Jao Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Jao Camp is a Premier Camp

4Cs Projects at Jao Camp

As a camp dedicated to the sustainability of conservation and community, Jao Camp is intimately involved in projects which support these principles.


Tubu Joint Management Committee

Jao Concession holders and the University of Botswana (under the auspices of the Biokavango Project) launched a committee to reduce conflict between the community and the Jao Concession – specifically with regard to curbing poaching and over-fishing.

Green Operating Systems

In keeping with our objective of reducing energy consumption and fuel use, Jao Camp’s accommodation is solar powered, with electricity and hot water provided via solar panels and inverters. Waste water (sewage and grey water) is treated in an Above Ground Sewage Plant, ensuring that the water is clean before being allowed to enter the natural environment.

Latest Jao Camp Album

Submitted by: Cathy Kays, Jul 29, 2016

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Latest News From Jao Camp

  • Jao Camp - September 2016
    Sep 9, 2016

    There were some amazing sightings of lions mating at Jao, as well as a big old male lion stomping around, making it known that he is back in the area, taking his drink at the closest waterhole after the excitement of his day…

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  • Jao Camp - August 2016
    Aug 14, 2016

    Guests experienced some great wildlife sightings both at Jao on the big island with the leopards and across on Hunda Island where a pride of lion has cubs, while one guest came back with a count of 43 giraffe from her game drive…

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  • Jao Camp - July 2016
    Jul 10, 2016

    To the intense delight of the entire Jao team, a bushbuck gave birth to a tiny lamb just outside the office behind a termite mound…

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ 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