Wildlife, Birding and Fishing Boat Tours
Mukolo Camp is located on the Kwando River floodplain in the Caprivi Strip, adjacent to the Bwabwata National Park. The camp is ideally situated to run its Wildlife, Birding and Fishing Tours.
On all our tours, our Captain acts as a Wildlife, Birding or Fishing Guide. When available, and depending on your interests, we may provide an additional Host to assist with your tour.
On our Mukolo Photo Tours, we always provide an experienced boat captain and a Photography Host.
Our 2-seater custom designed Photography Boat is booked on an exclusive basis.
Our other two boats can be booked on an exclusive or shared basis.
Note: All tours may be changed or cancelled due to weather, river and road conditions.
Overview of the Wildlife and Birding Boat Tours
Whilst enjoying a wake-up cup of coffee and a rusk on the Viewing Deck
On the Photography Tour, as we wind our way slowly through a narrow channel, your Photography Host will assist you with setting up the camera on the gimbal and go through the various camera settings and functions. By the time we reach the main river, you will be able to take your first photos
Usually we head upstream, along the way spotting a variety of waterfowl in the reeds and water lily beds - and maybe a crocodile or two
Along the banks there are stands of large riverine trees in which we look for birds of prey, forest birds and maybe an elusive water monitor lizard
As the Kwando River winds it way through the floodplain we will see the swamp antelope, Lechwe, Reed Buck and hopefully the rare Sitatunga
During the dry season, we may run further with the boat to reach the shoreline of the Bwabwata Game Reserve to see Elephant and plains game such as Buffalo and Giraffe
Other than when we travel quickly to reach the Game Reserve, we travel very slowly and quietly, looking for the best photo opportunities
If you have a particular interest, we can adapt the tour to suit you.