Photo: Dana Allen
Location: Okavango Delta
Style: Luxury Tented Camp
Activities: Land and water based
Jacana Camp is situated in the private Jao Concession on the Moremi Game Reserve boundary in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Located on a beautiful island and surrounded by the seasonally inundated floodplain and papyrus swamps, Jacana Camp consists of 5 Meru-style tents built on raised wooden decks. Each tent has an enclosed en suite bathroom featuring a roofless shower which is lit by dappled sunlight and shade or by the stars.
The main dining area is on an elevated platform between 2 magnificent sycamore fig trees and surrounded by dense wild date palms. Jacana Camp also has a cosy drinks and lounge area and place for an open fire under the stars, and a plunge pool for you to cool off.
Activities at this Camp include mokoro trips throughout the year and game drives between September and May when the floodwaters have receded. There are also 2 platform hides within the Jao Concession.
Jacana Camp is set in one of the most densely populated wetland areas for sitatunga and red lechwe. Large animals can be found regularly in the area, including elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo.
Wildlife concentrations within this part of the Okavango Delta depend on the water flow and volume and thus change from season to season.
Birdlife is abundant: enthusiasts can spot Pel's fishing-owl as well as African and lesser jacanas and a host of other Okavango specials such as slaty egret, African pygmy-goose and western banded snake-eagle.