Before I get into the details of my experience in the Okavango Delta, I’d like to let you know that the photographs (see below) I took are for sale as stock photos. I shot these during my three-day two-night Mokoro Safari trip in June 2022.
We left Maun in the early hours of the morning, travelling in a 4WD packed to the brim with camping equipment, food, water, and everything else we needed for our remote camp in the bush. Together with our cook, we were dropped off in the village of Ditshiping. There we met our local guides and drove to the mokoro station (Ditshiping).
For those who don’t know, mokoros are a type of local canoe, and would be our main mode of transport during our trip. At the mokoro station, everything we needed was loaded up onto about four mokoros. What we loved about this trip is that everything is taken care for you. All you need to do is pack a bag of personal items. The rest is organised by the tour leader and local people that come along on the mokoro safari. It was amazing to see how skilful and accustomed to the environment these people were, and I’d highly recommend booking onto a tour like this. The organizers take care of everything, from the food to the transport, the tents to your bedding, so that you can enjoy everything else; the wildlife, the bush and the country.
It’s true that mokoro trips are not cheap. However, when you factor in the five people that are coming along to help, plus all the food and camping equipment you need for the 2.5 days, it’s more than worth it.
We spent about 90 minutes on the mokoro before we arrived at a shady spot along the riverbank that would be our campsite. There was absolutely nothing there, but within an hour the campsite had transformed; the tent was built, campfire stoked and food ready to go.
As part of the tour, we also enjoyed some walking. In fact, I really believe that the best experience meeting wildlife is while you’re walking on the ground yourself. It feels much more connected than being in a car, even if you don’t have the car to protect you from the elephants and lions ahead. We were only allowed to walk with two guides, and we were told to follow their every step. And believe me, that’s exactly what we did!
I hope you enjoyed reading about my story and seeing all of the images. I know I enjoyed taking them! If you want to use any of these images, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more photos look at these pages:
Travel photography from Botswana
Photos of the Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Stock photos of Elephant Sands
Chobe National Park photography of the park and river safari