English: A makoro is a boat used in Botswana's Okavango Delta. It is propelled by a poler standing at the rear. Makoros are traditionally dug out from the wood of the Kigelia tree, but these days may be made of artificial materials.
Prow of kigelia wood makoro
Traditional wooden makoros
Polers of the Makoro Poler Trust, Botswana
Waiting for hippos to move. Hippos will attack makoros if they feel threatened.
Native guide, poling his makoro (dug-out wooden canoe) in Okavango Delta