Situated on Moremi Game Reserve's boundary, in the private Jao Concession, Jacana Camp is an island wonderland set in a wilderness area densely populated with amazing wildlife and teeming birdlife. It is a true Okavango Delta water camp, where explorations by mokoro provide an idyllic connection to a bygone era that allows silent and tranquil passage along papyrus-fringed channels.
Other activities include walking safaris, as well as game drives when the floodwaters have receded - generally between September and May. There are 2 platform hides in the concession.
The camp is 100% solar powered and set in one of the most densely populated wetland areas for sitatunga and red lechwe. Wildlife concentrations depend on the water flow and volume and thus change from season to season but all the big animals can be found regularly in the area including elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo.
The birdlife is abundant; enthusiasts can spot Pel's Fishing-Owl as well as African and Lesser Jacanas and a host of other Okavango specials such as Slaty Egret, African Pygmy-Goose and Western Banded Snake-Eagle.
Its 5 Meru-style tents are built on wooden decks to accentuate the views overlooking the floodplains. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom which is enclosed but roofless allowing for showers by starlight - or by dappled sunlight and shade.
The camp has a plunge pool for cooling off in the midday sun.
The main dining area is on an elevated platform between two magnificent sycomore fig trees and surrounded by dense wild date palms. Downstairs, there is a cosy bar and lounge with an area for an open fire under the stars.