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 - July 2016
    Jul 9, 2016

    In the time it takes to have a coffee in Jacana’s main area lounge, guests are likely to see little bee-eaters, pied kingfishers, African jacanas, saddle-billed storks and herons going about their busy days…

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  • Jacana Camp - June 2016
    Jun 16, 2016

    Jacana’s guests have had great sightings of wattled cranes in the floodplains in front of camp as well as the extraordinary pleasure of having their sundowners in the company of a Pel’s fishing-owl…

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  • Jacana Camp - May 2016
    May 18, 2016

    Jacana guests were thrilled to see a kill right on their tent deck – even though it was ‘only’ a skink catching a spider…

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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