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Jao Camp, Okavango Delta

Jao Camp is situated in a private reserve on a remote island, to the west of the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Across the waterway in front of the camp, guests have access to open flood plains and savannah for a wonderful Okavango experience. This exclusive lodge offers the very best safari accommodation and luxury safari holidays in Botswana, It is ideal for an African safari honeymoon.

Game Viewing
The activities at Jao include mokoro (dug out canoe) excursions, boat safaris, day and night game drives and guided walks. At certain times of the year, when the area has a large flood, guests take a boat from the camp to a large island where vehicles would be waiting and the game drives start. Expect to see a wide range of game including predators but no rhino.

Rooms
Guests are accommodated in nine large and spacious rooms. Each of the unique and beautiful twin-bedded canvas and thatched rooms. The rooms are built under a canopy of shady trees, with en-suite bathroom, hot and cold running water, a large bath and separate shower. There is an additional outside shower for more adventurous guests who want to enjoy a shower a bit closer to nature! There is an outdoor "sala" for guests to enjoy midday siestas with a view and a breeze. The rooms are raised off the ground and offer wonderful views of the surrounding flood plains.

Dining
A raised walkway connects the rooms to the airy dining room and lounge area. Evening meals can be taken on the deck or in the outdoor 'boma' for dining under the stars, & there is an excellent wine cellar to compliment the sumptuous cuisine. All meals and drinks (except premium imported wines & liqueurs) are included.

Activities
Aside from the game viewing, Jao also has a full time therapist, offering a wide range of massage treatments. There is a small but welcome pool, for a dip after lunch or when you need to cool down. You can also go fishing or bird watching.

Amenities

  • boma
  • ensuite bathroom with indoor/outdoor shower
  • family room available
  • fan & mosquito net
  • fire pit
  • plunge pool
  • private sala & deck
  • safe

Getting there
Access into Jao is by light aircraft, flights are from Maun, or by private charter from another Lodge.