Explore the Wild: Discover the Beauty of the Botswana
Nestled on a secluded tree-island amidst the picturesque Jao Flats, Jacana Camp welcomes you to a world of tranquil waterways and breathtaking scenery. This exclusive water camp offers an immersive Okavango Delta adventure, where you can serenely float along the crystal-clear channels in a traditional mokoro or embark on a leisurely boating excursion, granting you enchanting glimpses of the abundant wildlife thriving in this unique Delta ecosystem. Marvel at the elegance of the African jacana as it gracefully traverses from one waterlily to another, leaving you in awe of nature’s intricate wonders. With day game drives available year-round, you’ll have endless opportunities to encounter the diverse wildlife of the Delta. And as night falls, gather around the floating fire deck, embracing the captivating 220-degree vista of the expansive floodplains, while the starry sky above Jacana Camp sets the stage for unforgettable storytelling and cherished memories.
Located in the pristine Jao Reserve, Jacana Camp in the Okavango Delta offers a remarkable haven for nature enthusiasts. This exceptional wetland area is home to the rare sitatunga and abundant red lechwe, creating an ideal habitat. The wildlife concentrations vary with the changing seasons, depending on water flow and volume. During the summer months, witness the prevalence of lechwe, tsessebe, and majestic elephants, while the occasional sighting of lion and leopard adds excitement.
The rich birdlife includes Pel’s fishing-owl, African and lesser jacanas, along with other fascinating “Okavango specials” like the elegant slaty egret and African pygmy-goose. At Jacana Camp, immerse yourself in this dynamic ecosystem, where each day brings new discoveries and the beauty of nature unfolds before your eyes.
Surrounded by the captivating beauty of seasonally inundated floodplains and picturesque papyrus swamps, Jacana Camp by Wilderness Safaris offers an intimate island retreat that immerses guests in the wonders of the Okavango Delta. With just five luxurious tents perched on raised wooden decks, guests can indulge in breathtaking views of the expansive channels that lie in front of the camp. The main area of the camp is thoughtfully positioned on double-story, elevated platforms, nestled amidst majestic sycamore trees and embraced by a lush oasis of wild date palms and a majestic canopy of mangosteens. The camp’s inviting pool, raised bar area, serene jetty, and the enchanting floating fire deck, along with the expansive viewing deck, provide an unparalleled setting to bask in the true essence of a water camp experience in the Okavango Delta’s breathtaking scenery.
Situated on a private island within the Jao Reserve, in the scenic western region of the Okavango Delta, Wilderness Jacana Camp offers a tranquil retreat in the heart of nature. With five canvas tented accommodations perched on elevated decks, the camp seamlessly blends into its natural surroundings. Each tent provides a serene sanctuary, complete with indoor and outdoor showers, as well as a luxurious bath beneath the open sky. From the spacious tents, guests can unwind and admire breathtaking views of the seasonal floodplains, immersing themselves in the beauty of the Okavango Delta.
At Wilderness Jacana Camp, guests can embark on exhilarating land-based game drives when the water levels recede during the summer months. These thrilling drives offer the opportunity to encounter a variety of wildlife, including majestic elephants, graceful zebras, and other plains game. Exploring the vast expanses of the Jao Reserve, adventurers may also have the chance to spot predators such as lions, hyenas, and African wild dogs, adding an element of excitement to their safari experience at Jacana Camp.
Jacana Camp provides guests with the opportunity to engage in seasonal fishing activities, adding an extra dimension to their wilderness experience. With a limited supply of basic equipment, including spinner rods and a selection of lures, fishing enthusiasts can try their luck in the pristine waters of the Okavango Delta. Whether casting a line from the banks or venturing out on a boat, guests can enjoy the thrill of hooking onto a variety of fish species while practicing catch and release, ensuring the conservation of the aquatic ecosystem.