Jao Camp (Okavango Delta)
Jao Camp is located on a large, remote island in a
private concession in Botswana , bordering the Moremi Game
Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta .
With varied habitats ranging from waterways and lagoons
to dry Kalahari grasslands and open floodplains, Jao Camp
can offer both land and water experiences, depending on the
current flood levels.
This luxury camp is a tranquil base for a wonderful
Okavango Delta Safari experience.
Jao Camp has nine spacious, beautiful tents, each
individually handcrafted. These twin-bedded canvas and
thatched rooms are situated beneath a canopy of shady trees
and have en-suite facilities, as well as an outdoor shower
for the more adventurous.
Built on raised decks, each has a private sala for
afternoon siestas and offers wonderful views of the
spectacular surrounding floodplains of Botswana. In addition
to the lounge and dining area, there are two plunge pools
and an outdoor boma for dining under the stars, complemented
by wines from an excellent wine cellar. Jao Camp also has a
spa where a wide range of massage therapies are offered.
The main dining lounge and pub area is under cool thatch
beneath the tree canopy and there is also a pool. We also
have an outdoor boma for dining under the stars.
En suite facilities include a bath, flush toilet, basins,
as well as an outdoor shower. Each room has a "sala" for
midday siestas with a wonderful view.
The main dining, lounge and pub areas are under cool
thatch beneath the tree canopy.
The camp has a pool. We also have an outdoor "kgotla"
(Botswana's version of a boma) for dining under the stars.
Raised walkways connect the rooms to the dining room and
Game Viewing / Activities:
Jao offers an excellent all round Okavango experience,
with game drives, mokoro excursions, short guided walks and
boating available. Being outside the Moremi Game Reserve,
night drives are permitted, which allows guests to view the
nocturnally active animals in the area.
Mekoro, boat trips, fishing, nature walks (which must be
requested prior to travel), day and night game drives and
birding are usually on offer all year round due to the
abundance of wildlife in Botswana. There are two platform
hides in the concession.
During an unusually high flood season, game drives begin
by boating out to a nearby Hunda Island where the vehicles
are waiting, and the drive begins from there. Huge herds of
red lechwe can be seen, followed by their primary predator -
prides of lion.
Other game typical of Botswana include elephant, buffalo,
leopard, tsessebe, zebra and wildebeest, hippo and
crocodile. Many bird species are resident such as Meyer's
Parrot, African Harrier Hawk, Black egret, Coppery-tailed
Coucal, Malachite Kingfisher, Hamerkop and Black Crake being
some of the avian treasures found at Jao Camp.
Accommodation Rates:- From $1,242 per person per night sharing. Please
contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary