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 during the summer months – dependent on water levels and time of year.

Mokoro Excursions

Glide seamlessly along the waterways of Jacana in a mokoro (a traditional dug-out canoe and spot some of the small fascinating creatures of the Delta – maybe even hippo and crocodile – as well as the wealth of waterbirds of the region.

Boating

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.

Game Drives

Land-based game drives are offered when the inundation levels are lower, typically in the summer months. These drives reveal the likes of elephant, zebra and other plains game, and potentially the predators of the region. Our open 4x4 Land Rovers, each accommodate a maximum of seven guests, thus allowing each guest a ‘window’ seat.

Fishing

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.

Latest News From Jacana Camp

  • Jacana Camp - March 2016
    Mar 14, 2016

    When lion are in the area, the lechwe seem to gather in the water at night – a phenomenon we witnessed at Jacana this month!

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  • Jacana Camp - December 2015
    Dec 23, 2015

    Even with the limitation of reduced water levels at Jacana we were still able to wow our guests with great sightings from the water including a sitatunga family (bull, cow and calf) on the edge of the reeds…

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  • Jacana Camp - November 2015
    Nov 11, 2015

    We are enjoying the presence of Jacana’s new family of nine banded mongooses as they search for freshwater crabs and frolic in the shallows.

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ My room overlooked the waterways with spectacular sunrises which I was able to lay in bed and take in as the day starts a little later than the land based camps. As a sunrise connoisseur this was a huge bonus. ”
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Reviewed by: GurusW, 21 September 2015