Jao Camp

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  an obtain experiences in the  water and on the land.A multi dimensional Africa safari experience,and its  these qualities that a Botswana  so unique.

The Okavango Delta is simply awesome.

Access to Jao Camp is only by aircraft.

Location: Okavango Delta

Best time to visit: All year round(hot in Summer)

Approximate per night rate :From $1,192.00 per person per night

Includes:

Full board
Drinks
Parking
Laundry
Game activities

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 conbstructed.

  • 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 leaderRoom details:
    Via raised walkways from the main communal area
    Luxuary canvas cottages, raised off-ground on poles, wood doors, thatch roof
    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 rooms.

CAMP DESCRIPTION

• 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)
• Library
• 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 follow them. The Lions here are bigger and stronger as they have adapted to hunting partly in the  water.

The birdlife 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.

Summer/winter
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

DRINKS POLICY
All drinks are included in the nightly tariff, with the exception of premium wines & champagne, and premium liqueurs & spirits.

LAUNDY POLICY
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.

EXTRAS PAYMENT
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$), travellers’ cheques or the following credit cards: Visa or Master Card.

FLYING TIMES
• To/from Maun 35 minutes
• To/from Kasane 1 hr 25 minutes
• Kasane to Victoria Falls 20 minutes

GRATUITY SCHEDULE
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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