10am to 4pm
Bring family and friends for a fun day as we crown the fastest poler in the Delta. Bring your picnics, chair, picnic blanket, hats and cash, as there will be crafts and food for sale. Live entertainment while you watch the polers compete in a time trial race in the iconic Okavango Delta.
Great prizes for the polers and giveaways on the day for the crowd. Pre-registered polers will compete with a limited number of 'wild card' entries on the day.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit our Facebook page here.
For all Nkashi event rules, please read here.
These rules must be read before any competitor enters.
How do I compete in this year's Nkashi Classic?
Make sure you come to one of the race heats and set your fastest time. Heats will be run for 2 days in several locations, as listed below. Polers can arrive throughout the day at any of the heats. Entrance is free to all. You will be able to register, select your racing category, and then be given one chance to set your fastest time on the race course. The top qualifiers from all of the heats will then be brought to Maun for the finals in August. Competitors are to ensure they are available on the weekend of 26 August in case they are selected as a finalist. The dates and locations for the heats for Nkashi Classic 2023 are listed below with further details to be forthcoming.
• Seronga: 29 May & 30 May
• Ikoga: 1 June & 2 June
• Boro: 4 June & 5 June
• Khwai: July - to be announced
• Maun: July - to be announced
The basic criteria which competitors must meet include:
• Must be 18 years of age or older as of 26 May 2023.
• Must have and present a valid Omang or another form of identification at registration.
• Must be able to swim
• Must be able to pole a mokoro efficiently
• Must be medically fit to compete
The full competition rules have been posted above and are available on the website and Facebook events page and all polers are requested to review them before racing.
Each poler can only compete in one of the four categories, which include:
• Male (age 18 - 54)
• Female (age 18-54)
• Veteran (age 55 and over, any gender)
• Doubles (2 polers, any gender aged 18 and older)
The polers will only know if they have qualified for the final after the heats have been completed in mid-July.
Good Luck to everyone, we look forward to seeing you soon.