Okavango Mokoro Safaris

Traditional dug-out canoe or mokoro safaris have long been a popular way for travellers to enjoy the tranquillity of the Okavango Delta.

It is not surprising that regardless of budget, visitors to Botswana wanting real insight into the lives of the people of the Okavango, choose to do these trips.

They are a good and affordable way to slip quietly into and become part of everyday life in this watery wonderland.

Shangana Safaris conduct Mokoro trails through the community run “Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust”. The trust sets the guide and community fees for activities.

Members of the Okavango community traditionally use this area of the delta for fishing, the harvesting of water lily bulbs as food and the cutting of reeds for the building of traditional huts.
The mokoro is an integral part of these activities.

We run trips ranging from one to four days, for up to fourteen people. Larger groups can be organised but require prior arrangement.

A motorboat transfer during times of high water, or a safari 4×4 transfer during times of low water, both take approximately one hour from Maun. These will start and end your trip, taking you out by on day 1 at 8 a.m. and getting you back on your last day by 5 p.m.

Mokoro day trips

We will pick you up from your place of accommodation in Maun.
The day is spent with a combination of being on the water in a mokoro, going on a game walk and having a picnic on an island in the Okavango.
15th September to 15th March
Depart Maun at 6am to Boro mokoro station return to Maun at 1pm
Includes return transfer, entry fee, mokoro trip, bush walk, picnic breakast and drinking water.
16th March to 14th September
Depart Maun at 8am and return to Maun 5pm
Includes return transfer, entry fee, mokoro trip, bush walk, picnic lunch and drinking water.

2022/3 Day trip mokoro prices
(Minimum 2 people)

$95.00 per person sharing
Single supplement $24.00

Self-catered Okavango Mokoro Safaris

If you have your own camping equipment and the time to stop by a supermarket for provisions then this is an affordable way to enjoy the Okavango. If at all possible it would be a nice gesture to buy extra provisions to share with your guide. Your guide, allocated by the community trust, will play a big part in your Okavango experience.

We can arrange your mokoro trip and a transfer to the best Mokoro station according to time of year and water levels.
This takes between 1 and 2 hours in a safari vehicle or motor boat.
You will need to pack light if you wish to avoid having to hire an extra luggage Mokoro.

2022 Self-catered mokoro prices
(Minimum 2 people)

1 night trip $135.00 per person sharing……..single supplement $ 45.00
2 night trip $180.00 per person sharing……..single supplement $ 68.00
3 night trip $222.00 per person sharing……..single supplement $ 90.00

If an extra luggage Mokoro is required

1 night $ 80.00 per luggage mokoro
2 nights $120.00 per luggage mokoro
3 nights $222.00 per luggage mokoro

Equipped and Catered Okavango Mokoro Safaris

If you prefer your camp set up for you and for one of our chefs to perform their fireside magic we will be happy to provide this. Our equipment is bulky so this also entails some extra luggage Mekoro to get the job done.

2022/3 catered mokoro prices
(Minimum 2 people)

2 day trip $315.00 per person.
3 day trip $470.00 per person.
4 day trip $630.00 per person.
Single Supplement 25%.

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