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.


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 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 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