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The beauty of a Botswana safari is the variety of ways to view the game. A boat or canoe safari in the Okavango Delta not only provides a welcome change to the game vehicle but allows you to really appreciate the beauty of your surroundings.

After exploring the savannah plains by vehicle, it is really refreshing to explore the lush papyrus-lined waterways of the Okavango Delta, from deep flowing rivers to ancient hippo paths and large lily-peppered lagoons. All very beautiful and all very relaxing… particularly when you have a sundowner cocktail in hand!

Mokoro Safaris

A mokoro is a traditional African dug-out canoe and this is a quintessential Okavango Delta experience. Glide gently down the waterways, away from the rattle of a vehicle engine or the buzz of a motor boat and appreciate the quiet beauty of the Okavango. Wildlife to be on the lookout for includes a huge variety of birds, as well as elephant, buffalo, wild dog, lion and leopard.

Selinda Canoe Safaris

Hop aboard a slightly more modern vessel and head off for five days and four nights on a canoe and walking safari. You will head deep into a 45km stretch of the Selinda Spillway, in the private 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve, complete with islands and lagoons that are completely inaccessible by any other means. While you will be in tented accommodation during the safari, we would recommend a stay at either Selinda Camp or Selinda Explorers afterwards for a little injection of luxury to end on.

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Isabel and Matt are our 'Botswana Boat and Canoe Safaris' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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