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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONPrivate Jao Concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  • Luxurious, sophisticated camp with individually-designed tents
  • In the midst of archetypal Okavango floodplains yet access to Hunda Island in dry season
  • The best spa experience in the Delta




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* surcharges will apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Land game drives in 5 x 10-seater open 4x4 Land Rovers each accommodating maximum 7 guests, allowing all guests an outside seat (each vehicle is equipped with tree, bird and mammal books, binoculars and Peaceful Sleep insect repellent in a centre console on each row of seats)
• The camp has a supply of bean bags for guests to use to steady their camera while on game drive
• Full day game drives and picnics on Hunda Island – a 45min boat ride away from Jao Camp – dependent on water levels, mainly during the peak flood season
• Night drives (depending on flood levels)
• Private activities available on request
• Game walks
• Water game viewing in 10 x 2-seater mokoro
• 2 x 8 seater boat used in the waterways to the east of camp
• Fishing on a catch and release basis
• A raised hide located about 20 minutes from camp (which can be used for sleep outs – max 4 people at a time; equipped with a long-drop loo)
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Tourism Levy of USD 30 per person for Botswana, is to be paid upon arrival at port of entry. Payment can be made through electronic machines, cash (US Dollars) or debit and credit cards. (USD cash is recommended)



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
Flying times: To/from Maun: 35 minutes To/from Kasane: 1 hour 25 minutes Kasane to Victoria Falls: 20 minutes Airstrip details: Jao airstrip is located 10 minutes’ drive from camp Airstrip coordinates: S19.18.59, E022.35.20 and 1100 metres Licensed for heavier aircraft up to 5700kg MAUW (maximum all up weight), can take King Airs (all types) Airstrip services Jao, Kwetsani and Jacana camps
 
ACCOMMODATION
6 x ¾ twin bedded tents
1 x Family room – accommodates 4 guests comfortably, but can accommodate 5 x guests on request
2 x King-size bedded honeymoon tents
1 x Twin guides tent (smaller than guest tent)
This camp can accommodate 18 guests + 1 tour leader

ABOUT JAO CAMP
 
Jao Camp is located on a large, remote island in a private concession in Botswana , bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta . With varied habitats ranging from waterways and lagoons to dry Kalahari grasslands and open floodplains, Jao Camp can offer both land and water experiences, depending on the current flood levels. This luxury camp is a tranquil base for a wonderful Okavango Delta Safari experience.
 
GAME VIEWING

During the flood from April to September, lechwe are plentiful and lion follow them. Elephant numbers peak from August to November. Plains game is evident and there are good leopard sightings. Hunda Island offers a wide variety of different animals and is a must at least once if accessible. Birdlife is excellent – especially during the summer months.
 
ACTIVITIES

30% game drives and 70% water activities (very much dependant on flood levels and time of year). In the summer month’s activities tend more towards game drives, whereas in the winter months mainly water-based activities are offered.)
 
SUGGESTED DAILY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

Below is only a suggestion as to what a day may entail as daily wildlife sightings tend to dictate the schedule

Summer / Winter

05h00/06h00     Wake up call. Light continental breakfast consisting of cereals, tea/coffee/juices and pastries to be served in the dining area

05h30/06h30     Depart on morning activity, returning to camp at approximately 10h00

10h00/11h00     Brunch consisting of a selection of breakfast and lunch dishes. From now until afternoon tea, guests are at leisure. Maybe make use of the spa!

16h00/15h00     Afternoon tea consisting of a selection of sweet and savoury snacks

16h30/15h30     Afternoon game viewing activity – drinks and snacks will be served for sundowners during the course of the activity

19h30/19h00     Return to camp (later if good game sightings)

19h30/20h00     Pre-dinner drinks and snacks will be served at the lounge

20h30/20h00     Three course dinner, which is plated

21h30/21h00     Coffee and liqueurs served around the campfire
 
ELECTRICITY & WATER
  •     Camp has 220v generator powered electricity that runs 7hrs per day when guests are out on activities. When guests return from activities, generators generally switch off (for peace in camp)
  •     220v plugs available in each tent for the charging of batteries. Hence bring spare battery, charging unit
  •     Solar panels provide power for hairdryers which are provided in rooms
  •     Battery power is used for lighting and fans in each guest tent 24hrs/day
  •     Plug points are available in each tent so that sleep apnoea machines may be used
  •     Solar-heated water 
LAUNDRY POLICY

Laundry is done on a daily basis on request – payment direct unless specified
 
LODGE FEATURES
  • Dining room, pub and lounge under thatch, raised on decks, overlooking the floodplains
  • Curio shop
  • Landscape view from lounge and dining area
  • Kgotla (boma) for dining under the stars (weather permitting)
  • Library
  • Evening campfire
  • Two plunge pools
  • Wine cellar
  • Slide projector available
  • Spa (“Under the Leaves Safari Retreat”)
  • Gym equipped with an elliptical cross trainer, rowing machine, stationary bike, yoga mats, exercise ball, rubber bands and free weights
  • An entertainment room furnished as a lounge and dining area which is suitable for private dining, a children's entertainment area, for playing board games, watching wildlife documentaries or for hosting lectures

ROOM FEATURES
  • Via raised walkways from the main communal area
  • Luxury canvas cottages, raised off-ground on decks, wooden doors, thatch roof
  • En-suite facilities with bath, his and hers basins, indoor shower, outdoor shower, slippers and gowns for guests
  • Each room has a veranda with spectacular vistas over the floodplains
  • Fans in all guest rooms
  • Soap, shampoos and insect repellents are supplied in rooms
  • Safe in each tent






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