Boat Cruises (Moremi Game Reserve)

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Motorboat cruises in the deeper channels and lagoons, or on the various rivers and tributaries, are a highly enjoyable Moremi activity, with higher game viewing potential than mokoro excursions and a more tranquil feel then game drives. Late afternoon cruises can be particularly enjoyable, as you watch the sun set beautifully over the waters with a drink in hand before making your way back to camp for aperitifs and dinner. Some of the camps now have impressive double decker boats, on which you can clamber up to the top deck to widen the views and feel the wind a little stronger in your hair, but the more traditional one-storey crafts are just as effective in searching out the best wildlife and scenery spots.

Wildlife encounters will always involve hippo, and you will almost certainly see crocodiles basking in the sun, water based antelope running through the shallower waters, and elephant and buffalo arriving to drink and graze. The varied, colourful birdlife on the water is extremely impressive, and it is not unheard of to see predators on the riverbank from a boat, although these are generally scared off by the engine noise. At its best, such as from camps like Xigera, Okuti and Camp Moremi, a serene and slow cruise through the expansive waters is a Delta experience not to be missed.

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