Journey by Mokoro to an Island in the Okavango Delta


After picking up a bushman in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana, that you can read about here, my G Adventures Overland Truck group left and drove 7 hours to the Island Safari Lodge in Maun.  It was basically a stop-over before we loaded our supplies and camping gear for a two-day trip to camp in the bush on an island in the Okavango Delta.  First, we loaded speedboats and traveled 45 minutes to an area with the Mokoros (dug-out canoes).  The supplies were then loaded onto the Mokoros and off we went.

It was like an African version of being on a Gondola in Venice!

An hour later we arrived to our camping spot, unloaded and set up our tents.  Bush camping is very basic – this was our toilet…

After working up a sweat, we went for a swim in the Delta.  The water is very clean and cold…the locals scoop it up and drink straight from the Delta!   The water lilies were gorgeous!

I took a short nap and then we went for an hour walk with the group and saw some hippos in the water!  The Okavango Delta was one of the highlights for most of our group!

30 thoughts on “Journey by Mokoro to an Island in the Okavango Delta

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  3. What a wwonderful journey you were on …. and the fantastic photos talks for themselves – my favorite photo is one the “gondolas” in orange tip sea grass. Stunning Start to sound like an old record.

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  4. Your images are great and make me wish I was in many of those places. Thank you for sharing them. I have nominated you for the one lovely blog award and very inspiring blogger award.
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  5. Been close, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia – but are still waiting (and saving!) to spend some time in what we have been told is the greatest experience – the Okavango Delta.

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  6. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that you traveled over 5000 miles over such varied terrain. What a trip! I can see why the Okavango Delta was a group favorite – beautiful!

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  7. Hi,
    Wow, look at all those canoes, and what a great photo of you sitting back enjoying the canoe ride, I love that photo. I did assume the toilets would be a hole in the ground, the only way I think in places like this, but still it is all part of the experience. 🙂

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    • The weather varied at night from the 40’s to the 60’s and during the day usually in the 80’s. Since we covered 5000 miles, we crossed through various terrain such as deserts and tropical. I have another post that talks about food.

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