Nkashi thrill in the delta

Poler competing during the Nkashi Classic hits in Seronga PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Poler competing during the Nkashi Classic hits in Seronga PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

Okavango Delta’s fastest mekoro polers will go head to head during the return of the Nkashi Classic 2022 edition in Seronga on May 28, 2022.

The race, which is organised by the Botswana Wild Bird Trust (BWBT) in collaboration with the Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO), seeks to search the fastest mokoro 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 Okanvango Delta River System, the community it supports and its power to effect positive change for future generations.

The event, which is held annually, was first initially held in 2018. The Nkashi Classic did not take place in 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic but it returned in 2021. The inaugural Nkashi Classic, which was held along the Thamalakane River in Maun, was won by Nkeletsang 'Ralph' Moshupa from Jao Flats in the Okavango Delta.

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