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
1 x family luxury tented unit with two three quarter beds in each bedroom (separate mattresses with shared base). Consisting of two bedrooms with their own bathroom and entrance however sharing a deck. Second bedroom has one vanity basin only and no outside shower and bathtub.
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 boats in the waterways to the east of camp allow for good game viewing in the channels further away. We have one eleven-seater and one thirteen-seater.
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. We have five Land Rovers including a private vehicle.
Jao Camp - Gym
Our gym is equipped with an elliptical cross trainer, rowing machine, stationary exercise bicycle, exercise mats, medicine ball and a range of free weights between 2.5 and 25 kilograms; 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). We have ten two-seaters.
Jao Camp - Night Drives
Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you wouldn’t see during the day. Please note that during high water levels, night drives are not possible.