Jao Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Jao Camp is a Premier Camp

Things to do at Jao Camp

Jao’s position, amongst waterways and lagoons, yet close to dry Kalahari woodland, means you can enjoy both water and land experiences, depending on the time of year.


Mokoro Excursion

There is no better way of viewing the Delta and its wildlife than by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe). At Jao we have a number of these – as well as two glass-bottomed mekoro for an entirely out of this world experience!


Boating

Trips in our eight-seater boats in the waterways to the east of camp allow for good game viewing in the channels further away.


Game Drives

Morning and afternoon game drives are offered in open 4x4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of seven people allowing each guest a window seat.


Full-Day Game Drives and Picnics

A 45-minute boat ride from Jao Camp, you can enjoy a full-day game drive, along with a picnic, on wildlife-rich Hunda Island.


Night Drives

Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you wouldn’t see during the day.


Hide and star bed

A raised hide located about 20 minutes from camp is a great place to watch the comings and goings of wildlife. The hide can also be used for sleep-outs for a maximum of four people at a time. The hide is equipped with a long-drop toilet.


Fishing

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.


Jao Spa

Tucked under magnificent African ebony trees overlooking lush waterways, the Jao Spa is an enchanting setting where you can rest and feel utterly restored. Here, we offer a full menu of therapies from facials to manicures, and a range of massage options.


Gym

Our gym is equipped with a cross trainer, rowing machine, stationary bike, yoga mats, exercise ball and free weights - and beautiful views over the water.


Entertainment Room

The entertainment room is furnished as a lounge and dining area. It is suitable for private dining, children's entertainment, watching wildlife documentaries and conducting lectures.

Latest News From Jao Camp

  • Jao Camp – August 2014
    Aug 31, 2014

    A very special outing was enjoyed by guests at Jao Camp – a sunset helicopter trip culminating in a sundowner and a bush dinner…

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  • Jao Camp – July 2014
    Jul 31, 2014

    The five lion cubs in our visiting pride provide guests with the sighting of a lifetime on their first kill – then promptly raise adrenalin levels stalking the guests’ meal out at a bush dinner…

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  • Jao Camp – June 2014
    Jun 30, 2014

    Undeniable highlight of the month at Jao Camp was the sighting of a majestic martial eagle’s steenbok kill…

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ The water based activities added great variety to our experience with fishing on small motor boats and trips on mokoros. ”
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Reviewed by: Sandy H, 2013.04.20