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Jacana Camp

Okavango Delta, Botswana

This beautiful camp consists of five tents and its remote setting offers fantastic views of the flood plain as well as being a great base for activities - the camp floods almost entirely during the rainy season, giving perfect opportunities for boating.

At a Glance

  • Explore the delta channels by boat and mokoro

  • Family tented room

  • Fishing

  • Plunge pool for cooling off in the midday sun

  • Lounge by an open fire and gaze up at the stars

Adventure, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track, Wildlife

Insider's View

The most relaxing way to go on safari in on a mokoro exploring the Delta's many cannels.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Jacana Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Okavango Delta and Moremi

Description

Jacana Camp, is situated in the private Jao Concession on the Moremi Game Reserve boundary in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. It truly is a water-oriented camp and offers mokoro and walking safaris all year round. Game drives are also on offer year round but night drives are ony possible from around September to May as water levels restrict this activity when the delta is in flood.

The camp is set in one of the most densely populated wetland areas for sitatunga and red lechwe. Wildlife concentrations depend on water flow and volume and thus change from season to season but all the big animals can be found in the area including elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo. Pel’s fishing owl is a favorite amongst birders as well as greater and lesser Jacanas.

Jacana Camp has 5 meru-style tents. Each tent is on a wooden deck overlooking the floodplains and has an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and shower. The bathroom is enclosed but roofless allowing for showers by starlight. The camp has a plunge pool for cooling off from the midday sun.

The main dining area is on an elevated wooden deck between two magnificent sycamore fig trees and surrounded by dense wild date palms. Downstairs, there is a cosy bar and lounge with an area for an open fire under the stars. It is unique in that is only one of two camps in the Okavango Delta to be on two levels.

Accommodation

Jacana Camp consists of five Meru-style tents built on raised wooden decks to facilitate its panoramic views of the Okavango Delta. Each tent has an enclosed en-suite bathroom featuring a roofless shower which is lit by dappled sunlight and shade or by the stars themselves at night.

Childcare

Jacana Camp is not suited to very small children and there is a minimum age of 8 years. However, food and meal times can be adjusted to suit younger guests and many children find safari a fascinating and informative experience.

Activities

Jacana Camp offers mokoro, boating and walking safaris all year round. Game drives are also on offer year round but night drives are only possible from around September to May as water levels restrict this activity when the delta is in flood. The camp also has a plunge pool to help you cool off in between safaris.

Location & Directions

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Jacana Camp is situated in the private Jao Concession on the Moremi Game Reserve boundary in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Jacana Camp is a true water camp, becoming a small island surrounded by flooded plains when the Okavango Delta is at its peak flooding each year (usually from April to October).

When to go

Botswana’s winter is during our British summer, and the weather is hot during the day, but it isn't a stifling heat, and cold at night. The summer months (British winter) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Jacana Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Okavango Delta and Moremi

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