Mokoro trips along the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Over the years, traditional dugout canoe trips – otherwise known as Mokoro Trips – have become a very popular way for travellers to experience the tranquility of the Okavango Delta.

Our Mokoro Trips can last between one and six days, allowing you to immerse yourself into everyday life in Botswana’s watery wonderland. With groups of up to 12 people accepted, our Mokoro Trips are large enough for groups of friends or family, but intimate enough to get the most out of your visit.

The Okavango Delta community use these waterways for fishing, reed cutting and the harvesting of water lily bulbs. The Mokoro is an integral part of these activities.

If you choose one of our self-catered day trips, you will be required to bring your own food and refreshments with you. However, those travelling light will have the option of hiring a tent and other essential items.

Start your trip via motorboat transfer during times of high water, or a 4x4 vehicle during times of low water, leaving by 8am and returning by 5pm. A typical day will be spent with your highly-experienced guide, gliding smoothly along the Okavango’s waterways, relaxing in camp when the midday sunshine is at its hottest and embarking on early morning and late afternoon game-viewing treks.Your evenings will be spent camping by the fireside on islands immersed in the wonderfully wild sounds of African nights.

All guests enrolled on a Mokoro Trip will require travel insurance and medical aid. Your tour guides will need to be informed of any medical conditions prior to your departure. It is also recommended that you bring enough sun cream, insect repellent, good walking shoes and a hat.

Highlights

  • Get unique insight into the lives of the people of the Okavango

  • Experience the tranquility of Botswana’s magnificent Okavango Delta

  • Support the Mokoro Community Trust who control the use of vast areas of this picturesque Delta

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I adore Africa and have lived and worked in South Africa as well as travelling across the wider region. Spotting a leopard during a night safari at Nambiti Private Game Reserve is definitely an experience I'll remember forever.

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