In 1962 the local BaTawana people set aside a third of the Okavango Delta to protect it for the future. They called this the Moremi Game Reserve.The Moremi Game Reserve forms the core of the region's reserves. Moremi encompasses a large area of the Okavango Delta's wetlands and the main dry peninsula that juts into the Delta, known as the Mopane Tongue. Moremi is lush and varied - a patchwork of lagoons, shallow flooded pans, plains and forests. It is one of Africa's finest areas for wildlife, with particularly high game densities.The animals found here are numerous and relaxed, often allowing vehicles to approach closely. Most of Moremi is only accessible to the fly-in camps on its fringes. However, there are several prime areas on the edge of the Mopane Tongue, a dry peninsula, where the land meets the Okavango's permanent waters. These include Khwai River, Xakanaxa Lagoon and Third Bridge - and they can be reached on a mobile safari, or on a self-drive drive safari, provided that one has a 4x4 vehicle.