A Mokoro is like a magic mode of transport that enables your journey into the mysterious and marvelous Okavango Delta. As a guest of the traditional Batswana community you travel in the swampy waterways in a traditional dugout canoe, floating your way into magnificent land forms where you camp for few nights. It’s here where you listen to the nocturnal species particularly lions filling African nights with their echoing roars. The local community guides leads you on game walks to discover the FAUNA and FLORA species both large and small. It is right here where you unfold, untold stories and share memories in the evenings as you sit around the camp fire under milking way where you see few planets some light years away, the early explorer navigating sign, southern cross and other beautiful constellation as well as cluster of stars. Identified as the world’s biggest inland delta covering 18 000 square km and respected as one of nature’s most rewarding wildlife areas, the 'Okavango' is a gift not to be missed.
Enjoy this rewarding adventure as a participation style safari, where you will erect your own simple camp and cook your pre-prepared meals over an open fire Or alternatively may choose an upgrade to a pre erected camp, with an assistant and chef cook.
After your arrival in Maun your guide will meet you, orientate you before you board your Safari Vehicle for the mokoro at the Okavango delta.
At the delta you will be introduced to the mokoro guides who will be your hosts and for the coming days. After introductions you will continue on by traditional style dug-out canoe ( Mokoro). Gliding along the pristine channels, there are excellent photographic opportunities to capture the beauty of the here!! .
Your Mokoro Guide will choose a camping area and will assist you to set up camp in a shady position looking out over the reeds and the river. After settling into camp and fixing lunch you may join your host for an afternoon walk. On walks you may come across combinations game animals such as zebra, giraffe, elephant, jackals, antelope and of course fantastic bird life. On occasion we also see lion, leopard, buffalo, wild dog, bat-eared fox, hyena and other species. Return to camp in the late afternoon to cook your prepared meals over an open fire.
After a wakeup call from guides, you set out by Mokoro or on foot, to explore the area once again in search of game. of course, these sightings cannot be predicted but the Okavango is world famous for its bio-diversity
Walks are led by local guides who are part of the community-based area, we work closely with.
During the hottest part of the day you can cool off in the river, or just relax before the afternoon activity.
During the evening your hosts can be encouraged to share stories around the fire of their lives and lands. Be prepared if your Botswana hosts put on a song for you they will be expect one in return! as the evening draws on a close lay back and listen to the music of life - the sounds of the African bush!
Up early for those who wish to take a final walk, and then cruise back down the crystal clear channels of the Okavango to our pick up at around 10.00am. We arrive back at Camping ground or hotel at around lunch hour. The afternoon camp can be spent relaxing in the pool, bar and restaurant or there is opportunity to do a scenic flight over the Okavango and get a aerial view of the area that you have camped in over the last few days. Dinner again is at the chosen restaurant and accommodations in the hotel or campground.
After a late wake up you go for the breakfast arranged and be ready to check out from the hotel for further flight connection. End!!!
We are hope this taste of Botswana will only wet your appetite for further Safari Adventures!!
Note, the above tour can be upgraded to be more luxury.
Fully catered camping safari
-Fully catered means, we provide Guide, chef cook, camp assistant and camp equipment. The camp is set by staff and the accommodation is 2.5x2.5 tents with bedrolls and clean linen. All camp chores are taken care of by staff and that leaves you with enough time to enjoy.
6x people USD 660 per person
4x people USD 700 per person
2x people USD 740 per person
Note!! If extra luggage Mokoro are required add P240-00 for extra Mokoro per day
Please note!! Mokoro Day trip is available at USD 75 per person for minimum of 2 pax, Also Moremi Game Reserve day trip is Available at USD 250 per person for minimum of 2pax
Included: Car, fuel, equipment, guide, chef cook, camp assistant, park$ camping fees, food, standard wine and water.