MOKORO TRAILS - ISLAND CAMPING 1 - 5 nts
Experience an authentic African adventure that takes you deep into the heart of the Okavango Delta, by traditional kayak, where you set up a 'fly camp' and explore the wilderness on foot and on the mokoro.
1 - 5 nts staying in different sites.
From 1 - 5 nts
Transfer from Maun to mokoro station on the edge of the Okavango Delta, 45 minutes
Take to the water on your mokoro, with all camping gear and your experienced Poler/guides. From the low vantage point of a Mokoro you get to experience a local tradition that has defined the way safaris are run in the Okavango Delta. Learn from your local guide about their heritage and discover their in depth knowledge of the area and its flora and fauna, you will get a deep insight into this otherwise inaccessible wilderness.
Pole your way out to your first camping site where you and your camp team will set up camp for the night, in dome tents made up with roll mat beds, a sleeping bag and a pillow per person. Bush showers and toilets [pit larine] are set up close by. We request that guests keep the use of shampoo and bodywash/soap to a minimum while on the trail. Washbasins are provided outside each tent.
If slightly more luxurious facilities are required, we can tailor-make the trail accordingly (private shower and toilet per tent, stretchers, bed linen, white table linen, etcetera).
Meals are served at a table with chairs or around a campfire. There is a camping chair per guest to use around the campfire and at the guest’s tent.
Our Mokoro trails into the Okavango Delta range from a one night excursion up to five nights camping out under the vast African sky. As you explore the channels, lagoons and remote islands by mokoro or on foot [no vehicles or game drives], you will discover a whole new world. The guides have a wealth of knowledge of the area and eagerly share the stories of their people and related folk-tales. Their first-hand experience of the area’s wildlife is an incredible gift they readily share, as they pole along the unspoiled waterways.
Camps are set up especially for each party and taken down at the end to ensure that there is no footprint on the environment. Get close to the earth with bucket showers being utilised in addition to a pit latrine, dug in the ground.
A private chef accompanies each camping party to prepare fresh and delicious meals. Dinner is served around a roaring campfire, under the starry African sky.
There is no electricity source on the trail to charge camera batteries etc.
There is no WiFi and very limited cellular network on the trails.
We take children from 12 on the Mokoro Trails. Younger children can be allowed on request and at the discretion of management with adjustments to the itinerary and costing.
1 - 5 nights
WHAT TO PACK
There is no option for laundry on the trails and luggage is limited to 10kg per person. (Excess luggage can be stored securely in Maun during the trail). We recommend that you pack clothes that can be layered, to accommodate the change in temperature during the day and night, and to protect against the sun.
- Mokoro trips
- Bush walks
- All meals and select drinks
- Full team of staff and camping equipment
- Road transfers
- Flights (other than specified in the detailed safari itinerary)
- Compulsory comprehensive insurance
- All relevant entry and departure Government taxes
- All personal purchases (including curios, spirit liquors, telephone calls, etc.)
- Optional extra activities
- Pre and post safari tours
- All other travel arrangements pre or post the safari and any new Government taxes
- Fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control
4x4 safari vehicle to boat station, mokoro [traditional canoe] with poler/guide
Please send us info on the safari/s you are interested in, your preferred dates, how many adults and children [+ ages] and we will come back to you with a detailed quote.
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