Private concession, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve
Jao Camp is situated in the Jao Reserve, an area of 60000 hectares in the Okavango Delta. Built on a densely wooded, oval-shaped island, the design of Jao Camp is remarkable. Jao is the perfect destination for excellent game viewing and a sophisticated safari experience.
Jao sleeps a maximum of 18 guests in 5 spacious, unique and beautiful suites, each with its own plunge pool and 2 exclusive villas that include a plunge pool, private butler, chef, guide and vehicle. The double-height, thatched rooms have en suite facilities, including indoor and outdoor showers. In addition, each room has a 'sala', ideal for midday siestas and game-watching from the privacy of the room.
Jao's central area is split between two levels. The lower level has an intimate sitting area, a library, an excellent wine cellar and a stylish boma. Wooden walkways lead to the splash pools, each different in design and tucked away in the shade of the Okavango date palms surrounding the camp . The upper level consists of a high thatched deck with a large bar and sitting area on one side and a dining area on the other. A viewing deck furnished with comfortable chairs, loungers, and a telescope for guests to use, has superb views over the Okavango floodplains and the savannah beyond. A high walkway connects the guest rooms from the upper level, winding through the tall trees dotted around the camp. The Jao wellbeing salon offers massages and facials – both Botswana and Swedish style and a well-equipped gym is available for guests. The entertainment room is ideal for private dining, children's entertainment, watching wildlife documentaries and conducting lectures.