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Families (children over 8 years), Couples & Honeymoons
Jacana Camp is set on a small, palm-fringed island in the permanent wetlands of the private Jao Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta.
This classic Okavango Delta 'water camp' is surrounded by water all year which means that guests can enjoy activities such as relaxing boat trips and slow-paced game viewing excursions by mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) year round, with 4WD game drives an option during the summer months (typically September to May) when the floodwaters recede.
Wildlife concentrations depend on the water levels and therefore change from season to season, however thriving populations of hippo, elephant, buffalo and crocodile are found here year round, and the camp is set in one of the most densely populated wetland areas for sitatunga and red lechwe.
In the dry season zebra and wildebeest abound, attracting predators like leopard, lion and cheetah. It is also a fantastic bird-watching destination and many species of birdlife, including the Pels Fishing Owl and greater and lesser Jacanas, can be spotted along the winding waterways.
Jacana’s five ‘Meru’ style tents and its main building, which features a bar, lounge and dining area, are set on elevated wooden decks providing endless views of the picturesque floodplains and waterways, and this relaxed, laid-back camp offers guests a perfect opportunity to appreciate the wilderness, scenery and spectacular wildlife and birdlife of the Okavango.
With its incredible location, lush, tropical scenery, exciting water-based activities, excellent wildlife viewing, and friendly and efficient staff, Jacana Camp can be a fantastic addition to your tailor-made Botswana holiday!