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Jao Camp

Jao Camp is situated in a private reserve on a remote island, to the west of the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Across the waterway in front of the camp, guests have wonderful views of the open flood plains and savannah, allowing for a wonderful Okavango experience. Guests are accommodated in nine large and spacious rooms which are raised off the ground. Each of the unique and beautiful twin-bedded canvas and thatched rooms has been individually handcrafted under the direction of renowned architects Sylvio Rech and Leslie Carstens. The rooms are built under a canopy of shady trees, with en-suite bathroom, hot and cold running water, a large bath and double vanity. There is an additional outside shower under the stars for those more adventurous guests who want to shower closer to nature. There is an outdoor “sala” for guests to enjoy midday siestas with a view and a breeze. A raised walkway connects the rooms to the dining room and lounge area. There are two plunge pools and an outdoor “boma” for dining under the stars, as well as an excellent wine cellar. Jao also offers a Salon with a full-time therapist, offering a wide range of massage treatments. The activities at Jao include mokoro (dug out canoe) excursions, boats, fishing, day and night game drives, and guided walks. During an unusually high flood season, game drives begin by boating out to a nearby island – Hunda Island – where the vehicles are waiting, and the drive begins from. Access to this area is only by aircraft.

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