Place: Situated on a small island in the scenic Jao Flats area of the concession, Jacana is a true water camp, where boating and mokoro excursions take advantage of the quiet channels and inundated floodplains and some of the fascinating creatures of the Delta – maybe even sitatunga – as well as the wealth of waterbirds can be seen. Day game drives take place all year round.
Accommodation: Five tents are built on raised wooden decks, all with beautiful views over the water. The main area is set on an elevated wooden deck nestled between two enormous sycamore trees, surrounded by dense wild date palms, with a large viewing deck and open area to sit around the fire.
Purpose: Jacana is dedicated to, and is involved with, projects that support community upliftment – including hosting Children in the Wilderness camps since 2002, and partnering with the Tubu Joint Management Committee and the Pack for a Purpose initiative.
Unique Selling Points
True Okavango camp with visual, tangible exposure to the seasonal inundation
Plenty of Okavango “specials,” such as Pel’s fishing-owl, sitatunga, red lechwe
Water activities possible all year round
There are four standard tents with three twin bedded tents and one king size bedded tent. There is one twin bedded guide/pilot tent which is much smaller than a standard tent.
Jacana Camp consists of five Meru-style tents built on raised wooden decks to facilitate its panoramic views of the Okavango Delta. Each tent has an enclosed en-suite bathroom. There is one family tent which accommodates two adults and two children.
Activities & features:
Jacana Camp - Mokoro Excursions
Glide seamlessly along the waterways of Jacana in a mokoro (a traditional dug-out canoe and spot some of the small fascinating creatures of the Delta – maybe even hippo and crocodile – as well as the wealth of waterbirds of the region.
Jacana Camp - Boating
Trips in 12-seater and 7-seater boats in the waterways to the east of camp allow for good game viewing in the channels further away.
Jacana Camp - Game Drives
Land-based game drives are offered when the inundation levels are lower, typically in the summer months. These drives reveal the likes of elephant, zebra and other plains game, and potentially the predators of the region. Our open 4x4 Land Rovers, each accommodate a maximum of seven guests, thus allowing each guest a ‘window’ seat.
Jacana Camp - Fishing
Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment (spinner rods and a small range of lures) is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis.