Camp Moremi Botswana Safari

posted 1st June 2018 by Danica Wilson in Accommodation

Camp Moremi Botswana Safari

Camp Moremi has held its current position in a beautiful location of Botswana for several years. 2018 saw a refurbishment and the results speak for themselves. From the moment we arrived at the camp off a light aircraft flight from Qorokwe Camp, we were greeted with friendly staff.

The Camp is nestled amongst some incredible Giant Ebony trees, just off the waterways of the Okavango Delta and it optimises classic luxury safari style. The Camp is built on elevated walkways, which guide you to a relaxed bar and lounge area. It’s here that the staff will treat you to a performance of some traditional songs, and incredible dance moves. Dining is a shared experience around a large table and your guides join you which is always a treat. Nothing beats sharing stories and learning more about the Botswana bush.  After dinner, you can enjoy a nightcap by the fire, as elephants wander by grazing silently in the night.

Luxury tent, Camp Moremi, Moremi National PArk, okavango Delta, Botswana
Boma aerial view, Camp Moremi, Moremi National PArk, okavango Delta, Botswana
seating area, Camp Moremi, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Boma, Camp Moremi, Moremi National PArk, okavango Delta, Botswana
Dinner, Camp Moremi, Moremi National PArk, okavango Delta, Botswana
Luxury tent, Camp Moremi, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Sundowners, Camp Moremi, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Images courtesy of staff and Camp Moremi

Camp Moremi Botswana Safari

Where is it and what it offers

Camp Moremi is located in the Moremi Game Reserve, government run rather than private concession. This means activities are during the day, exploring the wilderness in 4×4 and motorised boats along the delta waterways.

There are eleven modern, spacious tented rooms and each boasts a private deck, outdoor shower, spacious interior and lovely decor. A family suite has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, private deck and lounge in between the rooms – ideal for those travelling Botswana with kids.

From the moment you arrive, it is warm, welcoming and you genuinely feel like you are in a ‘real’ safari camp.

Camp Moremi Botswana Safari wildlife

Moremi is known for its predator action, particularly leopard and lion. The best time to visit to maximise your chances of seeing impressive wildlife species and quantity is the dry season, so July through to November. The hotter it gets in the bush, the more wildlife are attracted to and congregate around water sources, making for excellent sightings. Birding safari enthusiasts also love this property as it combines water and land environments effortlessly and thus increases the opportunities to spot feathered friends.

Motorised boat trips take guests along the Xakanaxa Lagoon. You zip around the waterways and your guide quickly cuts the motor to point out fascinating flora and fauna. This allows you to learn about the smaller creatures in the bush and delta. A highlight is certainly arriving to a private little island amidst the myriad of waterways and enjoying a sundowner drink.

For more on this camp see Nicola’s review below or follow Katie and Nix’s blog.

According to Nicola

Camp Moremi Botswana Safari

With only one night here, it’s always hard to give a full report and perspective. From what I did encounter, Camp Moremi boasted real charm. Perhaps I fell in love with this property because it was tented and just how one imagines being on safari yet without any compromise to the creature comforts I’ve become accustomed to when travelling with Encompass Africa.

Now many would look past Camp Moremi because it is not in a private concession which means you cannot go off road, out at night or do walking safaris. Green season is quiet in terms of wildlife numbers too, so bear that in mind. What I would say is Camp Moremi is charming and authentic and in the dry season when wildlife gather in greater numbers, this place would rock. The staff were friendly from the get-go with celebratory song and dance on our arrival. The tents were impressive in size, balancing luxury and nature in effortless harmony. And one cannot fathom the beauty of looking out from your tent over the Okavango Delta waterways, hearing wildlife day and night around you, seeing the colours of the Botswana bush and simply immersing yourself in the moment. From private island sundowners to boma dinners around the fire, I was impressed by the hospitality and genuinely friendly staff. There was no ‘faking it’ here. Next morning, we woke to a fresh cup of brewed coffee, sunrise of epic proportions and morning game drive.

Returning to camp still full from the evening’s roast meats and local delicacies, I forged on and enjoyed the culinary delights of breakfast. We always say that in the bush, hospitality and guides make or break the experience, not the linens, champagnes and tapas… On that note, Camp Moremi I will return one day soon for a longer stay.