per person per night sharing
*The rates are indicative only and subject to seasonality and availability
Rates Include: Accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, laundry and all local drinks.
Rates Exclude: Excludes premium imported brands and champagne.
Home of the shy Sitatunga
Situated in the very heart of the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, the 60 000-hectare (150 000-acre) Jao Concession embodies all the magic and mystique of Botswana with vegetation that varies from permanent swamps to dry land. In the east, the Jao Flats boast water channels that cut their way through the papyrus and reed beds, providing the perfect environment for wildlife. Beautiful lush palm islands dot the water.
Around the Jao Flats spectacular herds of red lechwe are followed by the primary predators – lion and leopard. Other game includes tsessebe, elephant, hippo and crocodile. Sitatunga are seen occasionally, and sightings of spotted-necked otter are regular. Birding is exceptional in the Jao Concession, with Vulnerable wattled crane, slaty egret, rosy-throated longclaw, Pel’s fishing-owl, and lesser jacana to be seen in the wetter areas.
Five luxurious “tree-house” tents are elevated so as to take in the view. The main area includes a dining room and lounge area situated under a cool thatched roof, and leads onto an expansive wooden deck that looks out over an enormous floodplain often dotted with plains game.
Location: West of Mombo and north of Jao. In private Jao Concession, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.
Access: By road or air charter.
Accommodation: 5x luxurious “tree-house” tents are elevated so as to take in the view.
Activities: Game drives, night drives, makoro excursions, boating, fishing.
Season: All season
Age Restriction: Children over 6 years of age are welcome.
Why we love this camp:
- Distinctively-designed tree houses.
- Access to Hunda Island and floodplains provides a mix of water and land activities.
- Prime location for floodplain “specials” like Endangered wattled crane.