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.

Game Walk

Depending on qualified guide availability, nature walks with skilled, armed guides are wonderful ways of getting close to nature and observing the smaller things you miss when travelling by vehicle. (*seasonal and subject to the availability of a qualified walking guide, therefore pre-booking is essential).

Latest News From Jacana Camp

  • Jacana Camp - January 2017
    Jan 12, 2017

    Guests at Jacana had the opportunity to watch a martial eagle kill and try to carry off a water monitor lizard…

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  • Jacana Camp - November 2016
    Nov 10, 2016

    With summer around the corner, we have an unofficial superstition on the Jao Concession that summer does not start until you have heard and visually confirmed your first woodland kingfisher of the season.

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  • Jacana Camp - October 2016
    Oct 19, 2016

    Jacana guests on a night drive had a once-in-a-lifetime experience when they watched a female lion defend her kudu kill – and nearby cubs – from a pack of 13 wild dog…

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Reviewed by: Deb2803, 02 January 2017