Banoka Bush Camp
Named after the Banoka people or river Bushmen, who first settled in the Okavango Delta, Banoka Bush Camp is situated in a former hunting concession, now part of the Khwai Community Concession. The camp overlooks a lagoon connected to the Khwai River, close to the northern border of Moremi Game Reserve. ***STOP PRESS*** In October 2016, we learned that Banoka Bush Camp has been taken over by new management and is currently closed. We are awaiting news on its re-opening.
Our view of Banoka Bush Camp
We have mixed feelings about Banoka. The accommodation and main area are of a high standard with a fantastic swimming pool area and an expansive, open deck. The food is very nice, the staff friendly, the guiding good and the management always attentive. It's also good value, compared to similar-standard camps in the Moremi/Okavango Delta area. However, the lack of game around camp, and the need to drive far to find it, is a big drawback, and game densities have some way to go before sightings are consistently good. Travellers should also be aware that Banoka is sometimes used for groups touring through Botswana, which might not appeal to individual visitors.
Banoka Bush Camp is situated on the banks of a seasonal lagoon