Place: Jao is located on a remote island in one of the most picturesque concessions in the Delta. From waterways and lagoons to dry Kalahari grasslands, Jao can offer both land and water experiences, depending on water levels. Mokoro, boating and fishing take place seasonally, with day and night game drives usually all year round.
Accommodation: Jao has five luxurious tents and two ultra-luxe villas, each individually handcrafted and with an open-plan design, vintage-style fittings and a sala for afternoon siestas. A romantic Star Bed is a seasonal option when water levels permit. An elaborate two-storey main area also includes a plunge pool, library, gym and boma for dining under the stars, complemented by an excellent wine cellar. The spa has a wide range of massage therapies.
Purpose: Jao is committed to supporting the Sedie Clinic Direct Feeding Programme in Maun, which provides food to underprivileged children on a daily basis.
Unique Selling Points
Luxurious, sophisticated camp with individually-designed tents
In the midst of archetypal Okavango floodplains with access to Hunda Island in the dry season
The best spa experience in the Delta
There are eight luxury canvas safari-styled rooms consisting of seven twin bedded rooms, one king size bedded room and one twin guide room which is shared with Chitabe Lediba.
Activities & features:
Chitabe Camp - Game Drives
Game drives reveal the rich wildlife of the area from predators to prey. Our open 4x4 vehicles accommodate a maximum of seven guests allowing each a ‘window’ seat.
Chitabe Camp - Sunset/Night Drives
Afternoon to evening drives provide opportunities for you to see nocturnal mammals such as civet, genet and bushbabies, as well as owls and perhaps leopard.
Chitabe Camp - Walking Safaris
Walking safaris (dependant on qualified guide availability) with skilled guides offers you the exciting opportunity of coming across big game on foot as well as observing the smaller things you miss when travelling by vehicle.
Chitabe Camp - Birding
The birdlife is excellent and varies throughout the year, depending on water levels and season. They include African hawk-eagle, ground hornbill, scarlet-chested sunbird, red-billed hornbill, gabar goshawk and red-billed francolin.