Jao Camp is one of the original "premier " camps of Botswana; designed to make it a cut above most others. Situated on a remote island in the middle of the large private Jao Reserve in the Okavango Delta, the camp is surrounded by open seasonal floodplains dotted with small islands. With a fusion style of Balinese and African décor, Jao is an imposing and luxurious camp which sprawls over roughly a kilometre among tall shady leadwood, African wild mangosteen and ebony trees.
Our view of Jao Camp
Jao is a well-established and very luxurious camp – even by Botswana's high standards – and has a price tag to match. It's a camp that can be enjoyed and experienced for itself, as much as for its beautiful surroundings. The food and spa are very good, the levels of service are very high, and they seem to succeed at providing a more individual and adaptable experience than in many other Okavango camps. Jao is unlikely to appeal to the safari 'purist', unless they're keen birders. But for a couple of nights at the start or end of a trip, to relax and enjoy the best of the Okavango Delta's water-based activities, it's a great choice.
Rooms at Jao Camp
Jao Camp: Traveller ratings
Jao Camp is one of the Okavango's smartest camps; it has a very tropical, luxuriant feel.