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Jacana Camp

Okavango Delta

Rating: Deluxe    

Jacana Camp overview

Jacana Camp is situated in the Jao Concession on the border of the Moremi Game Reserve. It is located on an island and is a small, intimate camp with accommodation for just 10 guests. This is great area for year round game viewing.

There are just 5 tented chalets set on raised wooden decks to make the most of the marvellous views. Each has an ensuite bathroom with a hand basin, flush toilet and shower. The main dining area is on a raised wooden platform between 2 sycamore fig trees. Meals can also be taken outdoors in the boma by the camp fire. The cosy lounge is below the dining area and has a large viewing deck. There is a separate thatched relaxation area with hammocks, ideal for taking it easy between game viewing activities. The camp also has a plunge pool.

Mokoro rides are popular ways to explore the waterways of the delta and Jacana also offers boating trips. Game drives are available from September to May. Walking safaris are offered, but need to be booked prior to travel. There are 2 platform decks for guests to visit in the Jao Concession.

This is a great area for seeing sitatunga and red lechwe. Of the larger animals, guests can hope to see elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo. The birdlife near Jacana is plentiful. The volume of wildlife is dependant on water flow, so varies season to season.


Open: All year. 

Location: The camp is located in the private Jao Concessionon the Moremi Game Reserve. It is set on an island surrounded by floodplain and papyrus swamps. Access to the camp is usually via a light aircraft transfer to the Jao airstrip. 

Rooms: 5 tented chalets accessed by sandy paths. The tents are on raised wooden decks and have small verandas. Each has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, basin and a flushing toilet. There is a family unit with 2 bedrooms link by a shared bathroom. 

Activities: Guests can take mokoro trips throughout the year and game drives between September and May when the floodwaters have receded. Guided walking safaris are also offered. There are 2 hides within the Jao Concession. Birdlife is abundant making bird watching a rewarding activity. 

Facilities: The main dining area is on an elevated platform set between 2 sycamore fig trees and surrounded by wild date palms. Beneath the dining area there is a cosy lounge and bar and a camp fire. The camp has a plunge pool for escaping the heat of the day. 

Dining: Meals are served buffet style and eaten together as a group. 

Children: Children over the age of 6 years are welcome at the camp. Children need to be kept under supervision at all times. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 require the use of a private vehicle and ranger for all activities, at an additional charge. 

Health: This is a malarial area. 

There is no mobile reception, no direct ‘phone or fax and no email. Communication is maintained with the head office in Maun via radio. 

Notes: Disabled access is not possible.

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