Jacana Camp

Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana

On Request

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Jacana Camp

Jacana Camp is situated in the private Jao Concession on the Moremi Game Reserve boundary in the Okavango Delta. Set on a small island in the beautiful Jao Flats area of the concession, Jacana offers remote seclusion.


We Love
  • All drinks are included in the nightly tariff, with the exception of premium wines and champagne, and premium liqueurs and spirits.
  • Jacana Camp is involved in the Jao Lion Monitoring Project to monitor the movement, social behaviour and condition of individual lions.
  • Jao Concession holder, David Kays, takes an active part to reduce conflict between the community and the Jao Concession - specifically poaching and over-fishing.
Need to Know
  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated.
  • The minimum age for walking and mekoro activities is 13 years and for boating activities is 6 years.
  • 20% game drives and 80% water activities (very much dependant on flood levels and time of year).
  • Camp has 220v generator-powered electricity but battery power used for lighting and fans.

The Review

Jacana Camp is set in the most densely populated wetland area of the Okavango Delta where sitatunga antelope and red lechwe, and hippo and crocodile are regularly sighted. The many lion prides in this area have been extensively studied in recent years, thereby building up a more intimate knowledge of their behaviour.

Jacana Camp is set in one of the most densely populated wetland areas for sitatunga and red lechwe. All the big animals can be found regularly in the area: including elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo. Wildlife concentrations within this part of the Okavango Delta depend on the water flow and volume and thus change from season to season. Birdlife is abundant; enthusiasts can spot Pel's Fishing-Owl as well as African and Lesser Jacanas and a host of other Okavango specials such as Slaty Egret, African Pygmy-Goose and Western Banded Snake-Eagle.

Why Stay
Situated on a small island in the beautiful Jao Flats area of the concession, Jacana offers remote seclusion. Accommodation is in five spacious en-suite tents – each with an outdoor shower – built on raised wooden decks, all with stunning views over the water.

The main dining area is on an elevated wooden deck between two enormous sycamore trees, and surrounded by dense wild date palms. Downstairs, there is a cosy lounge with large viewing deck, and open area to sit around the fire. Behind this is another thatched relaxation area with hammocks. Meals are sometimes enjoyed outdoors in a traditional African boma.

Jacana Camp is a true water camp, offering mokoro safaris all year round, as well as game drives when the floodwaters have receded – generally between October and April.

Activities at Jacana Camp include mokoro trips, throughout the year and game drives during September and May when the floodwaters have receded. There are also two platform hides within the Jao Concession.

Getting There

Jacana Camp is located to the north-east of Jao Camp. It is in the private Jao Concession outside the Moremi Game Reserve. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and is accessed by a short 35 min flight on a light aircraft. The flight from Kasane takes one hour and 25 mins. The flight from Kasane to Victoria Falls takes 20 mins but give extra time for customs and immigration. There is a luggage restriction on this flight of 10kg (22lbs) per person, soft sided luggage.

Jacana Camp Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana