At an additional charge, you can enjoy a guaranteed helicopter/mokoro excursion from all Under One Botswana Sky Camps (Gunns Camp, Moremi Crossing, Rra Dinare, Mma Dinare and PomPom).
This little adventure combines the thrill of a spectacular helicopter ride above the wilds of the Okavango with the serenity of the Delta’s most iconic activity, a mokoro safari.
Departing at dawn from any Under One Botswana Sky camp, you will enjoy a 15-minute flight, before the helicopter lands on the southern fringes of the wetland.
Out here, there's always water - but first, coffee (or tea)! Tucked under the pilot seat, a secret flask of coffee reveals itself.
Your Motswana poler glides the craft gently past waterlily pads, upon which African Jacanas lightly tread. The best thing about this sort of boating? There’s absolutely no engine noise. The mokoro guides use a long stick or pole (hence the term poler), called an nkashi to propel the vessel through the water instead. They expertly (and safely) skirt the distant hippo pods, spot Openbill Storks strutting their stuff and if you're lucky, perhaps even seek out an elephant crunching on the river reeds. Two blissful hours are over in a flash and before you know it, you’re heading back to the helicopter.
Now that the sun is out – as is the wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for buffalo, elephant, and Red lechwe. It’s another fifteen-minute flight back to camp, enjoy every second.
Priced at US $ 435 per person (for 2020).