One of the best ways to see the wildlife around Sanctuary Baines' Camp is in one of the locally made dugout canoes, known as mokoros. These used to be carved from ebony but are now made from commercially grown wood and fibreglass to protect the fragile environment of the Okavango. In one of these traditional crafts it is possible to float around the waterways and lagoons that make up the delta, looking for crocodiles in the water, but also getting a remarkable view of the plains game from a new and exciting angle. This gentle and informative mode of safari is unique to the river Bushmen, comprising three different tribes who made the Delta their home. For the less intrepid, the camp also has motorised speedboats that can be used when the rivers are in flood. (All water based activities are seasonal and based on the water levels of the delta)
Available from the original mokoro station, which is a 15-20min vehicle drive from camp.
Estimated duration: Until end November 2016 and again once flood waters arrive in 2017, Dependent on water levels.
Estimated duration: Water level dependant: estimated that boating may continue until at least end October 2016, OR if Botswana experiences a good rain fall season during November and December this could lift the residual water levels and we may be able to offer boating towards the end of the year - under continual review.