Jacana Camp is a typical Delta camp, surrounded by seasonally-inundated floodplains and papyrus swamps.

Situated in the very heart of the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, the 60 000-hectare (150 000-acre) Jao Concession embodies all the magic and mystique of Botswana with vegetation that varies from permanent swamps to dry land. In the east, the Jao Flats boast water channels that cut their way through the papyrus and reed beds, providing the perfect environment for wildlife. Beautiful lush palm islands dot the water. Around the Jao Flats spectacular herds of red lechwe are followed by the primary predators – lion and leopard. Other game includes tsessebe, elephant, hippo and crocodile. Sitatunga are seen occasionally, and sightings of spotted-necked otter are regular. Birding is exceptional in the Jao Concession, with Vulnerable wattled crane, slaty egret, rosy-throated longclaw, Pel’s fishing-owl, and lesser jacana to be seen in the wetter areas. Other exciting species include swamp nightjar and brown firefinch.

Accommodation at Jacana Camp

Standard Rooms

  • 3 Canvas Tents

  • Twin ¾ beds, can be converted

  • Ensuite with shower

  • Outdoor shower

  • Private deck

  • Fan

  • Mosquito nets

  • Tea/coffee facilities

  • Safe

   

Family Rooms

  • 1 Family Tent

  • Double bedded room and twin ¾ bedded room

  • Shared bathroom

  • Outdoor shower

  • Private deck

  • Fan

  • Mosquito nets

  • Tea/coffee facilities

  • Safe

 

Honeymoon Suites

  • 1 Honeymoon Tent

  • King size bed

  • Ensuite with shower

  • Outdoor shower and bath

  • Private deck

  • Fan

  • Mosquito nets

  • Tea/coffee facilities

  • Safe

Facilities

  • Dining area

  • Lounge area

  • Bar

  • Pool

  • Curio shop

  • Credit card facilities

  • Laundry service

  • Private vehicle available

  • Charging facilities

  • 220V multi-plug adaptors

Child Policy

  • No children under 6 years old

  • For families travelling with children between 06 and 12 years, private activities need to be booked and paid for

  • Children between 06 and 16 years must share with an adult/s in the same tent

  • The minimum age for walking and mokoro activities is 13 years and for boating activities is 06 years (water levels permitting)

 

Access Details

Fly-In 

  • Airstrip Name: Jao Airstrip 

  • Duration to Camp: Approximately 45 minute transfer 

  • Airstrip Coordinates: S19 18 Latitude E22 35 Longitude - These GPS coordinates are for the purposes of locating and plotting airstrips on Google Earth only

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