Make your Botswana safari a memorable experience by exploring the Okavango Delta with mokoro adventures. The mokoro canoes are made from the dug-out trunks of large trees. The local Botswana people that hand-make these mokoros have become experts in this craft, making it their main source of income. Supporting this venture and travelling on hand-made mokoros are recommended for a Botswana safari. The mokoros are guided by a poler who steers the canoe. He uses a method of propulsion (pushing a pole into the water beneath the mokoro) to navigate along the river. This method of propulsion decreases any negative impacts on the sensitive water environment below. It is a great way to explore the Okavango Delta, Botswana national parks, the beautiful surroundings and a great variety of African wildlife.
Its meandering waterways, palm-fringed islands, ox-bow lakes, and lagoons give the area an exquisite beauty, as well as an abundant ecosystem. When you embark on a Botswana safari through the Okavango Delta, you will explore an environment that supports large herds of elephant, antelope, and buffalo, as well as hippo, giraffe, crocodile, lion, cheetah, leopard, wildebeest, rhino, zebra and baboon. An Okavango Delta safari will bring you in close contact with over 400 species of birds, including the African fish eagle, Pel’s fishing owl, crested crane, lilac-breasted roller, ostrich and the sacred ibis.
There is a multitude of options in the Khwai area to make your holiday to Botswana a safari to remember. The biodiversity from land to water leans itself perfectly to explore the abundance of fauna and flora species. Khwai offers prime wildlife viewing best explored through game drives and guided bush walks, led by experienced guides with intimate knowledge of the local surroundings. Night drives is also a popular activity in Khwai, seeking out nocturnal species like aardvark, aardwolf, pangolin, and porcupine. The lifeline that is the Khwai River is best suited to traditional Mokoro adventures that will ensure an authentic Botswana water safari. The best time for this excursion is between April and October when the water levels rise significantly and the many channels are passable.
Mokoro Adventures with JENMAN African Safaris
Discover an array of wildlife with our 9-day Botswana Sensations Safari with game drives and guided Botswana safari walks in diverse regions like Chobe National Park, Makgadikgadi Pans and Moremi Game Reserve as well as mokoro excursions in the waters of the Okavango Delta.
The 15-day Intimate Botswana and Zimbabwe Encounter includes stops in the wildlife wonderlands of Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve. On your Botswana safari, you will also get to explore Hwange National Park, Matobo National Park and Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe.
Custom Travel Packages
Our travel consultants are able to assist with tailor-made safari tours and travel packages for your unique needs. JENMAN African Safaris provides personalised Botswana Safari Tours that allow you to experience the very best of Africa. Get in touch with one of our safari and travel specialists with your questions about availability, rates and transport options.
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