Jao Camp




  • Romantic camp
  • Some of the finest camp accommodation in the Okavango Delta
  • Idyllic romantic island setting
  • Private sala with hammocks
  • Health spa on offer
  • Excellent birding

Jao Camp is an exquisite tented camp on an idyllic remote island retreat, bordering the western part of the Moremi Game Reserve. This romantic Botswana Camp, with two plunge pools, wine cellar and outdoor boma, is raised on wooden decks with wonderful views of the surrounding floodplains and savanna in the Okavango Delta.

Jao Camp offers an excellent all-round wilderness experience: with habitats varying from waterways to lagoons to dry Kalahari grasslands, the camp offers land and water experiences, depending on flood levels each year, including mokoro trails, fishing and game-viewing by boat and 4x4 vehicle.

Huge herds of red lechwe and sitatunga attract their primary predator, prides of lion. As the water levels recede, so the plains game arrives including elephant, buffalo, tsessebe, zebra and wildebeest. The birdlife is spectacular with Okavango specials like Pel's fishing owl, wattled crane, slaty egrets, pink-throated longclaws, African skimmers and jacanas.


Jao Camp (rebuilt in 2019) comprises a main area elevated into the tree canopy, two exclusive villas and five twins all with private plunge pools, lounge and dining areas, and en-suite bathrooms, including indoor and outdoor showers. The two Jao Villas, accommodating four people each in two identical guest rooms, share a main area, and also have an exclusive vehicle, guide, chef and butler.

The fresh and contemporary design, in the same lovely location, continues the sense of adventure that Jao has always prized, adding an element of surprise and delight in ever-evolving sculptural and architectural language.

In addition to the main lounge and dining area, there are two plunge pools and a boma for dining under the stars, complemented by selections from the excellent wine cellar. Jao also has a spa where a wide range of massage therapies are offered and a gym for the more active. The camp itself perfectly mirrors the beauty of the Delta and allows an effortless entry into the wonders of this pristine wetland paradise.

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Standard Tent(s)

5 x Tents comprising: 05 x twin-bedded luxury tented accommodations each with two three quarter beds (separate mattresses with shared base).



02 x Villas comprising: Each villa has two identical tents (four beds in total) each with own en-suite facilities, sharing a lounge and dining area, private butler, kitchenette with private chef, fire deck and private plunge pool, plus private vehicle and guide.


Special offers

Free Flights

Complimentary Flights in Botswana & Between Vic Falls & Hwange if you stay 6+ nights

Complimentary Flights in Botswana &amp; Between Vic Falls &amp; Hwange &amp; To / From Livingstone on Wilderness Air <ul> <li> Book 6 nts + any combo Wilderness Bots &amp; Zim Hwange Camps &amp; Toka Leya. And the first 3 flights or road transfers are free</li> <li>Book 8 nts + any combo Wilderness Bots &amp; Zim Hwange Camps &amp; Toka Leya. First 4 flights are free</li> <li>Road xfrs included = Kasane – Livingstone / Vic Falls</li> <li>Flights included = Circuit flights with Wilderness Air in Bots &amp; between Vic Falls &amp; Hwange</li> <li>Kalahari Plains &amp; Mana Pools not included</li> <li>Itins can include non Wilderness Camps</li> <li>Includes flts to / from 3rd party properties using Wilderness Air</li> <li><strong>Bookings to be made on the Wilderness Window for special to apply</strong></li> </ul>

Excludes: Kalahari Plains & Mana Pools not included

VALID FROM 01/04/2023
VALID UNTIL 31/12/2024

Stay 6 nights - 5% off

Stay for 6 nights and get 5% off- valid for all camps

Book 6 nights and get 5% discount - Valid for all Wilderness Camps except peak season from June to October

Terms & Conditions: Excludes June to October and Festive season

VALID FROM 01/11/2023
VALID UNTIL 31/05/2024


Accommodation, meals, game activities, drinks excluding premium wines, spirits and champagne, laundry.


Curios, massages and/or imported drinks

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round

Good For

Birding, Nature, Wildlife