Jacana Camp Highlights
• The Jao Reserve consist of 60 000 hectares situated in the very heart of the Delta
• This is an area of prime importance for a host of wetland bird species and offers excellent birding
• A true water camp with beautiful lush palm islands, begging to be explored
• “Sleep-outs” under the stars
• Mokoro & Walking Safaris all year round
• Each room has a veranda with a spectacular vista over the floodplains
Jacana Camp Description
Jacana Camp is located on the Jao Concession in the Moremi Game Reserve and is surrounded by papyrus swamps and a seasonal floodplain. This intimate camp is perfect for honeymooners and small groups. There are five en-suite Meru style tents that have been built on raised wooden decks to provide stunning panoramic views across the Okavango Delta. Each tent has an outside shower, tea and coffee making facilities, mosquito nets and ceiling fans.
Set between two magnificent sycamore fig trees, surrounded by wild date palms, the main dining area has a vista over the ever changing delta. There is a lounge area and open fire pit as well as a plunge pool to cool off in. Spend a quiet moment in a hammock in the gazebo.
For the more adventurous there is a raised hide located about 40 minutes from camp which can also be used for sleep outs for a maximum 4 people at a time. The hide has a bush toilet
Jacana Camp Game Viewing and Wildlife Activities
The camp is set in the most densely populated wetland area for Sitatunga antelope and Red Lechwe. Hippos and crocodiles are regularly sited. In the dry season lechwe, tsessebe, elephant, wildebeest and zebra occur here, and lions, cheetah and leopard are often sited on the floodplains. This is an area of prime importance for a host of wetland bird species, including Wattled Cranes, Pel’s Fishing Owls, both species of Jacanas as well as other seldom sighted species such as Rails, Crakes and Moorhens.
Jacana Camp is a truly water-oriented camp and offers mokoro and walking safaris all year round. Game drives are also on offer year round but night drives are only possible from about September to May as water levels restrict this activity when the flood is in. Lechwe, Hippo, Reedbuck, Crocodile, Sitagunga are often seen on water activities. Elephants are common when the fan palm fruit is ripe in late July onwards. Plains game is good on summer game drives and birding is excellent. When land activities are an option, the drier months, then morning and evening game drives are in open 4×4’s and with an experienced guide.
Fishing is permitted on a catch and release basis only, and not in the breeding season months of January and February.