Jao Camp is a luxury camp that is located in a magical and beautiful area of the Okavango Delta.
This area has many different sizes of islands with forests on them.Islands,forests,the waterways of the Delta,its quite a place.
Jao camp is a multi use camp where you can experience both water and land safaris.
A multi dimensional Africa safari experience that makes a Botswana safari so unique.
Access to Jao Camp is only by aircraft.
Jao Camp Okavango Delta details:
Location: Okavango Delta
Best time to visit: All year round(hot in Summer)
Excludes some Premium brands
Camp activities: Game Drives, Bush Walks, Mokoro, Boating in the Delta, Birding,
Jao Camp has nine luxury tents.Each of these camps have been individually constructed.
- Number of tented rooms:
9 tents in total consisting of:
• 6 x ¾ twin bedded tents
• 1 x Family room – accommodates 5 guests
• 2 x honeymoon tents
• 1 x twin guides tent – same standard as guest tent, only smaller in size
This camp can accommodate 18 guests + 1 tour leader
Via raised walkways from the main communal area
Luxuary canvas cottages raised off-ground on poles with wood doors and thatched roof’s.
En-suite facilities with bath,his & hers basins and outdoor shower,slippers and gowns for guests.
Each room has a veranda with with a spectacular vista over the floodplains,as well as a ‘sala’
Fans in all guest rooms
Soap,shampoos and insect repellents are supplied in the rooms.
• Dining room, pub & lounge under thatch, on poles, overlooking the floodplains
• Curio shop
• Landscape view from lounge & dining area.
• Boma for dining under the stars (weather permitting)
• Evening campfire
• 2 plunge pools
• Wine cellar
• Massage salon with full time therapist
• Slide projector available
• Private dining arranged
The game viewing is awesome at Jao camp.
During the flood time in the Okavango Delta from April to September,Lechwe which live mostly in the water are plentiful and right behind them Lions.
The Lions here are bigger and stronger as they have adapted to hunting partly in the water.
The bird life is very good,especially in the summer months as the migrants are in town.
30% Game Drives and 70% Water Activities (but very much dependant on flood levels & time of year. In the summer months activities tend more towards game drives, whereas in the winter months mainly water-based activities are offered.)
• Land game drives in 4 x 10 seater open 4×4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of 7 guests, allowing all guests an outside seat.
• Full day game drives and picnics on Hunda Island – a 45min boat ride away from Jao Camp.
• Night drives (depending on flood levels.)
• Private activities available on request.
• Game walks.
• Water game viewing in 2 x 2 seater glass bottomed Mekoro (a traditional dug-out canoe), and 6 x 2 seater Mekoro
• 1 x 8 seater and 1 x 12 seater boats used in the waterways to the east of camp.
• Fishing on a catch and release basis (can book fly fishing with specialist fly fisher – Grant. This must be booked prior to travel). Basic rods and reels supplied by camp but fly fishing equipment to be supplied by guest
• A raised hide located about 20 minutes from camp (which can be used for sleep outs – maximum 4 people at a time, has a long drop loo)
• Siesta activities can be arranged, such as short walks, talks, candle making, paper making and mekoro poling lessons
Below is only a suggestion as to what may happen in camp, as daily wildlife sightings take priority.Flexibility is a quality that describes the daily schedule.
05h00/06h00 – Wake up call. Light continental breakfast consisting of cereals, tea/coffee/juices and pastries to be served in the dining area.
05h30/06h30 – Depart on morning activity, returning to camp at approximately 10h00.
10h00/11h00 – Brunch will be served – this will consist of a selection of breakfast and lunch dishes.
From now until afternoon tea, guests will be at leisure. Maybe make use of the masseuse.
16h00/15h00 – Afternoon tea will be served – this will consist of a selection of sweet and savoury snacks.
16h30/15h30 – Depart on afternoon game viewing activity – drinks and snacks will be served for sundowners during the course of the activity.
19h30/19h00 – Return to camp (but could be later if good game sightings).
19h30/20h00 – Pre-dinner drinks and snacks will be served at the lounge.
20h30/20h00 – Three course dinner which is plated,
21h30/21h00 – Cheese, coffee and liqueurs will be served at the camp fire.
ELECTRICITY & WATER
• Camp has 220v battery powered electricity runs 24 hours a day.
• Video battery can be charged. Hence bring spare battery and charging unit.
• No facilities for hairdryers or electric shavers.
• Battery power is used for lighting and fans in each guest tent 24hrs/day.
• Water heated by solar panel and electric geyser
All drinks are included in the nightly tariff, with the exception of premium wines & champagne, and premium liqueurs & spirits.
Laundry is done on a daily basis and is inclusive in the nightly tariff with ‘smalls’ i.e. underwear, being washed in an individual small bag provided.
Curios, Massages and or imported drinks will be billed to the tent number (and tips/gratuities if requested by the guest) and settled on check out. Payment can be effected by cash (US$), travelers’ cheques or the following credit cards: Visa or Master Card.
• To/from Maun 35 minutes
• To/from Kasane 1 hr 25 minutes
• Kasane to Victoria Falls 20 minutes
GRATUITY SCHEDULE suggested
The following is the suggested gratuity schedule only and is subject to service standard:
Guides – US$5.00 per person per day
General Camp Staff – US$3.00 per person per day
Mokoro Paddlers – US$3.00 per person per day
Specialist Guides (if applicable) – US$10.00 per person per day
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