Jacana CampJacana Camp is on a forested island in the remote western Jao concession of the Okavango Delta, neighbouring Moremi Game Reserve.
Jao Concession on Moremi Game Reserve’s western border
Tented safari camp
Jacana Camp is on a forested island in the remote western Jao concession of the Okavango Delta, neighbouring Moremi Game Reserve. All the tents and the main building are set on elevated decks with wide ranging and beautiful views of the surrounding waterways.
Most activities from this ‘wet’ camp involve the water. There are 7 and 12-seater motorised boats which give you access to the many water channels both near and distant, offering superb wildlife viewing. You can sit back in a mokoro as your guide poles you through the water, spying waterbirds, tiny reed frogs and maybe crocodile as you pass quietly by. Keen and would-be anglers can borrow the camp’s rods and lures to try their hands at catch and release fishing, a seasonal activity. When the waters are low after the floods (usually about September to April) you could be offered game drives on the plains.
The two level main building looks out over a deck to the watery wilderness beyond. There’s plenty of room to relax downstairs by day and enjoy tasty meals created by the chef in the dining room upstairs. At night you can dine on the deck by the light of lanterns.
Tents are set deep into the woodland which offer privacy and shelter. Each has a viewing deck overlooking the water where you can rest quite undisturbed and take in the views. Inside floor to ceiling windows on either side of the bedroom make the rooms exceptionally light. Curtains can be drawn as darkness falls, creating a cosy haven. The large bed has a mosquito net covering and a woven storage trunk at its foot. There are two armchairs and a small table. The bathroom feature his and hers basins, a shower and flush toilet. It leads out to a private deck with either a bathtub or shower, for ablutions with a view!
jacana Camp Highlights
- A small, luxurious water-based camp
- Beautiful island location on the Jao Flats west of Moremi
- Explore the Okavango Delta by traditional mokoro or motor boat
- Watch elephants and hippos in the river from the main deck
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Jacana Camp Location
- 5 guest tents
- Open all year
- Children aged 12 and over are welcome. The camp may accept children aged 6 to 12, but private activities must be booked. There is a family tent with 2 linked bedrooms.
- 2-storey main building with sitting and dining areas
- Library and Bar
- Gift shop
- Plunge pool
- Sunbathing deck
- Mokoro rides
- Motorised boat trips
- Game drives (seasonal, usually September to April)
- Catch and release fishing
Rooms are welcoming, with large, comfy beds, plenty of storage space, indoor and outdoor showers and a private viewing deck.
- 5 guest tents including a 2 – bedroom family tent
- Mosquito – netted bed
- Easy chairs and writing deck
- Ceiling fan
- River-facing veranda
- En-suite bathroom with shower, twin basins and flush toilet
- Secluded deck with an outdoor shower, and one room with an outdoor bathtub
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