Jacana Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Located on a beautiful island in the Jao Concession on the Moremi Game Reserve, Jacana Camp is a typical Delta camp. Surrounded by seasonally-inundated floodplains and papyrus swamps, Jacana Camp has five en-suite Meru-style tents, including a family tent, built on raised wooden decks to facilitate its panoramic views of the Okavango Delta. The main dining area is on an elevated platform between two magnificent sycamore fig trees and surrounded by dense wild date palms. Jacana Camp also has a cosy lounge with an area for an open fire under the stars; and a plunge pool for cooling off in the midday sun.

  • A water wonderland, home to definitive Delta bird and animal species, from red lechwe to Pel’s fishing-owl
  • Mokoro adventures reveal crystal-channels and beautiful panoramas
  • A true water camp on a remote island deep in the Okavango Delta reveals the magic and mystique of this area

Some things to do at Jacana Camp

  • First time to Africa

    • View Delta life, from mammals to birds to reed frogs, while on a traditional mokoro – Africa’s dugout canoe.
    • Watch elephant or hippo wallowing in the cool waters from the decks of camp.
    • Catch and release a fish on a fishing expedition – or just marvel at the waterlilies around you.
  • Travelled to Africa

    • Boat further afield along the wider channels to see crocodile, waterfowl or the rare spotted-necked otter.
    • Enjoy Okavango island living on the deck or in the camp’s plunge pool.
    • Eat your evening meal outdoors with convivial companions under abundant African stars.
  • Seasoned Traveller

    • Spend an afternoon birding from a mokoro, including the chance to see the ‘special’ Pel’s fishing-owl.
    • During the summer months, take a game drive in a Land Rover to spot mammals and birds, predator and prey.
    • Relax in one of the platform hides on afternoon and watch the wildlife from above.


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