The Okavango River cuts through the center of the Kalahari Desert, creating a unique inland water system that gives life to a huge variety of birds and animals. The Okavango Delta is a unique safari destination because you can view much of its wildlife from a traditional canoe, or mokoro.
Every year the delta floods cover over 6,175 square miles/ 16,000 square kilometers. The best time to view wildlife is during peak flood season (which is ironically during the May-October dry season). Wildlife is more concentrated on the delta islands at this time, making it easier to spot. There are numerous lodges and luxury safari camps, many of which offer walking safaris and/ or island camping trips.
MOKORO OVERNIGHT – 2 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS
Discover and explore the other side of nature on this amazing safari trip. The tour starts in Maun, and leads to the Okavango Delta. This safari is simple, yet comfortable and all your needs will be catered for.
A myriad of species are found within the delta including elephant, buffalo, hippo, lechwe, blue wildebeest, giraffe, zebra and Nile crocodile, to name a few. There are 500 species of birds and 85 recorded species of fish including tigerfish, tilapia and catfish.
You will be picked up from your lodge. We will transfer you to the mokoro station by 4WD open sided safari vehicle or motor boat (about an hour) where you will meet your guide and poler. You will glide along myriad water channels in a mokoro (dugout canoe) looking for wildlife and bird species which inhabit the delta. There are no facilities out there as you camp on an island chosen by your guide. On arrival your guide will take you for a game walk where you can enjoy awesome sightings and the sound of birdsong followed by lunch.After lunch you may enjoy a siesta moment in camp to avoid the mid-day heat. Your accommodation will Be a 2.4m x 2.4m dome tent with a comfortable bedroll with linen. Wait for the sunset for the amazing changes in hue that give visitors so much pleasure. At dusk your guide will light you a fire where all your meals will be prepared by a chef. Please bring a hat and sunscreen as there is no shade.
An early morning game walk will be available for interested persons, returning to camp when ready to enjoy breakfast. After breakfast, the mekoros can be taken again to enjoy the channels, the intricate veins Of waterways which interconnect the lagoons, or take a guided bush walk before having lunch and snacks.
In the afternoon, the guides will take you in the mekoros to a safe location where swimming is possible in the waters of the Okavango Delta, followed by a chance to learn how to pole a mokoro using the ngashi. Time can be taken to relax and have a drink. After the bush walk, you can relax and unwind in camp, refresh and take dinner under the Milky Way starlit skies. Those interested in astronomy will be treated to one of the most expansive displays of stars on earth, before retiring in cozy tents for the night and drifting off to the sounds of the wild.
After enjoying a stunning sunrise, soaking up the peace and serenity of the Okavango Delta, and a light breakfast, the camp crew will break camp before we depart for the downstream return trip arriving at the boat station before lunch. Once back at the boat station we will transport you to where you are staying that night in Maun.Once again your guide will pole you along myriad water channels looking for wildlife and bird species which inhabit the delta, and because we believe in providing a memorable and relaxed travel experience, the journey will include periodic pauses for your viewing pleasure; all in all simply summed up in one word – unforgettable. We take pride in creating the perfect experience that is different from others.