TSWII MOKORO TRAILS
Feeling adventurous? Then join us on an authentic African adventure that takes you deep into the heart of the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a natural wonder of epic proportions.
From the low vantage point of a dugout canoe – known locally as Mokoro – you’ll experience a local tradition that has defined the way safaris are run in the Okavango Delta. Accompanied by polers, who share their local heritage and in-depth knowledge of the area and its flora and fauna, you will enjoy a privileged insight into this otherwise inaccessible wilderness.
Our Mokoro trails into the Okavango Delta range from a half-day excursion up to five nights camping out under the vast African sky. As you explore the idyllic channels, lagoons and remote islands, our knowledgeable guides share insight into the wild and wonderful world around you. 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.
All our itineraries are suggestions – we are more than happy to customise an experience to suit you.
Trails Starting From
All Meals & Drinks
Transfers from Maun
The Mokoro: A type of dug out canoe, which is propelled through the shallow waters of the Delta by standing in the stern and pushing with an Ngashe (pole).
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Come and join our Roots & Journeys family at Tswii Mokoro Trails to celebrate BOIPUSO!
3 days, 2 nights
Explore the Delta by traditional Mokoro and enjoy evening of celebratory song and dance with delicious food around the campfire.
Trip Dates: 30th September – 2nd October
Minimum 4 people
Return road transfers from Maun
2 Nights accommodation in Dome Tents
Unlimited Mokoro adventures and bush walks
Gate and camping fees
Mokoro trips are approximately three hours. This is a great way to experience the Delta if you do not have time to overnight.
* Morning or afternoon Mokoro trip only.
A Mokoro trip travelling through the waterways to a remote island, where we prepare lunch under the shade of trees. The guides will take those who want to on a short bush walk.
Inclusive: Mokoro trips, bush walk, lunch & road transfers.
A Mokoro trip through the waterways to a remote island, where there is the opportunity to take a short bush walk or simply relax and explore the camp set up just for you. Enjoy sundowners by the river, before dinner is served around the roaring campfire.
Inclusive: Mokoro trips, bush walks, breakfast, lunch pack and dinner, select drinks & road transfers.
2 - 5 NIGHTS
A Mokoro trip through the waterways to a remote island where there is the opportunity to take bush walks or simply relax and explore the camp. Enjoy sundowners by the river before a dinner is served around the roaring campfire. This can be increased up to a five-night adventure, where there is the opportunity to move camp and experience another island.
Inclusive: Mokoro trips, bush walks, all meals, select drinks, full team of staff, all camping equipment and road transfers.
For guests choosing the overnight or multiple night trails, the campsites are operated on an ecologically sensitive basis. The camp is set up prior to the guests’ arrival on the island. To reduce our ecological footprint amenities are kept to a minimum:
guests are accommodated in dome tents. These are made up with roll mat beds, a sleeping bag and a pillow per person.
Overnight and multiple night trails are operated with a Roots & Journeys guide and chef. Polers are from the Boro Community.
Washbasins are provided outside each tent. Bush showers and toilets are set up close by. We request that guests keep the use of shampoo and bodywash / soap to a minimum while on the trail.
Meals are served at a table with chairs or served around a campfire. There is a camping chair per guest to use around the campfire and at the guest’s tent.
Children from the age of 12. Younger children may be allowed on request and at the discretion of management.