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Xigera Mokoro Trail

Lodge 9.0 Rating
Price 542 542 542 542 542 542 542 542 542 542 542 542 542 USD
Jan 7.0
Feb 7.0
Mar 7.5
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May 8.5
Jun 9.0
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Oct 8.5
Nov 8.0
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Xigera Mokoro Trail
pronounced "ki-jrr-ah", is located in the Okavango Moremi area of the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana.

It is essentially an upgrade of the original Okavango experience. Back in the 1980's travellers would arrive in the frontier village of Maun and hire a local boatman to take them out into the delta, taking supplies and camping equipment with them. Over the intervening years the classic Okavango experience has evolved into a high quality flying safari into lovely permanent camps. But these safaris are so much better in so many ways, but there is no doubt that something was lost along the way.

This trail seeks to recreate those original trips, but with a much upgraded experience, based in an exceptionally beautiful wetland area to the south-west of the main Chief's Island in Moremi National Park. It is a two night camping expedition which explores the wonderful papyrus-lined waterways and palm-covered islands by mokoro canoe and on foot, staying at a tiny and remote bivouac camp. Guest accommodation is in just four dome-tented rooms with attached private bathrooms.

If you are outdoorsy and up for a bit of an adventure, then this is perhaps the best water-based safari in the delta.

This camp is most commonly used in the Botswana Migration Routes set itinerary group safaris, which we do not offer, but it is sometimes available for private groups.

The main potential downsides are that the experience is too simple and outdoorsy for some people. It is also at a relatively high price level and getting availability can be a major challenge in the main seasons.


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