Mokoro Ride

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The Mokoro is a common type of canoe used to get around in the shallow waters of the Okavango Delta. The oarsman stands in the stern and pushes it with the pole. Traditionally Mokoros are made from dug out trunks of a large straight trees, like ebony, and kigelia and but today, for conservation purposes they are more commonly made from fiber-glass.

A Mokoro ride in the Delta is an absolute “must do” even if it at first seems terrifying.

All guides learned to handle a Mokoro at a very tender age as low as seven, making them expert polers. It’s a careful balancing act – the simplest sudden turn or twist could land the passengers in the water.

This vessel allows you to experience the delta in stealth and tranquility. Allowing you to get close to birds and other animals.

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