Friday, November 20, 2015

Out of the Jurisdiction: Traveling by Makoros at the Xigera Bush Camp

Xigera Bush Camp is in the Okavango Delta of Botswana.  For centuries, the people in nearby villages have got around by poling through the shallow water in dugout canoes called makoros.


My group took a peaceful makoro ride through the reeds, water lilies and water shields.
The water was calm.  Birds and reflections were plentiful.


For more photos with reflections, please visit Weekend Reflections.


12 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Although constructed differently the shape and size is very similar to the kind of boats used for eel fishing in the fens of East Anglia.
See here: http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/fenland_peter_prepares_for_a_long_punt_1_388255

Mersad said...

The makoros really do look interesting, especially in the second image, where there is a bunch of them.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Kate said...

The area reminds me of the low country of South Carolina. Terrific boats!

LOLfromPasa said...

Amazing adventure.

RedPat said...

What a wonderful experience you are having, Jack!

Sylvia K said...

Another wonderful adventure indeed!! You do make the most of your trips and I am SO glad you share them with us!! Have a great weekend! Stay safe!!

Sharon Anck said...

That must have been enjoyable!

Jim said...

Great shots

marshaleith said...

lovely shots

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks so peacceful. Fabulous reflections. Have a lovely weekend

jennyfreckles said...

That looks very relaxing.

William Kendall said...

A new word. Beautiful shots, Jack!