Jacana Camp: Information from the owner
- Safari Lodge
- No. of rooms
About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Jacana Camp, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 22 Sep 2023
Facilities at Jacana Camp
- Property facilities
- Bar, Pool
- Room facilities
- Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Safe, Tea / Coffee
- Activities on site
- Bird Watching, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, Game Drives, Mokoro Excursion, Walks (Guided)
- Nearby activities
- Cultural Tours, Helicopter Scenic Flights
Room types at Jacana Camp
Standard Twin/Double Tents
Situated on a private island within the Jao Reserve, in the scenic western region of the Okavango Delta, Wilderness Jacana is the ideal camp for families or small groups looking for a more intimate safari experience.
The canvas accommodation blending seamlessly with their natural surroundings. Each tent features an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a luxurious open-air bath. Spacious and well appointed, these luxury tents offer a relaxing environment from which to soak in the amazing views and prolific wildlife in the floodplain.
Activities at Jacana Camp
Wilderness Jacana – Birding
Birding is excellent here with plenty of 'Okavango specials’ including the Pel’s fishing-owl and Endangered wattled crane.
Wilderness Jacana – Boating *
Boating through the waterways to the east of camp allow for good game viewing along the channels.
* Water levels permitting.
Wilderness Jacana – Fishing *
Seasonal fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment (spinner rods and a small range of lures) is offered on a catch and release basis.
* Note that fishing is seasonal as it is prohibited by Botswana law in January and February due to breeding purposes.
Wilderness Jacana – Game Drives
Land-based game drives are offered when the inundation levels are lower, typically in the summer months. These drives can reveal the likes of elephant, zebra and other plains game, as well as the potential sightings of predators of the area such as lions, hyaenas, and African wild dogs.
Wilderness Jacana – Guided Nature Walks *
Get your feet on the ground and enjoy a walk through the wilds of the Jao Reserve.
* Seasonal and subject to the availability of a qualified walking guide, therefore pre-booking is essential.
Wilderness Jacana – Mokoro Excursions *
Glide seamlessly along the waterways of Wilderness Jacana in a mokoro (a traditional dug-out canoe) and spot some of the fascinating creatures of the Delta – maybe even hippo and crocodile – as well as the wealth of waterbirds of the region.
* Water levels permitting.
Other lodges in Okavango Delta Safari Reserves
Alternative places to stay in this same area.