Jao Camp is situated in a private reserve on a remote large island, to the west of the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Across the waterway in front of the camp, guests have access to open flood plains and savannah for a wonderful Okavango experience.
Jao Camp at a Glance
- Acccommodation in nine spacious luxury tents
- En suite bathroom and outside shower
- Boating, walks, game drives night and day,canoeing
- Massage therapies
- Trips to Hunda Island
Jao Camp Accommodation
Guests are accommodated in nine large and spacious rooms. Each of the unique and beautiful twin-bedded canvas and thatched rooms has been individually handcrafted under the direction of renowned architects Sylvio Rech and Leslie Carstens. The rooms are built under a canopy of shady trees, with en-suite bathroom, hot and cold running water, a large bath and double vanity. There is an additional outside shower under the stars for those more adventurous guests who want to shower closer to nature. There is an outdoor "sala" for guests to enjoy midday siestas with a view and a breeze. The rooms are raised off the ground and offer wonderful views of the surrounding flood plains. A raised walkway connects the rooms to the dining room and lounge area. There is a plunge pool and an outdoor 'boma' for dining under the stars, as well as an excellent wine cellar.
Jao Camp Activities
offers a Salon with a fulltime therapist, offering a wide range of
massage treatments. The activities at Jao include mokoro (dug out
canoe) excursions, boats, fishing, day and night game drives and guided
walks. If the area has a large flood, we usually have to boat to a
large island, called Hunda Island, where vehicles would be waiting
and the game drives start. Jao is a multi~activity camp. Canoeing(Mekoros),
boating, walks, game drives and night drives are all on offer all
year. The primary focus of the activities changes according to the
time of year and the flood levels. Nowhere in the Okavango do we experience
more extreme contrasts in the seasons. From about May to late September,
the floods arrive and the floodplains fill up with crystal clear waters.
From October to April, the flood levels drop and the floodplains turn
into savannah grasslands.
Jao Camp only accepts children 6 yrs and over.
No childcare/baby-sitters are provided for. Children must be under
the care of their parents at all times.
Please Note: Children 6-12 yrs require the use of a Private Vehicle
and Ranger for all activities - this will be at an additional charge.
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