Jao Camp

Explore the Wild: Discover the Beauty of the Botswana


Nestled in the heart of the captivating Okavango Delta, Jao Camp by Wilderness Safaris is an exquisite haven surrounded by idyllic islands adorned with lush riverine forests and expansive floodplains teeming with abundant wildlife. Immerse yourself in the lap of luxury at this remarkable camp, which underwent a stunning reconstruction in 2019, seamlessly blending contemporary design with the untouched beauty of its picturesque location. The spirit of exploration and adventure that Jao Camp embodies remains at the core, as the camp continually evolves its sculptural and architectural elements to provide an experience filled with surprise and delight.

Prepare to be awe-inspired by the extraordinary game viewing opportunities at Jao Camp. Witness the breathtaking sight of vast herds of red lechwe gracefully moving across the landscape, their presence attracting the majestic prides of lions, the apex predators of this remarkable ecosystem. Jao Camp is a sanctuary where nature’s wonders unfold before your eyes, where every moment is an invitation to connect with the untamed wilderness and forge memories that will last a lifetime.

Room Amenities

  • En-Suite
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Outside Shower
  • Laundry Service
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Safe

What to Expect

Embark on a mesmerizing mokoro safari, a quintessential experience offered exclusively at Jao Camp, where you can glide through the pristine waterways of the Okavango Delta in traditional dugout canoes. Guided by highly skilled polers, these tranquil excursions provide an intimate encounter with the diverse ecosystem surrounding Jao Camp. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the shallower waters as you navigate through winding channels, marveling at the picturesque scenery and abundant wildlife that thrives in this water wonderland. Whether opting for a leisurely morning outing or a more extensive day trip, each mokoro safari promises to be a captivating journey of discovery.

For those seeking an even closer connection to the natural world, Jao Camp offers invigorating walking safaris led by knowledgeable armed guides. In the gentle morning light, set out on foot to explore the hidden gems of the bush that often go unnoticed during game drives. With each step, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and scents of the untamed wilderness, taking ample time to appreciate the intricate details and fascinating creatures that inhabit this enchanting landscape. Please note that walking safaris are subject to weather conditions and terrain suitability, ensuring both your safety and the preservation of the delicate ecosystem.

Indulge in these extraordinary experiences at Jao Camp, where every adventure is thoughtfully curated to provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Okavango Delta’s rich biodiversity. Whether floating along the waterways or traversing the land on foot, each exploration unveils a world of wonder, leaving you refreshed, rejuvenated, and forever captivated by the magic of Jao Camp.

  • View the Nature
  • Hiking in the forest
  • Discover the famous view point “The Lark”
  • Sunset on the cruise


Luxury Tent

The camp is built in the classic 1950’s style, with luxury safari tents, en-suite bathrooms and living areas, not forgetting the romantic outdoor showers. All the tents are situated on ground level and the pathways to the tents meander between the large riverine trees.

Luxury Family Tent

The camp is built in the classic 1950’s style, with luxury safari tents, en-suite bathrooms and living areas, not forgetting the romantic outdoor showers. All the tents are situated on ground level and the pathways to the tents meander between the large riverine trees.

Game Drives

A sumptuously-appointed camp perfect for sole-use groups, or simply for a more exclusive and intimate atmosphere

Found in the Okavango’s premier wildlife viewing area, and due to its prime position just below where the main Okavango River splits into its primary channels, nutrient deposits from the channel make this the most fertile area in the Delta – attracting high concentrations of plains game which means plentiful predator-prey interaction

In the summer months, the fertile plains teem with antelopes and their newborns, attracting vast numbers of predators, dominated by the big cats


  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Eco Friendly
  • Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Communal Dining
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Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds with Our Luxury Camps and Wildlife Tours in Botswana

We also offer a range of activities and excursions, including guided wildlife safaris, walking safaris, and boat cruises. So come and explore the beauty of Botswana with us, and experience the magic of the African wilderness in comfort and style!


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Customer Testimonials

  • Jennth Norz
    San Francisco

    My trip to Botswana was absolutely amazing! The wildlife was stunning, and the landscapes were breathtaking. The accommodations were also fantastic, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend a Botswana getaway to anyone looking for an unforgettable African adventure.

  • Rory Gibson

    I recently went on a Botswana safari, and it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the wildlife, and we saw everything from elephants to lions to hippos. The lodges were also very comfortable and had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend Botswana as a destination for anyone looking for an adventure in Africa.

  • Jessica Cosby
    New York City

    Botswana is a beautiful country with so much to see and do. I went on a mokoro (dugout canoe) safari in the Okavango Delta, and it was a peaceful and unique way to experience the wildlife and scenery. The lodges we stayed at were also top-notch and had everything we needed. I would highly recommend Botswana as a destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

  • Brittany Webster

    My Botswana getaway was everything I had hoped for and more. The wildlife was incredible, and I felt like I was in a nature documentary the whole time. The lodges we stayed at were also very comfortable and had great amenities, like swimming pools and spa services. I would definitely recommend Botswana as a destination for anyone looking for a luxury African safari experience.