Moremi Game Reserve
Moremi Game Reserve supports the most diverse habitat and animal populations in Botswana. Resident species include wild dog, cheetah, leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, hyena, zebra, kudu, lechwe, sable and roan antelope.
Game-viewing is excellent year-round but this, however, has not always been the case. Due to various factors, including foot-and-mouth disease in the 1940s and uncontrolled hunting in the early 1960s, wildlife in the area was at serious risk of extinction. With guidance from early conservationists, the Batswana tribe agreed to set aside 4872 sq kilometres (1856 sq miles) between the Khwai and Mogogelo rivers as a wildlife reserve. Named after Chief Moremi III, the Reserve was proclaimed on 15 March 1963 and today boasts a vast array of African wildlife.