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3 Days Botswana Safari on a Mokoro

  • Okavango Delta, Botswana

3 Days Botswana Safari on a Mokoro

  • Okavango Delta, Botswana

Affordable Safari in Botswana

Unleash your inner adventurous feeling by joining a mokoro safari in Okavango Delta, Botswana with The Old Bridge. Dug-out canoe or mokoro trips have become the popular way for travellers to experience the tranquility of the Okavango Delta. This trip is a good way to slip quietly into, and become part of, an every-day life in this watery wonderland. Come and pursue your wanderlust here in Botswana!

Highlights

  • Morning game walk
  • Afternoon game walks
  • Guided mokoro gliding session
  • 3 hours of mokoro trip / game walk
  • Daily coffee / tea and brunch
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Motorboat transfer
  • Daily meals
  • 3 activity days
  • English
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During this safari, you will be accommodated in a riverside campsite.

The Old Bridge runs all its mokoro trails through the “Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust” who set the guide and community fees for activities. The members of this community traditionally use this area of the delta for fishing, reed cutting, and the harvesting of water lily bulbs. The mokoro is an integral part of these activities.

A motorboat transfer (during times of high water) or a safari 4 × 4 transfer (during times of low water) both take approximately one hour from Maun. These will start and end your trip. They will take you out by 08:00 and get you back by 17:00.

Your days will be spent with your guide gliding silently down waterways, chilling in the camp during the mid-day heat, and taking early morning as well as late afternoon game viewing walks. Your evenings are spent in island camp sites sitting at the fire-side immersed in the sounds of wild African nights.

Typical itinerary

Day 1

You will take a 1-hour motorboat or 4 × 4 ride (depending on water levels) from “The Bridge” to the community-run mokoro station departing around 08:15. You will arrive at the Mokoro station around 09:15. You will meet your mokoro guides / polers and load all luggage and equipment into the mekoro. You will spend 3 hours on a mokoro gliding to your campsite. Once you arrive at your riverside campsite, you will have lunch followed by an hour or two of relaxation. Your guide will then take you for a 2 - 3-hour late afternoon game walk. After you arrive back to the camp, you can have a shower (bucket shower hoisted into a tree) and enjoy your campfire dinner. Spend the evening around the campfire enjoying interaction with your guides and listening to their stories.

Day 2

Today, you will wake up early around 05:30 for coffee / tea, cereal, and rusks. Then, you will depart for a 4-hour early morning game walk. You will return at around 10:00 for a hearty brunch. Later, you can relax in the camp or ask your guides to take you for a swim. In the mid-afternoon, you will go for a 3-hour mokoro trip or game walk. You will arrive back in the camp just before sunset. You can have a shower and enjoy your campfire dinner.

Day 3

Today, you will also wake up early around 05:30 for coffee / tea, cereal, and rusks. Later, you will depart for another 4-hour early morning game walk. Afterward, you will return at around 10:00 for a hearty brunch. Then, you can relax in the camp or ask your guides to take you for another swimming session. You will return to mokoro station for a motorboat pick up at 16:00 and return back to “The Bridge” at 17:00.

This safari will take place at Okavango Delta, Botswana.

  • 1 mokoro gliding session
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 brunches, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • 3 hours of mokoro trip / game walk
  • Daily tea or coffee
  • Game walks at Okavango Delta
  • Mokoro guides or polers
  • Motorboat transfer
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.

Testimonials

  • Review by Mike and Nancy Kummerer from United States
    9 out of 10

    "I hope all is well in Maun. I wanted to let you know that my wife, Nancy, and I had a simply amazing time on our two-day boat safari. It could not have been any better. 'SP' and 'Captain' were amazing guides and provided great company around the camp fire at night. It was truly an experience that we will never forget! "

    The Old Bridge website, edited

  • Review by Tiziana e Gianni from Italy
    9 out of 10

    "Thanks for the trip that you organized for us. Everything went well. We spent 8 days pleasantly immersed in nature with a good guide and a good cook. Thanks again."

    The Old Bridge website, edited

  • Review by Dimmes Doornhein from Netherland
    9 out of 10

    "We arrived today in Kasane after a very enjoyable trip. We would like you to know that we were very satisfied with the services of both our chef, Mohenni, as well as the guide, Walter. They have done their very best to make the journey safe and as comfortable as could be. Walter proved to be very knowledgeable about wildlife in general and Mohenni positively surprised us with every meal. Henry promised us a great team and we got one. We can recommend both gentlemen without any hesitation as well as your services and accommodation. Thank you and best regards. "

    The Old Bridge website, edited