Getting out on the water in a mokoro without the noise of an engine is an incredibly peaceful way to get close to Africa’s smaller plant and animal life, particularly birds. A mokoro is a dugout canoe (traditionally from the trunk of ebony trees, today often fiberglass) that is propelled and guided by a single person standing at the back using a pole called an Ngashe. Mokoros were used by the local people of the Okavango Delta to traverse and fish among the water channels. Canoeing is an activity that can be found at many camps and lodges in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe but traditional mokoro trips are a signature activity for properties in the Okavango Delta, particularly those set on permanent waterways. Discover wildlife on a mokoro safari.