Travel Blogs from Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

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Kev...is that...an elephant standing by our tent??, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Kev...is that...an elephant standing by our tent??

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... : 30 degrees Weather : Hot, dry and dusty Let's make a few important points before we begin this blog. Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana's Okavango Delta is unlike many other game reserves in other countries, such as Kruger or Etosha. Campsites in Moremi ...

"In the jungle, the mighty jungle......

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... walking down the road as well as elephant prints criss crossing the roads every so often. Who said there are no animals in Moremi?! From our experience yesterday and during the night, as well as all the fresh prints on the roads today, we couldn't ...

Hello! Little Kitty-Cats!, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Hello! Little Kitty-Cats!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE : Okavango Delta Day Three Day : 462 Temperature : 30 degrees Weather : Beautiful Just when we thought it couldn't get any better it did! We rose very early and drove out of camp when it was still dark at 6am. There were hippo and elephant ...

Unexpected surprises, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Unexpected surprises

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... Dutch couple that we'd met on safari that day until the sky turned dark and the stars appeared. As usual, the stars in Botswana were amazing. At around 8.30pm we heard noises coming from the bush and soon we could see the shape of an elephant appearing ...

Moremi Game Reserve, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Moremi Game Reserve

A travel blog entry by myjob

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After 3 days of Bush Camping in Savuti we were off to explore Moremi Game Reserve. The drive from Savuti to 3rd Bridge was breathtaking but ohhhhh so long. Luckily the time passes quickly when you start the drive by passing a family of Lions relaxing ...

The Remarkable Okavango Delta: Xudum Delta Lodge, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

The Remarkable Okavango Delta: Xudum Delta Lodge

A travel blog entry by drfumblefinger

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... incredible!  Photos of some of the species we encountered are found in my accompanying slide shows. The Moremi Game Reserve is a national park which covers a large part of the eastern Okavango Delta.  Our vendor was "And Beyond" ...

The Best of the Okavango Delta: Sandibe Lodge, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

The Best of the Okavango Delta: Sandibe Lodge

A travel blog entry by drfumblefinger

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... -dee-bee) was even more wonderful.  Like Xudum, Sandibe is situated in the Okavango Delta just south of the Moremi Game Reserve.  It's a large private concession -- a former game hunting preserve, but now a photo-safari destination -- in a much ...

The Night of the Quelea Part 2 - Conclusion, Khwai River - Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

The Night of the Quelea Part 2 - Conclusion

A travel blog entry by the_traveler

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... lined bush track, my face to the warm afternoon sun. I had my bandana on. I was the master of all I surveyed. Tom of Botswana... Tom? Tom? Hello? What can I say? The wind in your face and the African wilderness all around - the ultimate thrill ride. ...

Night of the Quelea - Introduction, Khwai River - Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Night of the Quelea - Introduction

A travel blog entry by the_traveler

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... yesterday morning, using two Cessna six-seaters to take us a short ride back down the delta near the north gate of the Moremi Game Reserve (our entry earlier this week was at the south gate). Not surprinsingly, I was quite full of my pilot-self as the ...

Animals Everywhere!, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Animals Everywhere!

A travel blog entry by trent

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... at the Maun camp and, once again, we visited Maun to stock up for our 4 days visiting game parks in Botswana. Our first stop was the Moremi Game Reserve.  We all had high expectations because we were told that due to the flooding in the Delta the ...

Safari!!!, Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Safari!!!

A travel blog entry by katieb

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... , animals just disappear in the bush and with it being a National Park, the jeeps can't leave the paths.   Moremi Game Reserve - Okavango Delta   We were sad to leave Chobe but excited about what we might see next!  After another light ...

Sometimes you go to the elephants - other times..., 4th Bridge Camp, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Sometimes you go to the elephants - other times...

A travel blog entry by the_traveler

... had heard in distress this morning, and he said that it probably was. They obviously weren't having a good day. Our evening game drive was capped off with another sighting of the same pride of lions we saw this morning. Once again sauntering right in ...

Morning Game Drive - Our First Pride, Moremi Game Reserve - 4th Bridge Camp, Botswana travel blog

Morning Game Drive - Our First Pride

A travel blog entry by the_traveler

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... themselves in the heat of the day. So I've had my siesta and will now try to catch up on the events of the morning game drive. When I awoke just before 6:00 this morning the early morning chill made me want to stay in my nice cozy cot. The thought of ...

Moremi, the pride of southern Africa, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Moremi, the pride of southern Africa

A travel blog entry by mattersdorff

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... THEM!!! I want to explain and stress how incredibly dramatic and breath-taking the scene was. Imagine our disappointment with Moremi Game Reserve as a whole... we'd spent five full days there, 2 of which we spent immobilised because of our busted ...

