Jacana Camp

Located on a beautiful island in the Jao Concession in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Jacana is a typical Delta camp. Surrounded by seasonally-inundated floodplains and papyrus swamps, Jacana has five en-suite Meru-style tents, built on raised wooden decks to take advantage of the views of the broad channels in front. The main dining area is on an elevated platform nestled between two magnificent sycamore fig trees, surrounded by dense wild date palms, with a large viewing deck and open seating area around the fire.

Being a ‘water camp,’ Jacana Camp offers primarily water activities with game drives during the summer months – dependent on water levels and time of year.

Highlights

  • A water wonderland, home to definitive Delta bird and animal species, from red lechwe to Pel’s fishing-owl
  • Mokoro adventures reveal crystal-channels and beautiful panoramas
  • A true water camp on a remote island deep in the Okavango Delta reveals the magic and mystique of this area

Standard Tent
There are five twin-bedded canvas tented accommodations each with two three quarter beds. Mattress converters are available that transforms twin beds into king-size beds. Each tent has en suite bathrooms and decks, all with beautiful views over the water.


 

 

 

Mokoro Excursions
Glide seamlessly along the waterways of Jacana in a mokoro (a traditional dug-out canoe and spot some of the small fascinating creatures of the Delta – maybe even hippo and crocodile – as well as the wealth of waterbirds of the region.

 

Boating
Trips in 9-seater and 8-seater boats in the waterways to the east of camp allow for good game viewing in the channels further away.

 

Game Drives
Land-based game drives are offered when the inundation levels are lower, typically in the summer months. These drives reveal the likes of elephant, zebra and other plains game, and potentially the predators of the region. Our open 4x4 Land Rovers, each accommodate a maximum of seven guests, thus allowing each guest a ‘window’ seat.



Fishing
Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment (spinner rods and a small range of lures) is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis.

 

Birding
Birding is excellent here with plenty of Okavango ‘specials’ including the Pel’s fishing-owl and Endangered wattled crane.

 

Wilderness walks
Get your feet on the ground and enjoy a walk through the wilds of the Jao Concession. This activity is dependent on water levels and will not be offered at certain times of the year.

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