Who will be crowned the Delta’s fastest Poler?
Saturday 6 October 09:30 – 17:00 at Okavango River Lodge, Maun
The main event will take place at Okavango River Lodge, with spectator spots along the Thamalakane River.
The Nkashi Classic is being launched as a celebration of the mokoro and the nkashi which is used to propel it. It will take the form of an individual time trial; each poler will race along a set course on the Thamalakane River, carrying two passengers who will be randomly assigned on the day of the race. Timing will be kept, and at the end of the day the Delta’s fastest mokoro poler will be crowned! The first race will set off at 10:00 and festivities will continue throughout the day.
In addition to the races, there will be traditional music, food and entertainment, a day out for the whole family and a celebration of traditional Botswana customs.
There are various ways to partake in the event:
- Polers: Free registration. Includes lunch and prizes for top 10 placements Requirements: Experience in poling a mokoro
- Passengers: P80 registration, includes the opportunity to experience the thrill of a mokoro ride at high speed. Requirements: over 12 years of age
- Sponsorship: If you would like to sponsor a prize, food or gear for the event, please get in touch with us via email or cell phone with endorsement opportunities.
This is a non-profit event and aims at creating a fun filled day, celebrating Botswana traditional customs, food and entertainment.
We look forward to seeing you and your family there.