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Top 10 Lodges for Canoeing Safaris

Canoeing in Africa will give you a totally different angle on the country than other types of safari. Huge animal concentrations are seen at the water’s edge and what better way of spotting them all than from canoe?

There are two areas in Africa that undeniably offer the best canoeing out there and that is Botswana's Okavango Delta and the Zambezi River. 

In the Okavango Delta, canoeing safaris offer a unique perspective on some of the aquatic species and are a signature experience, as you drift peacefully along the shallow waterways in a mokoro or dug-out canoe.

On the other hand, the parks and reserves that fringe the Zambezi River, such as the Lower Zambezi (Zambia) and Mana Pools (Zimbabwe), offer an unbeatable experience, where guests cause a splash with elephants, hippos, and so much more!

"Spending time on the water in either a canoe or mokoro really is hard to beat! Although you aren't necessarily focusing on big game (you are looking for smaller things such as bird, frogs and insects) it is an incredible way to explore the stunning environment away from the noise of the vehicle. Only available in a select number of parks, it really does offer a unique experience that I would highly recommend!"

Below, we've listed our favorite lodges and camps in these two regions:

If you are interested in including one of these canoe-focused lodges in your safari to Africa, just let one of our experts know here and they can help you plan your adventure today.

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