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Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Map of Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

African Fish Eagle, Botswana Wattled Crane and Saddle-billed Stork, Botswana Kori Bustard, Botswana Leopard Tortoise, Botswana Lioness Stalking Prey, Botswana Lioness, Botswana
Giraffe, Botswana Black-backed Jackle, Botswana Waterbuck, Botswana Elephants, Botswana Zebra, Mikumi National Park, Tanzania

This reserve was a previous hunting ground for the San people. The terrain was mostly light forest amidst a lot of sand with a small river running through the area.


Africa: Eastern and Southern

12/8/2002: After leaving the Chobe National Park, we headed over to the Moremi Game Reserve for a couple of nights in the bush camp. We made expeditions by truck during the daytime to look for various wildlife.

We returned from our campsite to find the cook besieged by food stealing vervet monkeys. While the monkeys aggressively tried to steal food, baboons casually grabbed scraps due to the diverted attention. We could barely cook our dinner because of the monkeys, and I spent a couple of hours trying to chase them away from camp.

Previous Visit (Chobe National Park - Suvuti: 12/6/2002)
Next Visit (Moremi Game Reserve - Chief's Island: 12/10/2002)

Species Recorded (35)

Birds ( 22 )

Old World Flycatchers and Chats ( Muscicapidae )
Mariqua Flycatcher - Bradornis mariquensis

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Long-tailed Cormorant - Microcarbo africanus

Anhingas ( Anhingidae )
African Darter - Anhinga rufa

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Western Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
Abdim's Stork - Ciconia abdimii
Saddle-billed Stork - Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Brown Snake-Eagle - Circaetus cinereus
African Fish-Eagle - Haliaeetus vocifer
Black Kite - Milvus migrans

Secretarybirds ( Sagittariidae )
Secretarybird - Sagittarius serpentarius

Bustards ( Otididae )
Kori Bustard - Ardeotis kori

Cranes ( Gruidae )
Wattled Crane - Bugeranus carunculatus

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Blacksmith Plover - Vanellus armatus

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
White-fronted Bee-eater - Merops bullockoides

Rollers ( Coraciidae )
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus

Hornbills ( Bucerotidae )
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill - Tockus leucomelas
Southern Red-billed Hornbill - Tockus rufirostris

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Cardinal Woodpecker - Chloropicus fuscescens

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Hartlaub's Babbler - Turdoides hartlaubii
Arrow-marked Babbler - Turdoides jardineii

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Burchell's Glossy-Starling - Lamprotornis australis




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