Banoka Bush Camp – April 2014

Apr 30, 2014 |  Botswana |  Okavango Delta |  Banoka Bush Camp
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Climate and Landscape
April was a beautiful month as the area is still very green with lots of water around. The many vibrant flowers have turned our area into a veritable paradise. We received 5 mm of rain this month but mostly it was hot in the afternoons with clear skies. Temperatures are now dramatically changing, especially in the mornings when it is becoming very cold, a clear sign that winter is around the corner.

Wildlife
Lots of general game such as kudu, impala, hippo, giraffe and zebra, as well as herds of elephant have brought our area to life! The hippo have been very loud in the mornings as well as in the evenings and a lot of hippo tracks have been seen around the camp. Lion have been spotted mostly on the western part of the camp towards our Explorations camp, Khwai Discoverer Camp. Not that many were actually seen, but hearing them roaring in the mornings and evenings has been great and a number of tracks from different prides have been seen around the camp.

With the many impala around we have had great sightings of wild dog very close to the camp in the mornings. Herds of elephant have been seen around the airstrip and numerous hippo tracks also seen, the animals clearly heading to the airstrip and the waterholes that are still active. Leopard were seen on the western side towards the Machaba area.

Camp Activities
Our Back of House Tour is always an enlightening experience for our guests, and showing and explaining how the water plant and sewage and solar plants work confirms that our camp is very eco-friendly.

Bush brunches have been well received, allowing our guests to feel like they are part of the area. Guests really enjoyed having their brunch next to a waterhole brimming with hippo. We do this when our guests are out on a full-day game drive. All in all, wonderful activities that have given our guests super memories from our camp!

Guest Comments
WILD DOGS! Pregnant elephant, leopards, staff boma, pool, food, everything was PERFECT!

Staff in Camp
Managers:  Mish, Bonang and Priscillah
Guides: Kabo, Chief and Locus

Newsletter by Mish Jack
Photos by Mish and Kabo

Climate and Landscape
April was a beautiful month as the area is still very green with lots of water around. The many vibrant flowers have turned our area into a veritable paradise. We received 5 mm of rain this month but mostly it was hot in the afternoons with clear skies. Temperatures are now dramatically changing, especially in the mornings when it is becoming very cold, a clear sign that winter is around the corner.

Wildlife
Lots of general game such as kudu, impala, hippo, giraffe and zebra, as well as herds of elephant have brought our area to life! The hippo have been very loud in the mornings as well as in the evenings and a lot of hippo tracks have been seen around the camp. Lion have been spotted mostly on the western part of the camp towards our Explorations camp, Khwai Discoverer Camp. Not that many were actually seen, but hearing them roaring in the mornings and evenings has been great and a number of tracks from different prides have been seen around the camp.

With the many impala around we have had great sightings of wild dog very close to the camp in the mornings. Herds of elephant have been seen around the airstrip and numerous hippo tracks also seen, the animals clearly heading to the airstrip and the waterholes that are still active. Leopard were seen on the western side towards the Machaba area.

Camp Activities
Our Back of House Tour is always an enlightening experience for our guests, and showing and explaining how the water plant and sewage and solar plants work confirms that our camp is very eco-friendly.

Bush brunches have been well received, allowing our guests to feel like they are part of the area. Guests really enjoyed having their brunch next to a waterhole brimming with hippo. We do this when our guests are out on a full-day game drive. All in all, wonderful activities that have given our guests super memories from our camp!

Guest Comments
WILD DOGS! Pregnant elephant, leopards, staff boma, pool, food, everything was PERFECT!

Staff in Camp
Managers:  Mish, Bonang and Priscillah
Guides: Kabo, Chief and Locus

Newsletter by Mish Jack
Photos by Mish and Kabo

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