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Jao Camp



Location

Okavango Delta

Jao Camp is located on a large, remote island in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The varied habitats surrounding Jao range from waterways and lagoons to dry Kalahari grasslands and open floodplains. This premier-level camp has won awards for its unusual, unique design that incorporates local construction materials. The nine spacious tents on raised platforms overlook the plains, yet are shaded by large trees. Each tent has both indoor and outdoor showers, a plush sitting area and a private outdoor sala (veranda) for relaxing during the heat of the day. There are two plunge pools, a spa that provides massage services, a gym, and a sheltered outdoor boma area for dining under the stars.

Huge herds of red lechwe live near the camp, followed by their primary predator -- prides of lion. Other game includes elephant, buffalo, leopard, tsessebe, zebra, wildebeest, hippo and crocodile. Many intriguing bird species are resident, such as Meyer's parrot, African Harrier hawk, black egret, coppery-tailed coucal, malachite kingfisher, hamerkop and black crake. Jao Camp offers both land and water safari experiences, depending on current flood levels. Other options include fishing, visits to a game-viewing hide, and game walks.