Moremi is also easily accessible by vehicle, meaning you can self drive to this lodge or stay there as part of a mobile safari. To add an adventurous twist to your stay, you can also transfer into (or out of) this Camp from lodge locations further upstream (Kwara, Shinde, Xugana, Camp Okavango).
Game Viewing and Activities
Because of its location in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve, this camp would never disappoint in this department. The main attraction here is the game drives in the Xakanxa, 4th Bridge and Dead Tree Island areas. The game viewing is very productive because of the abundance of dry land, floodplains and woodlands, providing a diverse array of habitats. The boating activities are excellent, especially from September to October. Guides take you upstream to the “heronries,” where thousands of birds nest on floating islands. Generally, birding and game viewing on the river is good all year though. Note that no walking, off road driving or night drives are permitted from this camp (Because of government park restrictions).
What we think
It is great that this camp has finally been modernised as the old camp was probably past its best years. The results of the rebuild are excellent and the layout takes full advantage of the position amoung huge ancient ebony trees – this is genuine Okavango scenery and the main area and rooms enjoy shade pretty much the whole day. Although near the water, the old Camp Moremi did not enjoy views of open water from the camp. However, the new camp is now raised and it is possible to now see the Xakanaxa lagoon from camp looking west towards where the sun sets. The tented chalets are set back in the shaded riverine forest so there are no chalets with river views.
We like the pricing structure of this camp (and indeed all of the other Desert and Delta Safaris properties) – this group of lodges offer value for money and usually come in as one of the cheapest options for a genuine game viewing camp. The game drive area is public, with other mobile safaris and self drivers using the same area. However, this part of Moremi hardly ever suffers from serious congestion but one definitely has to be aware that this camp is not in a private concession.
Further, we like this camp as we can utilize it on one of our privately guided lodge-to-lodge mobile safaris.