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New Activities At Ngoma Safari Lodge

Mokoro safari on the Chobe River

Mokoro safari on the Chobe River

12 July 2018

We are delighted to let you know that guests at Ngoma Safari Lodge may now enjoy two new scenic, game viewing river-based safari activities.

We have added a "mokoro" trip, which is a first on the Chobe River on the western side of the Chobe National Park, as well as a boat cruise along a quiet stretch, to our available activities.

The Chobe area is forever changing in concert with the seasons and river level, creating opportunities to introduce new, interesting and exciting activity options for our guests, so that we can truly offer individual and flexible daily excursions and experiences.

The boat cruise leaves from a recently constructed jetty at Ihaha, in Chobe National Park, which is shared with only two other tourism operators, so guests often have this stretch of the river to themselves, and can enjoy the experience in tranquillity.

It has allowed us to offer a variety of cruise options, including birding trips, early morning, lunch and afternoon trips, with meals served on board, and flexibility to meet guests' preferences depending on their length of stay.

It also means guests may enjoy a game drive before or after the cruise, so experiencing the wildlife from both the river and the land.

The cruise from Ihaha jetty, which is in an area where the wildlife and birdlife is plentiful, also has a shorter transfer time from Ngoma Safari Lodge than the one offered from the Kasane jetty.

The new two-hour excursions in a traditional dug-out canoe, which is an optional activity, is run by local guides from the Chobe Enclave Conservation Trust partner villages, and carries an additional charge of US$40.

The relaxing mokoro activity, which offers a particularly rewarding birding experience, is operated by Thaoge Pollers Safaris from a site near Ngoma Safari Lodge, taking guests 3 or 4km along the Chobe River and back again.

Source: Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) News email

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