User Reviews – Moremi GR

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Camp Okuti is a superb camp in an excellent game reserve.
Overall rating
4/5

After arriving in yet another tiny 4 seater plane, we stayed at Camp Okuti for 3 nights. It could not be a better camp to stay at. Attentive staff. Luxurious accommodation. Great food. Even some resident bushbuck. Like all camps in Botswana it is built to be semi-permanent, so it can be removed in the future to leave no trace of it having been there. Our guide was excellent. He had worked over most of Botswana and was very knowledgable indeed. We saw everything we had hoped to, including a Wild Dog pack on a hunt and at the kill. Lion, elephant, giraffe, leopard, buffalo herds, kudu, hippo, bushbuck, reedbuck, waterbuck, dwarf and banded mongooses, and of course the ubiquitous zebra and Impala. A relaxing boat trip on the delta rounded our stay off nicely. A photographer's paradise. There was wildlife around us right up until our guide (and us) had to move the huge bull elephant from the runway before our plane out could land!

Into the Water
Overall rating
3/5

Our Safari was a self-drive expedition covering a total distance of 3200km. It commenced in Johannesburg, South Africa taking us past Modimolle, Vaalwater, Lephalale, Mahalapye, Palapye, Serowe, Orapa, Maun, Moremi, Savuti, Kasane, Victoria Falls, Nata, Francistown, Selebi-Phikwe, Zanzibar, Tolwe, Baltimore, Marken, Vaalwater, Modimole and back to Johannesburg.

Our approach to Moremi started in Maun which is a reasonably sized town with most of the amenities you could need. There are a number of supermarkets, restaurants, airport, etc. Moremi do not have any such facilities so one must stock up in Maun.

Making a late start from our accommodation in Maun we headed north to Moremi, Xakanaxa where we would be camping for two nights. The drive to the park, approximately 100km, was easy going on tar at first and then good gravel road for the last 45km to South gate.

Botswana citizens are generally very friendly and help full and we experienced this throughout our visit in the park and country. As a result check in procedures was uneventful, all arrangements had been completed in advance and park entrance fees paid in Maun (no payments are accepted at the gate).

From South gate, we headed north to Xakanaxa. The road heading directly to Xakanaxa was in a reasonable condition and we covered the 42km in about 1.5 hours which left us sufficient time for an afternoon nap before taking a late afternoon game drive.

While the game was more sparse than expected we were very fortunate with a sighting of a large leopard. We made most of the excellent bird watching opportunities and notched up a number of species.

The campsites were excellently placed for privacy and ablution facilities of good standard comparable to national parks in South Africa.

On the second day we took an early morning drive out to 3rd Bridge. Due to the high water levels the route along the water’s edge was closed but an alternative dry route was available. We were able to cross both 4th and 3rd bridge with some good sightings of antelope and bird species.

The afternoon we took a boat trip on the Okavango Delta. Departing at 15:00 we had excellent bird sightings. Game viewing was less successful due to the game being more widely dispersed as a result of the high water levels. The boat trip was however definitely worth the money, one of those must do things when visiting Moremi.

Overall rating
4/5

Moremi had fewer animal sitings except that we had quite a good viewing of a mother and baby leopard enjoying a meal. Moremi was nice because it has both water and land activities and offers a good variety. We stayed at Baines Camp, which has some wonderful, romantic options. Weather permitting, they will move the bed out to the balcony so you can sleep under the stars (and mosquito netting). It's a remarkable experience and while you may feel like you prefer the safety of being indoors, it really is an experience not to miss. At one point we were wakened by an elephant casually eating grass next to our balcony. It was literally up against the railing and seeing that from your bed was among the most memorable experiences of the trip. They will also set up outdoor bubble baths on the balcony - very romantic! Getting to the camp requires a long boat ride snaking through paths cut through marsh. How the guides know which paths to take is beyond me. The water is crystal clear and if the guides spot a scrap of paper or other trash in the water they would stop and reverse to pick it up. Pristine beauty.

Overall rating
5/5

Our guide Amos was incredible!. He was knowledgeable, outgoing and fun with the guests

Overall rating
5/5

This was my favorite campsite! The scenery was amazing; not too far from the gate and abundance of wildlife!

Nothing Beats The Kruger
Overall rating
5/5

The Kruger National park offers the best bushveld experience. We stayed in Pretoriuskop with scenic drives towards Skukuza and picnics overlooking the Sabie river. We saw many elephant, they are abundant in the area, we also spotted cheetah on a game drive early morning. July is a great time to visit the Kruger as it is mild during the day, and even though it can get chilly at night. It s great to sit around the campfire under the stars to keep you warm. If on a budget it is best to self cater either camping or in a chalet. The Kruger is definitely a place to get closer to nature and experience the bushveld in all its glory.

Overall rating
5/5

Excellent safari experience.

Overall rating
5/5

To see a lion mating and to find animals in the wild is amazing!

Phillip Briggs Augrabies web page...location on map is incorrect...indicating Kruger NP
Overall rating
5/5

Safari Bookings web page...Phillip Briggs...location of Augrabies incorrect on map.

Augrabies NP is awesome and everyone should visit for the landscape and flora and fauna...wonderful to be able to explore on foot.

Outside area of restaurant needs up grading...cigarette butts in pots looks terrible...chairs and tables shabby.

Overall rating
5/5

Moremi was awesome, great sceneries and natural habitat. Don't miss Khwai river.

Average User Rating

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