Okavango Delta, Botswana
Banoka Bush Camp is named in honor of the River San, or Banoka, ancestors of the Khoi and the earliest settlers of the Okavango Delta. The camp is situated on the banks of the Khwai River in the northeastern corner of the Okavango Delta adjoining the Moremi Game Reserve. The Khwai River is one 'finger' of the delta's alluvial fan and is rich in diverse wildlife. Built on the private Khwai Development Trust Community Concession, Banoka Bush Camp enjoys a serene setting along a tree overlooking a lagoon. The entire camp is built on raised platforms to take in the view. Accommodations are in 10 en suite tents complete with private verandas. The main area consists of a bar, lounge, dining area, and plunge pool and deck. An open campfire area invites relaxing and is the perfect spot to discuss the day's adventures. Banoka Bush Camp is 100-percent solar-powered. Guests can expect excellent sightings of predators including lion, wild dog, spotted hyena and African wild cat. Huge herds of buffalo along with elephant, hippo, roan, tsessebe, reedbuck, waterbuck and red lechwe are abundant in the area. Spectacular birding opportunities also abound, with some 450 species recorded.