Banoka Bush Camp

Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana

On Request

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Banoka Bush Camp

Situated on the banks of the Khwai River, in the north-eastern corner of the Okavango Delta and adjoining the Moremi Game Reserve, this incredibly diverse area hosts a wealth of wildlife.

OVERLOOKING A LAGOON, THE CAMP IS RAISED OFF THE GROUND TO TAKE IN THE VIEW.

What We Love
  • Banoka Bush Camp is in partnership with the Khwai Community and aims at bringing the benefits of ecotourism to the communities that live alongside conservation areas.
  • There is a swimming pool and deck area raised off the ground to take in the view.
  • The electricity is 100% solar powered with a generator used for emergencies.
Need to Know
  • Children of 6 years and above are welcome.
  • The minimum age for walking and mekoro activities is 13 years.
  • Charging facilities for batteries are available.

The Review

Banoka Bush Camp is named in honour of the River San, or Banoka, ancestors of the Khoi and the earliest settlers of the Okavango Delta. You can expect to see excellent sightings of predators including lion, wild dog, spotted hyaena and African wild cat. Huge herds of buffalo along with elephant, hippo, roan, tsessebe, reedbuck, waterbuck and red lechwe to name a few are abundant in the area.

Why Stay
Built along the tree-line overlooking a lagoon, the whole camp is raised off the ground to take in the view. Accommodation is in ten en-suite tented rooms complete with private verandas. There are two family tents which accommodate two adults and two children each. The main area consists of a bar, lounge, dining area and plunge pool and deck. There is an open campfire area to relax in and discuss the day's adventures.

Wildlife
The narrow Khwai Channel is home to large animals such as hippo and crocodile with buffalo and red lechwe often seen grazing along the fringe. Elusive roan and sable antelope often come to the river to drink followed by primates and a leopard. Common species include kudu, tsessebe, Burchell's zebra and blue wildebeest. Larger predators include lion, wild dog and spotted hyaena.

Bird life found here is just as varied thanks to the colourful palette of habitats, including mixed woodlands, aquatic vegetation and open areas.

Experience
Activities include guided game drives, walks and traditional mokoro rides that allow one to float down the Khwai's secretive channels, creating that classic Delta experience. Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis.

Banoka Bush Camp is easily combined with the Linyanti regions and Central Kalahari Game Reserve to provide a comprehensive Botswana experience - and in summer it is simply unbeatable as a wildlife destination.

Getting There

The Banoka Bush Camp is located in the Khwai Development Trust Community Concession (NG18) in northern Botswana. It is about 20km from Moremi National Park’s north gate. The camp can be accessed by road (approximately 3 hours from Maun through the Moremi Game Reserve); however accommodation reservations must be made prior to entry into the Concession – vehicles will not be granted access without an accommodation booking. Self drivers are welcome to partake in camp activities/drives but may not do self-drive game drives on the Concession.

 
Banoka Bush Camp Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana