Set against the backdrop of floodplains and forested islands, secluded Jao Camp is a luxury accommodation option in Botswana's famous Okavango Delta. A charming blend of African and Balinese interiors, the camp is hidden beneath endemic trees and affords excellent views of the surrounding waterways. Guests can enjoy both land and water based activities and incredible game viewing; go on full day game drives and enjoy delicious picnics in the wilderness, or view game by mokoro, a traditional dug-out canoe. Sit back in these authentic boats as rangers guide you on a wildlife extravaganza, with hippo, elephant and crocodile regulars at the water's edge.
Impressively redefining the definition of a tent, accommodation at Jao Camp offers beautifully spacious interiors surrounded by lush trees for added seclusion and intimacy. Tents are raised high off the ground on wooden platforms and boast luxurious high ceilings, comfortable beds and en-suite facilities with a romantic outdoor shower. All rooms also possess a sala area for a sneaky siesta in between activities. Set to charm, the accommodation at Jao offers an unforgettable stay under canvas.
The main guest area of the lodge features a dining area, two plunge pools and a quaint spa that provides a number of therapies and treatments; massages are particularly good. For birders the area around camp is an excellent place to indulge an avian passion, with Meyer's parrot and the black heron spotted nearby.
At a glance
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Guided Walking Safari
Star Gazing/Star Bed
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