Jacana Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Jacana Camp is a Classic Camp

Things to do at Jacana Camp

Being a ‘water camp,’ Jacana Camp offers primarily water activities with game drives in the dry season – dependent on water levels and time of year.

Mokoro Excursions

Glide seamlessly along the waterways of Jacana in 2-seater mekoro (a traditional dug-out canoe; singular: mokoro) and see wildlife from the water’s viewpoint.


Trips in 12-seater and 7-seater boats in the waterways to the east of camp allow for good game viewing in the channels further away.


Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment (spinner rods and a small range of lures) is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis.


A raised hide located about 40 minutes from camp offers opportunities for watching the comings and goings of wildlife. Equipped with a long-drop loo, sleep-outs can also be arranged here for a maximum of six people.

Game Drives

Land-based game drives are offered in open 4x4 Land Rovers, each accommodating a maximum of seven guests, thus allowing each guest an outside seat. Bean bags are available to use for steadying your camera while on game drive.

Latest News From Jacana Camp

  • Jacana Camp - February 2014
    Feb 28, 2014

    Jacana Camp – where sightings of the rare and elusive Pel’s fishing-owl are a daily occurrence!

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  • Jacana Camp - January 2014
    Jan 31, 2014

    Sitatunga sighted regularly and the birding is as impressive as ever

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  • Jacana Camp - December 2013
    Dec 30, 2013

    The rains have arrived – bringing water and ultimately rejuvenating the entire landscape.

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ The boat ride to the camp was an adventure in itself and then you see it nestled away on a small island in the middle of water. Wow! ”
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Reviewed by: StephHitH, 2012.11.30