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Sable Alley
, previously known as Banoka Bush Camp, is located in the Okavango Khwai area of the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana.

At 2100 square kilometres, the Khwai Concession is a relatively large private safari area, even by local standards. Situated to the northeast of the Okavango Delta and bordering Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park and the Linyanti Waterfront areas, the area is largely comprised of dry mopane woodland, with water frontage onto the Khwai River only on its southern boundary. Wildlife is generally more accessible in the better watered southern sector and the northern water holes during the May/Oct dry season, but disperses into the vast wooded hinterland during the converse Nov/Apr green season.

This relatively upmarket camp is set around an inlet of the main river and with immediate access to the best wildlife areas.

Rather encouragingly there is no phone signal and no wifi facilities. Children of all ages are welcome although those 0-11 years are required to share with an adult or older sibling.

Activities include vehicle safari, mokoro canoe safari, motorboat safari and night vehicle safari, with excursions beyond the concession and out into Moremi National Park also being possible. The riverine floodlplain areas around camp are decent for predators and general wildlife.

Access to the camp is usually by light aircraft, but unusually the camp can be reached by vehicle from Maun in 3-4 hours, which is a pleasant drive and can save a great deal of money, especially for larger groups.

The main potential downsides are the relatively large size of the camp, the potential for relatively lower wildlife sightings in the dry mopane forest areas immediately around and to the north of camp and high vehicle traffic in the areas outside the reserve should you choose to venture out there.

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