The Nkashi Classic Game
The Nkashi Classic Game is a simple race along the Okavango river in Botswana, avoiding obstacles like hippos, crocodiles and reeds navigating through various blocked channels and finishing in the fastest time possible. On the way you will have to collect water lilies and the word Nkashi for extra points.
The Nkashi Classic 2022 event returned with a bang this past Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Mbiroba Camp in Seronga village in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The race took the form of an individual time trial where each poler raced along a set course competing in male (57 polers), female (24) and veteran categories (7). The Delta’s fastest mokoro polers were crowned in a race which is organised by the Botswana Wild Bird Trust (BWBT) in collaboration with the Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO), and seeks to search the fastest mokoro (dug out canoe) poler of the delta as men from different villages along the delta compete for the ultimate crown. The race also aims to create awareness of the importance of the Okavango Delta River System, the community it supports and its power to effect positive change for future generations.
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