Jao Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Jao Camp is a Premier Camp

A sophisticated Okavango Delta retreat

Providing the ultimate Delta water experience in the heart of the Okavango, luxurious Jao Camp is set in an area where islands fringed with riverine forests meet vast productive floodplains. Shaded by a canopy of trees, the nine spacious and beautifully-designed tents offer en-suite facilities with indoor and outdoor showers. Expansive views from the private sala at each tent make for a sumptuous setting for afternoon siestas.

In addition to the main lounge and dining area, there are two plunge pools and a boma for dining under the stars, complemented by wines from an excellent wine cellar. Jao Camp also has a spa where a wide range of massage therapies are offered and a gym for the more active. The camp itself perfectly mirrors the beauty of the Delta and allows an effortless entry into the wonders of this pristine wetland paradise.

Highlights

  • Jao is the epitome of luxury in the most remote, scenically splendid setting
  • Frequently visited by wildlife, including a gregarious family of mongoose that has made Jao its home
  • Sparkling waters, swaying reeds, leaping lechwe and dancing cranes – perpetual poetry in motion
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Some things to do at Jao Camp

  • First time to Africa
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  • Float down crystal-clear channels on a mokoro (dug-out canoe) to see wildlife wading through the waters.

  • Hop on a boat and travel further to take in the sights and sounds of this wetland paradise.

  • Enjoy a pampering massage out on your private deck or in the Spa.

 

Activities and Facilities:

Game Drive (Day) Game Drive (Night) Mokoro (seasonal) Boating (Seasonal) Catch-and-Release Fishing (Seasonal) Birding Gym Spa Treatments Pool Family Room Tented Camp Solar Power Sleep-out Deck Guided Walks (subject to availability of a qualified guide) Wi-Fi

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Latest News From Jao Camp

  • Jao Camp - May 2016
    May 19, 2016

    Water is what distinguishes the Okavango from the rest of arid Botswana, and water is what we have in blessed abundance at Jao, snaking through the Delta offering its precious life-giving resource to this miracle desert…

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  • Jao Camp - April 2016
    Apr 13, 2016

    One of our young female lionesses, a very special character in the Jao story, was spotted mating with one of the collared males that are visiting in the area…

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  • Jao Camp - March 2016
    Mar 15, 2016

    A milestone for Jao this month as the low rainfall allowed wild dogs to cross over on to our island for the first time in years…

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“ We have been fortunate in life and visited much of the wilderness areas in Southern Africa and highly rated lodges, but Jao will remain THE one most deeply etched into our psyche. ”
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Reviewed by: Jon Q, 08 February 2016