Jao Camp has a stunning setting in a riverine forest deep in the Jao private concession in the Okavango Delta, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The concession extends to 60,000 hectares, and encompasses wonderfully varied habitats and landscapes.
Accommodation & Facilities
The camp has five large rooms and two villas which can sleep up to four people. All are raised on raised wooden decks beneath a dense canopy of indigenous trees and surrounded by lush palms. Each room at Jao Camp has an en-suite bathroom, a plunge pool and a ‘sala’ for afternoon naps. The dining room, lounge and bar are in a two storey building beneath a thatch roof. There are two swimming pools, a small gym and a spa where guests are able to take many different treatments. There is a nearby elevated hide, where sleep-outs are also on offer.
Wildlife & Activities
Jao Camp offers both land and water based wildlife viewing activities, dependent on the fluctuating levels of the Okavango Delta throughout the year. The wildlife seen is diverse with lion, cheetah and leopard sighted regularly. Tsessebe, red lechwe, zebra, giraffe, warthog and wildebeest dot the flood plains and large herds of buffalo move in and out of the reserve at will. Night drives are good for spotting creatures not often seen such as porcupine, spotted hyena, pangolin, spring hares, bushbabies, civet and genets. As well as day and night drives in open 4×4 vehicles, guests can enjoy boat trips and view wildlife from mokoros (dug-out canoes) whilst drifting along the narrow waterways of the Okavango Delta when water levels allow. Guests may use the hide for viewing wildlife, and also for a sleep-out under the stars. Walking safaris are on offer, and must be pre-booked.