Jacana is the archetypal Okavango Delta camp. Situated in the beautiful, expansive Jao Flats, Jacana is a place where the rhythms of the arriving (and departing) annual inundation can be seen and felt. The year-round presence of water creates a tranquil environment shared with multitudes of birds – including sought-after ‘Okavango specials’ – and other wildlife which thrives in this unique, water-filled environment.
Jacana features five guest tents, each with an outdoor shower. The main area, sheltered beneath giant sycamore fig trees, is the starting point for waterborne voyages of discovery by boat and mokoro (traditional dugout canoe).
INSIDER'S TIP: A safari at Jacana is not complete without enjoying a mokoro ride along the tranquil channels of the Delta. Scan passing trees for the elusive Pel’s fishing-owl!
- Private Vehicle Available
Situated on a private island within the Jao Reserve, in the scenic western region of the Okavango Delta, Jacana consists of five canvas tented accommodations on elevated decks, blending pleasantly, with their natural surroundings. Each with indoor and outdoor showers, as well as a luxurious bath under the open sky. The large tents at Jacana…
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- Electrical Outlets
- Internet Access (Complimentary)
- Laundry Service (Complimentary)
- Mosquito Nets
- Outside Shower
- Tea / Coffee
Glide seamlessly along the waterways of 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.
Boating through the waterways to the east of camp allow for good game viewing along the channels. * Water levels permitting.
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.
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 hyaena.
Birding is excellent here with plenty of 'Okavango specials’ including the Pel’s fishing-owl and Endangered wattled crane.
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.