OKAVANGO DELTA MOKORO SAFARI
One night in Island Safari Lodge and two nights deep in the Okavango Delta.
For many centuries the indigenous people used Mokoros or dugout canoes as their means of transport in the Okavango Delta. On this eco-friendly safari you will use the same type of “safari vehicle”. Today the Mokoros are manufactured from glass fibre in order to protect our magnificent trees of the Okavango Delta. The Mokoros look exactly like its wooden predecessor and they are driven by a wooden pole and not an oar.
This 4-day Safari is not a luxury tour. We camp on a remote island and there will be enough staff to spoil us. But don’t expect air conditioning on a safari where you might camp where nobody has done so before.
We need a minimum of 4 people to do this safari.
Day 1: You will be met on arrival in Maun and transferred to Island Safari Lodge only 10 km from Maun. Here you do a sundowner cruise in the Delta before you enjoy your dinner. Accommodation will be in air-conditioned chalets.
Day 2 and 3. You will be transferred by boat to the Buffalo Fence from where you will take the Mokoro. The so-called Buffalo fence is a fence between the cattle districts of Botswana and the wilderness of the Okavango Delta. It was built to keep buffalo and other wild animals separate from domestic stock.
For the next two days the only humans that you will see are your friends and our staff and perhaps a few local fishermen. Nature will provide more than enough for you to see. Birdlife will be extraordinary and you will see a variety of mammals. Hippos, elephants, lions and fish eagles which will provide the only music - beautiful sounds that roll over the endless Savanna and channels of the Okavango Delta.
Accommodation will be in a tent and our staff will take care of all your needs. Soft drinks and meals are included.
Day 4. We cruise through the endless papyrus lined channels of the Okavango Delta back to where we shall meet our motor boat that will return us in time for the afternoon flight to Johannesburg or Gaborone.