- Summary:Offers both land and water experiences
- Feature:Luxury bush health spa
- Rooms:9 luxury tents
- Location:Okavango Delta ,
- Nearest airport:Maun, Botswana
Location and transfer
The camp is approximately a 30-minute flight from Maun Airport.
Twin-bedded canvas and thatched guest tents are built on raised decks and boast glamorous glossy wooden floors, open-plan lounge and bedroom areas with comfortable sofas and chairs, four-poster beds draped in fine netting and modern en suite bathrooms with freestanding baths and outdoor showers where guests can really get back to nature. Additionally, each luxury tent has fans, a safe and a private sala with a day-bed big enough for two, plus a daily maid service.
Guests enjoy meals in Jao Camp's lounge, main dining area and in the traditional African boma. However, there are opportunities to enjoy dining experiences beyond the camp, including gourmet picnics while on a full-day safari or a mokoro boat trip for two.
Children over 6 years old only are allowed at the camp and there is a guest tent suitable for families. In addition, a selection of pampering spa treatments is available for children.
Health & Fitness
Jao Spa offers massage treatments, facials, manicures, pedicures and men's grooming. There is also a delightful relaxation area.
This area comprises a superb variety of habitats, ranging from permanent waterways and lagoons on one extreme, to thick Kalahari soils on the other. The wildlife at Jao Camp depends largely on the water levels in the area at the time of your visit. The lagoons are home to hippos and crocodiles and the permanent waters attract large numbers of waterfowl.
From October to March the waters subside and the enormous open plains become the highlight. This is when the game-viewing is at its best. Lions, cheetahs and leopards are plentiful, while Tsessebes, red lechwes, zebras and wildebeest dot the floodplains. During the winter months, the water levels at Jao Camp rise and the savannah areas become covered with water. The focus then switches to the water activities, with game-drives available on the larger islands.