Located on a beautiful island in the Jao Concession in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Jacana is a typical Delta camp.
Jacana is set in the Jao Concession, a true wetland area, ideal for the rare sitatunga and abundant red lechwe. In the summer months when the inundation has receded, lechwe, tsessebe and elephant are prevalent, while lion, and occasionally leopard, may be seen. Wildlife concentrations in this area of the Delta depend on water flow and volume, changing from season to season. Birdlife is abundant; enthusiasts can spot Pel’s fishing-owl as well as African and lesser jacanas and other Okavango specials such as slaty egret and African pygmy-goose.
Being a ‘water camp,’ Jacana Camp offers primarily water activities with game drives during the summer months – dependent on water levels and time of year.
Jacana has five en-suite Meru-style tents, built on raised wooden decks to take advantage of the views of the broad channels in front. The main dining area is on an elevated platform nestled between two magnificent sycamore fig trees, surrounded by dense wild date palms, with a large viewing deck and open seating area around the fire.
View Delta life, from mammals to birds and reed frogs, while on a traditional mokoro – Botswana’s traditional dugout canoe.
Birding is excellent here with plenty of Okavango ‘specials’ including the Pel’s fishing-owl and Endangered wattled crane.
Boating in the Delta
Boating through the waterways to the east of camp allow for good game viewing along the channels.
Explore on land
Game drives are offered when the inundation levels are lower, typically in the summer months. These drives can reveal elephant, zebra and other plains game, and potentially the predators of the area.
Cast your Line
Seasonal fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment (spinner rods and a small range of lures) is offered on a catch-and-release basis.
Get your feet on the ground and enjoy a walk through the wilds of the Jao Concession.