Jacana Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Jacana Camp is a Classic Camp

Classic Okavango Delta island living

Located on a beautiful island in the Jao Concession on the Moremi Game Reserve, Jacana Camp is a typical Delta camp. Surrounded by seasonally-inundated floodplains and papyrus swamps, Jacana Camp has five en-suite Meru-style tents, including a family tent, built on raised wooden decks to facilitate its panoramic views of the Okavango Delta. The main dining area is on an elevated platform between two magnificent sycamore fig trees and surrounded by dense wild date palms. Jacana Camp also has a cosy lounge with an area for an open fire under the stars; and a plunge pool for cooling off in the midday sun.


  • A water wonderland, home to definitive Delta bird and animal species, from red lechwe to Pel’s fishing-owl
  • Mokoro adventures reveal crystal-channels and beautiful panoramas
  • A true water camp on a remote island deep in the Okavango Delta reveals the magic and mystique of this area
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Some things to do at Jacana Camp

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
  • Seasoned Traveller
  • View Delta life, from mammals to birds to reed frogs, while on a traditional mokoro – Africa’s dugout canoe.

  • Watch elephant or hippo wallowing in the cool waters from the decks of camp.

  • Catch and release a fish on a fishing expedition – or just marvel at the waterlilies around you.


Activities and Facilities:

Game Drive (Day) Mokoro Boating (Seasonal) Catch-and-Release Fishing (Seasonal) Birding Pool Family Room Tented Camp Guided Walks (Seasonal)

Latest News From Jacana Camp

  • Jacana Camp - July 2015
    Sep 10, 2015

    The opportunity to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with nature’s megafauna at Jacana Camp is always a humbling experience…

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  • Jacana Camp – June 2015
    Aug 18, 2015

    Lucky guests watch a croc catch his dinner just five metres from their tent deck while others were visited regularly by elephant feeding on the abundance of figs on Jacana’s sycamore trees…

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  • Jacana Camp – May 2015
    Jul 13, 2015

    Elephants put on quite the show at Jacana Camp this month, rivalled only by the amazing sunrises and sunsets bookending a few perfect May days in the Okavango…

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ This was our second stay at Jacana and it was superb again we stayed in 2014 and again in late May 2015. Wonderful staff cant do enough for you great food and plenty of it. Highly recommend this camp. ”
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Reviewed by: Dasa1414, 25 June 2015