The Jacana Camp lies about 25km west of Mombo, outside the Moremi Game Reserve in the Jao region and belongs to the group of Okavango "water camps", which means it is located in an area, which is under water throughout all of the year.
The region where the camp is located belongs to the Jao Concession. This game reserve is roughly 60,000 hectares in size and is in the northwestern area of the Okavango Delta. The Moremi wildlife reserve forms the eastern border.
As it lies in the heart of the
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Delta, the Jao Reserve offers visitors the entire palette of different Okavango habitats. Narrow waterways cut through the papyrus and reed beds, offering an ideal environment for the shy Sitatunga or Marshbuck and the rare Pel's fishing owl.
One of the highest concentrations of the Sitatunga and Lechwe Antelope are found in the area surrounding the Jacana Camp. However, better-known wild animals such as elephants, lions, leopards, and buffaloes are also here in abundance.
The endangered Wattled Crane inhabits this area in large numbers. In general, the region is a paradise for those with a special interest in birdlife.
A further highlight is the lion population: the proud beasts that inhabit the Jao Reserve have been intensively studied over the last five years, allowing guests detailed insight into their habits and behaviours.
This region is one of extreme splendour: at the centre of the region lie wide-open floodplains, which are broken up by beautiful palm-studded islands. Jacana Camp is located on one such island.
Indulge in the calm atmosphere of the Delta, comfortably resting beneath one of the many huge, shady maples. There are river safaris and Mokoro boat safaris available throughout the entire year. From September to May, game drives in open all-terrain vehicles are another option.
The camp consists of only eight Meru-style tents, which sit on wooden platforms and offer a heavenly view out over the surrounding floodplain.
The restaurant is built on a wooden platform between two enormous fig trees. It nestles among thickly growing wild date palms. A small and cosy bar with a relaxing lounge offers the chance to recount the day's highlights around the open fire under the starry heavens of Africa.
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