Mokoro Canoe Safari

It’s a must do experience when in the Moremi National Park, so get your paddle at the ready as you set off in a canoe through the delta.

You will be travelling in a mokoro canoe – a dug-out canoe made from hardwood that was traditionally used by the Batswana people to navigate the channels of the delta. The canoe is propelled by a pole being pushed into the water, and you will glide through the water with all of the surrounding nature at the perfect eye height.

On this relaxing safari through the clear waterways, you will have the chance to spot birds and other wildlife – both big and small – close to the river banks. You will be able to get up to close to some of the smaller animals whilst observing from a distance some of the larger ones, such as hippos.

With the combination of animal sightings and travelling in one of the most peaceful ways possible, this will be a true highlight of your time in Botswana.


  • Travel down the river in a traditional mokoro canoe

  • See big and small wildlife close to the riverbanks

  • Glide quietly through the reeds for the best chance of spotting animals

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I was lucky enough to celebrate my 30th birthday in Botswana. Boating along the Delta waters spotting amazing birdlife, champagne in hand, is definitely one of my fondest birthday memories.

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