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Mokoro Safari in the Okavango Delta

Written by Joseph Cameron

A favored safari method in Botswana, the traditional Mokoro Canoe allows for a little something special in the heart of the Delta. Taking in the surrounding lands from the surface of the waterways, Africa seems a little different this close to the ground. Blend into the wilds as you watch animals gather along the riverbanks, a voyeur peering into the great circle of life.

Mid-year the whole area floods, transforming the Delta into a maze of lagoons where hippos fight for a place to bathe and crocodiles wait for forgetful animals to wander too close to the banks. A mokoro canoe experience gives guests a chance to come face to face with the wildlife of the area, while slowly gliding along in a traditional canoe, reminiscent of the gondolas of Venice. This cityscape is substituted by raw, unbridled nature.

A mokoro canoe experience gives guests a chance to come face to face with the wildlife of the area.

From the point of view of a mokoro canoe the world seems a little bit bigger, as one can drink in the true size of these majestic creatures. A change from the usual driving safari, the quiet, gentle pace of a Mokoro is a truly relaxing way to immerse oneself in the surrounding nature, as well as catch glimpses of animals passing by.

An experience taking time, this is one of the most relaxing and beautiful ways to take in the expansive Okavango Delta.

An experience taking time, this is one of the most relaxing and beautiful ways to take in the expansive Okavango Delta. From the rush of the city to the bumps in a car, let us at Ker & Downey®️ Africa show you how to truly relax in the wilds of Botswana, letting your worries flow away with the river as you indulge your senses in wildest Africa.

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