From the pick up at the airport by wilderness air/ safari, we felt we were in for a treat. from the small engine planes which I had never travelled in to seeing the delta for the first time. Amazing. The wonderful teas laid out to good food and conversation.Will not forget the dinner at the boma and seegin the hippos nearby who had eluded us during the day.
The safaris out into the delta were great and different although we did not see too many different animals which was okay for us coming from Kenya. The room was fit for a queen. quiet exciting to sleep with the open skis. The staff were very attentive to our needs. I could sense the friendliness and comradeship between the management and staff. William thanks for a great experience. I have never experienced a manager taking the time to show me the ins and out of running the camp. The conservation efforts being done are exemplary and others should follow suit. My only down(written with a light touch) was being visited by ants just before I slept and this was quickly dealt with and explained to me as to the cause of them coming up into the room. I would recommend to my friends and would love to come back. Terry
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A sophisticated and hidden Okavango Delta retreat.Located on a large island in the heart of the Okavango, Jao Camp’s individually handcrafted and luxurious tents look out onto the essence of the Delta – swathes of water, swaying reeds, leaping lechwe and dancing cranes. The main area is an elaborate two-storey wooden structure with lounge and dining area, two plunge pools, a library, curio shop and boma for dining under the stars, complemented by an excellent wine cellar. An award-winning spa and gym epitomise luxury in the most remote, scenically splendid setting.HighlightsJao’s position – amongst waterways and lagoons, yet close to dry Kalahari woodland – means you can enjoy both land and water experiences, depending on the time of year and the level of the waters that move ceaselessly through the area. Here, spectacular herds of red lechwe are followed by lion and leopard, while other game includes tsessebe, giraffe, elephant, hippo and crocodile, occasional sitatunga and regular spotted-necked otter. Experiences: Mokoro • Boating (seasonal) • Seasonal catch-and-release fishing • Day and night game drives • Seasonal hide for sleep-outs or game viewing ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jao Camp Hotel Okavango Delta