Mokoro Day Trip
From: $110 per person sharing the mokoro
Duration: 10 hours
Traditional dug-out canoe or mokoro trips have over the years become a very popular way for travellers to experience the tranquillity of the Okavango Delta.
It is not surprising that regardless of their budget, visitors wanting a real insight into the lives of the people of the Okavango, choose to do these trips.
They are a good way to slip quietly into, and become part of, every day life in this watery wonderland.
Africa Uncovered Safaris runs all its Mokoro through the “Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust” who control the use of a large area of the delta and who set the guide and community fees for activities.
This community traditionally use this part of the delta for fishing, reed cutting and the harvesting of water lily bulbs. The mokoro is an integral part of these activities.
We run trips ranging from one to six days, for groups of anything up to 12 people. We are happy to send out individuals if that is what you would prefer.
For our mokoro trips you are required to provide your own food and equipment. For those travelling light you can hire a tent and other necessary items from us.Island game walk Okavango. A motorboat transfer during times of high water (or safari 4×4 during times of low water) of between one and two hours each way will start and end your trip leaving by 8 a.m. and getting you back by 5 p.m.
Your days will be spent with your guide gliding silently down waterways, chilling in camp during the mid-day heat and taking early morning and late afternoon game-viewing walks. Your nights spent camping at the fire-side on islands immersed in the wild sounds of African nights. You are not obliged to take food for your guides but it would be a nice gesture to share with him, he will be sharing his wonderful garden with you.
Guests are urged to have travel insurance and medical aid. We ask to be informed of medical aid details in advance.
Additional things to bring:
Open shoes & good walking shoes.
Toiletries and other items of a personal nature.