Lodge And Activity Highlights
- Jao ame drives with expert guides
- Night drives in the private safari concession
- Walking safaris with expert guides
- Glass-bottomed mokoro excursions on the Okavango waterways
- Fishing for bream
- Wellness and gym facilities
- Cuisine, no matter the time of day, is fantastic
- Both land and water activities are available
General Lodge Information
- Lodge type; Luxury Safari Camp
- Location; Okavango Delta
- Lodge size; 12 Luxury Suites
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Experience An Authentic Safari Camp In The Private Jao Concession In The Okavango Delta
Jao Camp in the private Jao Concession is a luxury safari camp situated in the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta that offers visitors an exquisite view of the wildlife and landscape in the area.
Jao Camp offers nine luxurious tents, each with a private balcony overlooking the floodplains. The camp on a remote island is perfect for those looking to get away from it all and experience an authentic African safari.
Jao Camp is committed to providing its guests with a memorable and sustainable experience. The camp has its Solar power plant, recycling facilities, and a water treatment plant that ensures the camp leaves a minimal environmental impact.
The delta is a unique and pristine wilderness area home to various wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, and hippos. The Okavango Delta is also an excellent place for bird watching, with over 400 species found in the area.
Look no further than Jao if you're looking for an immersive and luxurious African safari experience.
Rooms And Suites
Jao Camp Rooms And Suites offer a unique and luxurious experience in the Okavango Delta. With nine large, attractive tents individually handcrafted, Jao Camp provides a unique and comfortable experience in the heart of the Delta.
All canvas and thatched Jao suites are positioned underneath a canopy of shady trees. They have large and luxurious en-suite amenities with outdoor showers for the more adventurous as well as outdoor private plunge pools.
Twin or king-sized beddings options are on offer, and private salas for afternoon siestas with excellent vistas from the magnificent adjacent floodplains of Okavango Delta and Jao Concession.
Jao Camp is the perfect place to relax and experience the natural beauty of the Okavango Delta.
Cuisine And Wine
The Jao Camp cuisine and wine pairing is an exquisite experience that you will never forget.
The lounge and dining area is set in a beautiful location with stunning views of the African bush and the waterways of the Okavango Delta.
An outdoor boma at Jao is intended for dining beneath the stars. The outdoor boma is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal while listening to the sounds of the African wildlife.
The Jao Camp wine cellar features an outstanding selection of wines from around the world. The wine list has been carefully curated to complement the unique flavours of African cuisine.
The Jao Camp provides guests with a variety of exceptional facilities that are perfect for enjoying the incredible views of the Okavango.
These facilities include a central guest area, two plunge pools, a lounge area, a bar, and a dining room.
Jao guests can relax in the sun, take in the incredible scenery, or enjoy a refreshing swim.
There is also a small library and curio shop on-site, providing guests with a chance to learn more about the area and its history.
Jao Camp truly provides everything guests need for an unforgettable experience in the Okavango Delta. Wi-Fi is available around the central guest area at Jao.
The safari experiences activities at Jao Camp are some of the best in the area and offers guests both land and water safari options.
Visitors can enjoy mokoro trips (traditional dugout canoe), boat trips, fishing, nature walks, and game drives within the Jao Concession. All game viewing, wildlife drives and water activities depend on the water levels of the delta.
Jao Camp is also a great place for birding, and visitors can often see a wide variety of different species. The camp is located in an excellent spot for game viewing and a great place to enjoy a safari vacation.
Wildlife sightings that are common in the area when out on a game drive include; elephant, buffalo, leopard, tsessebe, zebra and wildebeest, hippo, red lechwe and crocodile.
For those interested in birding, Meyer's Parrot, African Harrier Hawk, Black egret, Coppery-tailed Coucal, Malachite Kingfisher, Hamerkop, Pels Fishing Owl and Black Crake are a few of the avian treasures found near Jao Camp.
Just walking around the Jao with a camera in hand, one will spot and photograph a good amount of bird species.
A game and wildlife drive is normally a morning and afternoon affair, with other activities on request or take place during midday.
Jao Camp is a place where families with children who are six years old or older are most welcome with suitable family accommodation.
A Bush Buddy Programme is available for the little ones. The kids can partake in activities, for example, educational bush walks and wildlife tracking lessons.
Jao Camp is the perfect place for an African family safari.
Families with younger children should look at a private safari vehicle option.
Spa And Wellness
The Jao Spa And Wellness Facilities offer a variety of therapeutic massage treatments perfect for relaxation.
The skilled masseuses provide facials, manicures, and a range of massage options to make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
The small but fully equipped gym is perfect for guests who want to stay active while on vacation; equipment includes a cross trainer, a treadmill for running, a rowing machine, an exercise ball and yoga mats. Jao Camp is the perfect place to relax, rejuvenate, and recharge.
Rates from US$ 1 625.00 per person
Jao Camp Rates
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollars (US$)
*Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- Twice daily scheduled camp activities
- Jao park fees
- All local drinks
- Local and international flights
- Local transfers
- Items of a personal nature
- Travel Insurance
- Premium drinks; imported brands, and champagne
- Jao spa and wellness treatments
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