Providing the ultimate Delta water experience in the heart of the Okavango, luxurious Jao Camp is set in an area where islands fringed with riverine forests meet vast productive floodplains. 




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 like 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 Jao Camp

Standard Rooms

  • 8 Tents

  • 6 twin 3/4 bedded rooms, can be converted

  • 2 king size bedded rooms  

  • Ensuite with bath, shower, separate toilet and double vanities

  • Outdoor shower

  • Private deck

  • Air conditioner

  • Fan

  • Mosquito nets

  • Hairdryer

  • Tea/coffee facilities

  • Safe

  • Minibar


Family Rooms

  • 1 Family Tent

  • Twin ¾ beds in each room

  • Own ensuite bathrooms

  • Outdoor shower and bath in main room only

  • Private deck

  • Air conditioner

  • Fan

  • Mosquito nets

  • Hairdryer

  • Tea/coffee facilities

  • Safe

  • Minibar


  • Lounge area

  • Dining area

  • Bar

  • Pool

  • Boma

  • Spa

  • Gym

  • Library

  • Curio shop

  • Credit card facilities

  • WIFI

  • Laundry service

  • Private vehicle available

  • Private dining available

  • Charging facilities

  • 220V plug points and 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 boating activities is 06 years, and for mokoro activities is 13 years (water levels permitting)

Access Details


  • Airstrip Name: Jao Airstrip 

  • Duration to Camp: Approximately 10 minute road transfer 

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

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