Highlights at Jao Camp
- Game drives
- Night drives
- Game walks
- Glass-bottomed mokoro
- Beauty salon
Jao Camp Information
- Lodge type; Safari Camp
- Location; Okavango Delta
- Lodge size; 12 safari tents
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Jao Camp is situated on a big, remote island inside a private concession within Botswana, bordering the actual Moremi Game Reserve inside the heart of the Okavango Delta.
Along with different habitats which range from waterways and lagoons to dry Kalahari grasslands and open floodplains, Jao Camp will offer both land and water activities, depending on existing flood levels.
This luxurious camp is a relaxing base for a fantastic Okavango Delta Safari experience.
Within the central region within the concession, vast open floodplains offer probably the most spectacular vistas Botswana has to offer. Jao Camp is situated on the southern side of the plains, a region with stunning islands fringed with riverine forests.
Rooms and Suites
This Luxury Okavango Delta Camp offers nine large, attractive tents; each one individually handcrafted. All canvas and thatched suites are positioned underneath a canopy of shady trees and also have en-suite amenities, in addition to an outdoor shower for the more adventurous.
Twin or king-sized beddings options are on offer.
Constructed upon elevated patio's, each one includes a private sala for afternoon siestas while offering excellent vistas from the magnificent adjacent floodplains of Botswana.
Cuisine and Wine
As well as the lounge and dining area, there are two plunge swimming pools as well as an outdoor boma intended for dining beneath the stars, complemented by wines coming from an outstanding wine cellar.
The central guest area is built over two levels and includes a small lounge area, small library and curio shop; all with exceptions views out over the Okavango. On the top level, one finds another larger lounge, dining room and bar again with views that truly breathe taking.
Two plunge pools surrounded by wooden decking and sun loungers are located just off to the side of the central guest area.
Mekoro, boat trips, fishing, nature walks (which has to be requested ahead of travel), night and day game drives as well as birding usually are available throughout the year as a result of plethora the of wildlife in Botswana.
There are two platform hides in the concession.
During an abnormally high flood season, game drives begin by boating out to a nearby Hunda Island the location where the vehicles will be waiting, and the drive commences from there. Huge herds of red lechwe are visible, accompanied by their primary predator - prides of lion.
Other wildlife common with Botswana includes elephant, buffalo, leopard, tsessebe, zebra and wildebeest, hippo and crocodile. Numerous bird species are resident for example Meyer's Parrot, African Harrier Hawk, Black egret, Coppery-tailed Coucal, Malachite Kingfisher, Hamerkop and Black Crake being a few of the avian treasures found at Jao Camp.
Families with little ones aged six years and older are most welcome at Jao Camp. A "Bush Buddy Programme" is an option for the little ones with a host of activities ranging from educational bush walks to wildlife tracking lessons. Jao, in other words, is the perfect camp for a Botswana family safari.
Spa and Wellness
Jao offers a wellness spa under magnificent African ebony trees overlooking lush waterways and bushveld of the surrounding Okavango. An enchanting setting with an array of therapeutic massage treatments all by the skilled masseuses with a full menu of therapies from facials to manicures, and a range of massage options.
There is also a small but fully equipped gym for the more active of guests.
Rates from US$1 445.00 pp
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollars (US$)
*Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- Twice daily scheduled camp activities
- Park fees
- All local drinks
- Local and international flights
- Local transfers
- Items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Premium drinks; imported brands and champagne
- Spa treatments