Mokoro dugout canoes in Botswana

As you know, I am an avid kayaker and love to explore the world from the seat of a kayak…or in the case of this video, from the driver’s seat of a Mokoro.

A “Mokoro” is traditional dugout canoe from Botswana.

This also happens to be the very best way to travel the shallow waters of the Okovango.

Mokoros have been used to traverse the Okovango Delta for centuries and are steered by ‘driver’ at the rear of the boat, similar to the gondolas of Venice. I got to try driving one and they’re not easy!

Traveling in a mokoro you are perfectly positioned to see elephants, giraffes, and the incredible ‘lechwe’, a type of antelope.