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. It is situated in the Khwai Development Trust Community Concession, on the banks of the Khwai River; this incredibly diverse area hosts a wealth of wildlife.
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 each with a private veranda. The main area consists of a lounge, dining area and plunge pool and deck. The camp is 100% solar powered.
Activities include guided game drives, walks (depending on qualified guide availability) and traditional mokoro rides that allow one to float down the Khwai’s secretive channels. Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis.
Banoka Bush Camp – Standard Tents
There are eight twin bedded canvas tents. The twin beds can be pushed together to create a double bed. There is one pilot/guide tent which is a very basic version of a guest tent.
Banoka Bush Camp – Family Tents
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.
Banoka Bush Camp – Game Drives
With a splendid diversity of habitat, from wetland to woodland, there are a multitude of species to encounter on our open vehicles, from hippos and crocodiles to elephants, zebras and the big cats.
Banoka Bush Camp – Night drives
Exploring the concession by night yields fascinating sights of the lesser-seen nocturnal animals including predators which often hunt at night. Owls and other exciting birds may also be seen.
Banoka Bush Camp – Mokoro Excursions
Glide silently through pristine waterways and on the Khwai River itself in a traditional-style dugout canoe, giving a unique perspective of the diversity of life both big and small in this fascinating ecosystem.
Banoka Bush Camp – Guided Nature Walks
Walk in the company of an armed and experienced guide who will bring you closer to nature as you follow game paths through the bush, observing the smaller things you miss when travelling by vehicle (subject to the availability of a qualified walking guide).
Banoka Bush Camp – Birding
With some 450 species to be seen, this is a birder’s paradise. A large variety of birdlife can be seen including wattled crane, saddle-billed stork, Verreaux’s eagle-owl, Senegal coucal, long-toed lapwing, Burchell’s sandgrouse and Arnot’s chat.
Banoka Bush Camp – Fly Fishing
A limited supply of basic equipment is on offer and seasonal fishing is permitted on a catch-and-release basis.
Banoka Bush Camp – Cultural Visits
On request, guests are able to visit Khwai Village, meet the community and shop at the little “curio shop”.
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- Special InterestsWildlife, Birding, Nature, Birding
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