Getting out on the water during your safari is a great way to see the unique plant and animal life from a new perspective. It is a particularly good activity for birders as you effortlessly and discreetly glide through their environment. Canoeing is offered by accommodations along the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe and Zambia near the Victoria Falls region, as well as along the Lower Zambezi and Mana Pools. If you’re an avid canoer, we highly recommend a multi-day canoe trip through Mana Pools using Great Plains’ Sapi Explorers Camps.

Crocs and hippos can be a threat when canoeing, so expert guiding is essential! This is less of a concern with mokoros in Botswana, as they are typically used in channels and flood plains too shallow for hippos and crocs.