Kanana Mokoro Trail

Kanana Mokoro Trail: Our full report

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The Expert Africa team has not yet experienced this activity, although we know and like Kanana Camp who operate this trail. The information below has been supplied by the safari operator.

The Kanana Mokoro Trail allows visitors to explore the Okavango Delta's tranquil waterways in search of rare creatures such as sitatunga and Pel's fishing owl.

The trails camp accommodates a maximum of four people in two twin-bedded tents, and the camp includes the services of two professional guides, personal chef, waiter, housekeeper and mokoro guides. Each tent has an adjacent bucket shower and 'long-drop' toilet facilities. Lighting is by rechargeable 12-volt lamps, charged by solar power.

From Kanana Camp you will board a mokoro (dug-out canoe) and glide into one of the more remote areas of the Okavango Delta. On a secluded island, you will find your rustic bush camp where friendly staff waits ready to welcome you with a refreshing cool drink.

Over the next two nights/three days you will explore this diverse environment by canoe and on foot. When on the water, your mokoro guides will take the time to point out red lechwe, fish eagles, painted reed frogs, golden orb spiders and malachite kingfishers. Whilst on foot your walking guide will point out interesting plants and trees. He will take time to explain ways the bark, roots or fruit are utilised by the animals and people of this area. You may also see animals such as giraffe, impala or elephant during your walk and searching the canopies of the African ebony and the mangosteen might allow you a glimpse of the Pel's fishing owl.

Each day begins with a light breakfast before your morning activity. Returning to camp during the late morning, you will find a generous brunch awaiting you. Dinner is a three-course affair enjoyed around a fully laid candle-lit table. All cooking in the camp is bush style, using fire and coals to create delicious wholesome meals.


Location: Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Ideal length of stay: 2 nights

Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer

Key personnel

Owner: Ker & Downey Botswana

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Full Board

Dining style: Group Meals

Dining locations: Outdoor Dining

Cost of meal e.g. lunch: Included


Power supply: None

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes

Dangerous animals: High Risk


Disabled access: Not Possible

Laundry facilities: Service included.