Jao Camp

Providing the ultimate Delta water experience in the heart of the Okavango, luxurious Jao Camp is set in an area where islands fringed with riverine forests meet vast productive floodplains. Shaded by a canopy of trees, the nine spacious and beautifully-designed tents offer en-suite facilities with indoor and outdoor showers. Expansive views from the private sala at each tent make for a sumptuous setting for afternoon siestas.

In addition to the main lounge and dining area, there are two plunge pools and a boma for dining under the stars, complemented by wines from an excellent wine cellar. Jao Camp also has a spa where a wide range of massage therapies are offered and a gym for the more active. The camp itself perfectly mirrors the beauty of the Delta and allows an effortless entry into the wonders of this pristine wetland paradise.

Jao’s position, amongst waterways and lagoons, yet close to dry Kalahari woodland, means you can enjoy both water and land experiences, depending on the time of year.

Mokoro Excursion

There is no better way of viewing the Delta and its wildlife than by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe). At Jao we have a number of these – as well as two glass-bottomed mekoro for an entirely out of this world experience!



Trips in our eight-seater boats in the waterways to the east of camp allow for good game viewing in the channels further away.


Game Drives

Morning and afternoon game drives are offered in open 4x4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of seven people allowing each guest a window seat.


Full-Day Game Drives and Picnics

A 45-minute boat ride from Jao Camp, you can enjoy a full-day game drive, along with a picnic, on wildlife-rich Hunda Island.


Night Drives

Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you wouldn’t see during the day.


Hide and Star Bed

A raised hide located about 20 minutes from camp is a great place to watch the comings and goings of wildlife. The hide can also be used for sleep-outs for a maximum of two people on a queen-size bed with a large mosquito net. The hide is equipped with a long-drop toilet.


Jao Spa

Tucked under magnificent African ebony trees overlooking lush waterways, the Jao Spa is an enchanting setting where you can rest and feel utterly restored. Here, we offer a full menu of therapies from facials to manicures, and a range of massage options.



Our gym is equipped with a cross trainer, rowing machine, stationary bike, yoga mats, exercise ball and free weights - and beautiful views over the water.



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.


Entertainment Room

The entertainment room is furnished as a lounge and dining area. It is suitable for private dining, children's entertainment, watching wildlife documentaries and conducting lectures.


Jao Camp is located in the private Jao Concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.


  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated.
  • For families travelling with children between 6 and 12 years, private activities need to be booked and paid for.
  • Children between 6 and 16 years must share with an adult/s in the same room.
  • The minimum age for boating activities is 6 years, and for mokoro activities is 13 years (water levels permitting).

Number of Tents:
The camp can accommodate 18 guests and 02 children.
9 units in total comprising:

  • 6 twin-bedded luxury tented rooms (twin beds can be converted into king-size beds).
  • 1 family luxury tented unit with two three quarter beds in each bedroom (separate mattresses with shared base).
  • 2 double luxury tented rooms each with a king-size beds.

Complimentary wifi is available


  • Luxury tented rooms under thatch on a raised deck with lounge area and elevated wooden walkways.
  • Each tent has a veranda with spectacular vistas over the floodplains and comprises of en-suite facilities with bath,   separate toilet, double vanity basin, outdoor shower, mosquito net, hairdryer (powered by solar panels), outdoor sala under thatch, ceiling fan, electronic safe, tea and coffee making facilities (kettle powered by solar panels), mini-bar, exercise mat and weights.
  • ​During summer months the Evening Breeze Cooling System (air-conditioning) is fitted over the beds.
  • ​During winter months an electric blanket and extra blankets are provided.
  • Bathrobes, slippers, shower gel, hand and body wash, shampoo and conditioner, fizz ball and bath salts, lotion, insect spray, shower caps, vanity kit with cotton wool, sewing kit, washing powder, umbrellas, mosquito repellent spray and mosquito coils are supplied in each tent


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