Jao Camp: Information from the owner
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 report, which contains our own observations and views.
|No. of rooms||9|
Main description of Jao Camp
Jao Camp: Facilities
|Room facilities||Balcony / Deck, En-Suite, Lounge Area, Outside Shower, Shower|
|Available services||Credit Card, Laundry Service|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, Mokoro Excursion|
Room types at Jao Camp
Jao Camp has nine spacious, beautiful tents, each individually handcrafted. These twin-bedded canvas and thatched rooms are situated beneath a canopy of shady trees and have en-suite facilities, as well as an outdoor shower for the more adventurous. Built on raised decks, each has a private sala for afternoon siestas and offers wonderful views of the spectacular surrounding floodplains of Botswana. There is one family room that accommodates four guests comfortably but can accommodate five guests on request.
There are eight tents consisting of six twin bedded tents, two king sized bedded tents. All of the twin beds can be pushed together to create double beds. There is one twin guide tent (smaller than guest tent).
Activities at Jao Camp
Jao Camp - Boating
Trips in our eight-seater boats in the waterways to the east of camp allow for good game viewing in the channels further away.
Jao Camp - Entertainment Room
The entertainment room is furnished as a lounge and dining area. It is suitable for private dining, children's entertainment, watching wildlife documentaries and conducting lectures.
Jao Camp - Fishing
Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment (spinner rods and a small range of lures) is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis.
Jao Camp - Full-Day Game Drives and Picnics
A 45-minute boat ride from Jao Camp, you can enjoy a full-day game drive, along with a picnic, on wildlife-rich Hunda Island.
Jao Camp - Game Drives
Morning and afternoon game drives are offered in open 4x4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of seven people allowing each guest a window seat.
Jao Camp - Gym
Our gym is equipped with a cross trainer, rowing machine, stationary bike, yoga mats, exercise ball and free weights - and beautiful views over the water.
Jao Camp - Hide and star bed
A raised hide located about 20 minutes from camp is a great place to watch the comings and goings of wildlife. The hide can also be used for sleep-outs for a maximum of four people at a time. The hide is equipped with a long-drop toilet.
Jao Camp - Jao Spa
Tucked under magnificent African ebony trees overlooking lush waterways, the Jao Spa is an enchanting setting where you can rest and feel utterly restored. Here, we offer a full menu of therapies from facials to manicures, and a range of massage options.
Jao Camp - Mokoro Excursion
There is no better way of viewing the Delta and its wildlife than by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe). At Jao we have a number of these – as well as two glass-bottomed mekoro for an entirely out of this world experience!
Jao Camp - Night Drives
Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you wouldn’t see during the day.