TOURISM AFRICA SAFARIS: Your African safari travel guide: safari game lodges & luxury hotels, tailor-made safaris & Africa overland tours

Botswana » Okavango Delta » Lodges » Jacana Camp

Jacana Camp is a luxury safari camp situated in Botswana's Okavango Delta, about 25 kilometres west of Mombo Camp, outside the Moremi Game Reserve on the Jao flats.

Jacana is a truly water-oriented camp and offers mokoro and walking safaris all year round. Game drives are also on offer year round but night drives are ony possible from about September to May as water levels restrict this activity when the flood is in.

Jacana Camp is set in one of the most densely populated wetland areas for Sitatunga and Red Lechwe. Wildlife concentrations depend on the water flow and volume and thus change from season to season but all the big animals can be found in the area including elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo. Pels Fishing Owl is a favourite amongst birders as well as greater and lesser Jacanas.

Jacana Camp has 5 meru-style tents. Each tent is on a wooden deck overlooking the floodplains and has an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and shower. The bathroom is enclosed but roofless allowing for showers by starlight.

The camp has a plunge pool for cooling off from the midday sun. The main dining area at Jacana Camp is on an elevated wooden deck between two magnificent sycamore fig trees and surrounded by dense wild date palms. Downstairs, there is a cosy bar and lounge with an area for an open fire under the stars.

Only 48 beds are developed in 4 camps in the entire remote reserve, ensuring an exclusive and personal wilderness experience. The majority of the staff in the camps are locals from the area, either BaYei tribesman or MaXaniqwe (River Bushmen) and know the area like the back of their hands.

Alternative Okavango Delta Lodges: