• Cape Buffalo in the Moremi - Meet all of the Big Five
  • Big Five Safari in Moremi Game Reserve - Leopard
  • Viewing rhinoceros during a Big Five safari in Moremi, Botswana
  • Elephant up close and personal in Moremi, the ideal place for a Big Five safari
  • Moremi lion spotted during a Big Five Safari

Big Five Safari Moremi

Moremi Game Reserve is the world's predator capital.

With countless bird species and wildlife, it is challenging to summarize the highlights, but we will try to paint a picture of Moremi’s bustling wildlife.

Biggest predators & Big Five in Moremi

The biggest predators dominating the Moremi Game Reserve are cheetah, wild dog, lion, leopard and hyena. Large herds of elephant and buffalo also roam the areas, seeking water and refreshment. Unfortunately, the rhino population has been decimated, but is slowly – and successfully - being reintroduced into private areas of the Moremi.

As fans probably already noticed, the Big Five (lion, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, and the rare rhino) can all be seen in this reserve. Spotting these impressive animals in their own habitat is something you will never forget. Wondering where they got their name? It is not due to being ‘large’ animals, but because it was so difficult to hunt these animals in by-gone days. This nickname is a result of their great defense strategy.

Bouncy antelopes, over 500 birds

Besides the Big Five, you will also find a large variety of ever-elegant antelopes: springbok, tsessebe, impala and the rare red lechwe are often spotted.

There are over 560 recorded bird species in the relatively small Moremi Game Reserve, as they thrive in Botswana’s undisturbed natural vegetation. Swamp, open water, forest, drier areas; you will spot different species everywhere you go. In addition to Botswana’s local birds, you will discover many migrants from Europe and North Africa. The perfect book to read during a little siesta in your lodge is the highly recommend Newman’s Birds of South Africa – start identifying!