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Mokoro

Mokoro
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There is nothing quite so tranquil as slipping silently through the crystal clear waters of the Okavango Delta in a mokoro (‘dug out’) canoes, in the safe hands of a local experience guide, often preceded or followed by a game drive or game walk.

These used to hand crafted by the local inhabitants from whole soft-wood trees but if not carefully looked after would last but a few months before they started to rot. Now many lodge operators have switched to using ones, still in the time honoured shape, but made of fibre glass, as they last for years and have no impact on the local environment.

Your guide, who will usually have been born in a local village will quietly tell you about his life in the Okavango Delta, as he poles you gently through the reeds, pointing out the smaller flora and fauna, that you may not have seen from your safari vehicle.