Jao Camp

LodgesSouthern AfricaBotswanaOkavango DeltaJao Camp
  • Top Class Service
    The standards of service here are world class – as you’d expect from a Premier Wilderness Camp.
  • Excellent Game Viewing
    The game viewing at Jao is phenomenal!
  • Variety of Activities
    A wide range of activities are on offer here from game drives to mokoro (canoe) trips.
  • Wild Sleep Outs
    Jao offers a “sleep out” experience on a raised hide located close to camp.
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General Information

Jao Camp is in the epicentre of the Okavango Delta, one of the most remote places on earth, in Botswana. The camp is only accessible by air and is a classic African wilderness experience.

Famed for having one of the best spas in Botswana, the camp is built on several levels and decorated with the finest in African art and sculptures. 9 thatched tented rooms provide luxury safari accommodation and are all built under a canopy of trees. Each has a private deck.

  • Gym
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Kids club

Jao Camp is located on a large remote island in a private concession of the Delta, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.


Accommodation consists of nine luxury tents connected via raised walkways to the main communal area. The tents have canvas sides, wooden doors and thatch roof. En- suite facilities include a bath, his & her basins, outdoor shower and slippers and gowns. Each room has a veranda with spectacular vistas over the floodplains, fans and a safe.


Activities include day and night game drives in open 4×4 landrovers each accommodating a maximum of 7 guests, allowing all guests an outside seat. Bush walks are offered and full day game drive with a picnic on Hunda Island – a 45 minute boat ride away from Jao Camp. Water game viewing is offered in 2 seater glass-bottomed mokoro’s or 12 classic mokoro’s. Fishing is available on a catch and release basis – basic rods and reels are supplied by the camp. A raised hide located about 20 minutes from camp (which can be used for sleep-outs – maximum 4 people at a time – and is equipped with a long-drop loo).

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