MOKORO RIDE. OKAVANGO, BOTSWANA.
A makoro (also spelt mekoro, mokoro) is a type of canoe commonly used in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Makoros are traditionally made by digging out the trunk of a large straight tree, such as an ebony tree or Kigelia tree. Modern makoros, however, are increasingly made of fibre-glass. The boats are still a practical means of transport for residents to move around the swamp. The boats are very vulnerable to attack by hippopotamus, which can overturn them with ease.