2-4 Day Catered Mokoro Mobile Safaris

BOTSWANA CATERED MOKORO MOBILE SAFARIS 
2-4 DAYS
Start Maun / End Maun

Traditional dug-out canoe or mokoro trips have over the years become a very popular way for travellers to experience the tranquility of the Okavango Delta. It is not surprising that regardless of their budget, visitors wanting a real insight into the lives of the people of the Okavango, choose to do these trips. They are a good way to slip quietly into, and become part of, everyday life in this watery wonderland.

Our Mokoro excursions are run through the “Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust” who control the use of a large area of the delta and who set the guide and community fees for activities. This community traditionally use this part of the delta for fishing, reed cutting and the harvesting of water lily bulbs. The mokoro is an integral part of these activities.

Your days will be spent with your guide gliding silently down waterways, chilling in camp during the mid-day heat and taking early morning and late afternoon game-viewing walks. Your nights spent camping at the fire-side on islands immersed in the wild sounds of African nights. You are not obliged to take food for your guides but it would be a nice gesture to share with him, he will be sharing his wonderful garden with you.

On our fully catered mokoro trips we send our guide in addition to the guide that the community trust assigns to you. We also include all camping equipment, a cook/camp hand, meals, bottled water, fruit juice (for breakfast), wine (for dinner) and extra mekoro for equipment.

ITINERARY

Day 1
Take a 1 hour motorboat or 4×4 ride (depending on water levels) from our backpackers lodge in Maun to the community run mokoro station departing around 8:15am
Arrive at the Mokoro station around 9:15, meet your mokoro guides/polers and load all luggage and equipment into the mekoros.
Spend 3 hours on a mokoro gliding to your campsite
Once in your riverside campsite, have lunch followed by an hour or two relaxation. Your guide will then take you for a 2 -3 hour late afternoon bush walk
Arrive back to camp, 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
Wake up early, around 5:30 for coffee/tea cereal and rusks
Depart on a 4 hour early morning game walk
Return at around 10am for a hearty brunch
Relax in camp, or ask your guides to take you for a swim
Mid-afternoon, go for a 3 hour mokoro trip or game walk arriving back in camp just before sunset, have a shower and enjoy your campfire dinner

Day 3
Wake up early, around 5:30 for coffee/tea cereal and rusks
Depart on a 4 hour early morning game walk
Return at around 10am for a hearty brunch
Relax in camp, or ask your guides to take you for a swim
Return to mokoro station for motorboat pick up at 4pm
Return back to the backpackers lodge in Maun at 5pm

STANDARD DOME TENT LEVEL 
Accommodation: Walk-in 3m x 3m tents with comfortable fully made bedrolls on stretchers; Bedside table with solar powered lantern; Shared toilet tent and shower tent; Towels are supplied.
Meals: Early breakfast- Cereals, rusks tea and coffee. Brunch- Eggs, bacon, beans, fried tomato, sausage (or vegan sausage) and toast; Light afternoon lunch- Cold meats, salads breads and fruit; Dinner- 2 courses, either soup and a main or a main and desert.
Drinks: 3lts of bottled water per person per day, fruit juice for breakfast and a couple of glasses of wine for dinner will be supplied; Should you wish to take any extra drinks we can supply a cooler and ice.

EN-SUITE DOME TENT LEVEL
Accommodation: Walk-in 3m x 3m dome tents with comfortable bedrolls made up with high quality cotton linen on stretchers; Bedside table with solar powered lantern; Chairs and a table on a groundsheet outside the front of the tent; There is an attached enclosure at the back of each tent that encompasses the shower and a curtained-off safari style toilet; Towels are supplied.  
Meals: Early breakfast- Cereals, yoghurt, rusks, tea and coffee; Brunch- Eggs, bacon, beans, fried tomato, sausage (or vegan sausage) and toast; Light afternoon lunch- Cold meats, salads breads and fruit; Dinner- 3 courses, soup, a main and desert.
Drinks: 3lts of bottled water per person per day, fruit juice for breakfast and wine for dinner. A limited supply of local soft drinks, beers and cider will also be supplied. If they would like to take any extra drinks we can supply a cooler and ice.

Prices are based on a minimum 2 adults sharing
Children below 12 years half price once the minimum number of people has been reached. Min age 9 years.
15kg luggage allowed in soft bags.
Please note that in an effort to save our indigenous trees, traditional mekoros may be substituted by fibreglass mekoros.

Should you require accommodation and transfers before / after your scheduled Mobile Mokoro Safari, please let Africa Memories Travel know.