The mokoro is the traditional form of transport in the Okavango Delta. They were originally canoes dug out of large strong tree trunks. The trunks had to be straight of course so only a few types of tree are suitable. These days they are made of fibreglass, for conservation reasons, but exact replicas.
The mokoro is propelled along by a ‘poler’ at the stern. There is no more relaxing way of seeing the delta, except for the poler!This is also a cultural experience. The guides will tell you how their fathers and grandfathers would travel for days or even weeks to take fish and game to trade in Maun for other goods. They are still very much in use today but not to such a degree.
Gliding silently along channels and across shallow flood plains you will have a chance to study the beautiful lilies, other water plants and the painted reed frogs. You may see elephants crossing the plains or on one of the islands. Giraffe may be seen in the distance and of course there are many birds. You may have an opportunity to stop on an island for morning coffee.