Protecting most of the central and eastern parts of the Okavango Delta is the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, a 3,000km2 wildlife paradise. Proclaimed a reserve by the BaTawana people in 1962, Moremi is undoubtedly one of the world's most beautiful wilderness areas. The foresight of the local community has ensured that nature's web has flourished undisturbed. A veritable Garden of Eden, Moremi is a montage of lily-covered wetlands, floodplains, open grassland and forests. Even at the busiest time of year you're likely to be the only spectators at some of the most dramatic animal sightings. The reserve consists of a network of waterways surrounding two large land masses: Chiefs Island in the centre of the Delta and forested Mopane Tongue in the east. The area's diverse ecosystems, riverine woodland, floodplains, wetlands and reed beds, mopane woodland and dry savannah woodland, broken only by the occasional jeep track, are all packed with game.