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 - 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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  • Jao Camp - June 2016
    Jun 20, 2016

    The big cats had no choice but to get their feet wet as they moved around at Jao lately…

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  • 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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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