Into the delta by car, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Into the delta by car

A travel blog entry by crazyhippo

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Third bridge - moremi game reserve, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Third bridge - moremi game reserve

A travel blog entry by annieturner

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... and his time it is enamelware plates. Card games too. Be careful of playing in sand as small creatures can be nesting especially scorpions. Game drives - rule no 1 . Make sure you always have water in the car. We keep a 5 liter in the car plus water ...

Hippos and boat trips., Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Hippos and boat trips.

A travel blog entry by annieturner

The boat trip in this area is a must . Although we did not go on a boat trip at third bridge this time it is highly recommended. A small speedboat weaves its way through the labyrinth of channels within the delta. Be sure to book this when you arrive ...

Champagne brunch next to hippo pool, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Champagne brunch next to hippo pool

A travel blog entry by annieturner

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Xakanaxa, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Xakanaxa

A travel blog entry by annieturner

Third bridge to xaxanaka. -this is a very pretty drive especially over fourth bridge. The route takes you through a mopani forest. Leopard territory but no sightings however we did sight some vultures and an eagle fighting over some remains of a kill ...

Pot beer bread, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Pot beer bread

A travel blog entry by annieturner

Baking bread is decadent. We use either a cadac cast iron bread pan OR a cast iron flat bottomed potkie no 3. Mix the flour before you go in a ziplock bag and then put into another bag. Nothing worse than the bag splitting and you get flour ...

Deep in the okavango. Bush food ., Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Deep in the okavango. Bush food .

A travel blog entry by annieturner

... eat is the best solution and braais saved for lunchtimes or a no drive night. Brunch and Lunches - If we go on an early game drive we pack the cooler bag the night before. Flask of coffee. Hot choc for kids and cereal bars, muffins etc. we then ...

Xakanaxa sunset fromage and vino cruise, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Xakanaxa sunset fromage and vino cruise

A travel blog entry by annieturner

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Absolutely beautiful and the sunsets says it all. It's much deeper waters and wider channels than at third bridge so try and do both for the experience. We saw hippo of course and the elusive sitatunga.   Cheese and biscuits a must and wine of ...

Still more Off Road Trails, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Still more Off Road Trails

A travel blog entry by 1life

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... Site After successfully driving through Chobe National Park, and after an hour on a terrible gravel road, we entered the Moremi Game Reserve. Here again, a 4 wheel drive is required.  Same sand, same low spots filled with water, still lots of ...

Northgate and local area., Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Northgate and local area.

A travel blog entry by ramtuli

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The change in vegetation is apparent. We are still in quite anticipation for the large herds of Elephant that are somewhere in the ...

Botswana Day!, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Botswana Day!

A travel blog entry by mberti

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... large soccer field at the center of the complex. There, we split up into 2 groups for the first round of games. We organized Botswana and U.S.A. teams for soccer (or "football" as they call it) and netball. I decided to play netball. I had never heard ...

Day 5, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Day 5

A travel blog entry by hmp79

Many firsts... Safari - giraffes, antelopes, zebras, wildebeest, hippos, warthogs, baboons, vervet monkeys, crocodiles,   Lionesses and cubs devouring an antelope, vulture waiting in the wings Male lions - one nursing its wounds, drinking ...

Water, Water Everywhere! (Creatures too!), Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Water, Water Everywhere! (Creatures too!)

A travel blog entry by wareameye

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Right out of camp on our early morning game drive we pick up the tracks of the wild dog pack. Our ranger speeds off after them and we are amazed to find them right on the road. They soon get a scent of something and head out off road. We give chase for a ...

Dugout Canoeing in the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Dugout Canoeing in the Okavango Delta

A travel blog entry by wareameye

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... colors and varieties. We also get a close-up look at tiny, finger-nail sized frogs that have been serenading us at night. Big-game excitement is provided by pods of hippos, and a family of elephants moving from one island to another.     ...

poley poley, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

poley poley

A travel blog entry by deeva

5:30 go on 2nd game viewing , pretty rubbish the guides aren’t up to scratch.  9:00 cook breakfast  13:00 lunch  15:00 I try navigate the makoro myself , a lot harder then it looks and I end up using my poling stick like a kayak ...

Day 7 - Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana travel blog

Day 7 - Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

A travel blog entry by nancy.peter

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We got up early due to the hippo sighting before sunrise. Then had breakfast and packed up the truck and heading to Third Bridge Camp Site.  Several birds kept attaching our truck window and Peter says it's because they see their reflection.   ...

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