Experience the majestic Okavango Delta in a Mokoro!
Mokoro poler in the Okavango Delta.

Situated in the north-west of Botswana the delta comprises of marshlands and seasonally flooded plains, this is one of the major wetlands that is almost intact.  The delta is home to some of the world’s most endangered species of large mammal such as:

  • Cheetah,
  • White & Black Rhino
  • African Wild dog
  • Lion

At the centre of the delta is Chief’s Island, the largest island in the delta, once reserved as a hunting area for the chief it is home to a vast number of wildlife.  Experience how the locals travel around the delta in a Mokoro, also known as canoe.  The Mokoro is a common type of canoe traditionally made from the dug out trunks of trees.  Sit back and enjoy the tranquillity while the oarsman will be situated behind you pushing it with only a pole, similar those in venice.

As sustainable tourism is on the increase, the Mokoro’s are now made out of Fibreglass, and have kept the same shape as they would have had, had they been made out of trees.  The Mokoro is designed to fit two people and is the perfect option to get deeper into the delta where Game drive vehicles can not explore.  You may find you will feel closer at nature while on your excursion, as you will see varies reptiles, and water life.

As you glide along the delta, you may come across Elephant herds, buck and other wildlife that have decided to have a drink from the delta.  Don’t forget to spot for the Hippos and crocodiles, need worry though, your experienced guide knows exactly how to operate your Mokoro and the distance to keep from these majestic mammals.  You safety is their highest concern while on this breath-takingly beautiful experience.

How do I experience this you ask?

You can view our Okavango Delta and Zimbabwe tour here: Accommodated – 8 Days Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls. Camping – 8 Days Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls Serviced Camping

See you soon!

Written by: Daina Walters

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