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 - 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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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