Jao Camp is a luxurious camp located in the Jao Concession. The camps offers a superb combination of premier accommodation and excellent year round safari experience. Jao provides guests with the opportunity of going on game drives and boating safaris.
Jao Camp Introduction
Jao Camp is situated on a large, secluded island in a private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. Jao offers the ultimate in luxury, incredible photographic opportunities and magical Botswana sunsets. The wildlife viewing is superb and visitors have described this camp as a ‘once in a lifetime experience’.
Shaded by a canopy of trees, the nine spacious and beautifully-designed tents offer en-suite facilities with indoor and outdoor showers. Expansive views from the private sala at each tent make for a sumptuous setting for afternoon siestas.
There is a main lounge and dining area, two plunge pools and a boma for dining under the stars. Jao Camp also has a spa where a wide range of massage therapies are offered and a gym for the more active.
- Jao is the epitome of luxury in the most remote, scenically splendid setting
- Situated in a private reserve on a remote island, guests have access to open floodplains and savannah for a wonderful Okavango experience.
- Outdoor "sala" to enjoy midday siestas with a view and a breeze.
- The largest concentrations of endangered Wattled Crane are found in this area.
- Activities on offer include day and night game drives, mekoros, boating & fishing (both seasonal) and birding. Please note that no walking safaris are on offer at Jao Camp.
Jao Camp Game Viewing and Activities
Game viewing in the area is good year round and mokoro excursions, boat trips, fishing, guided nature walks, day and night game drives as well as birding opportunities are usually on offer for most of the year due to the abundance of wildlife in the area. 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 includes 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.
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