MOREMI GAME RESERVE
Jacana Camp is situated in the private Jao
Concession on the Moremi Game Reserve boundary in the
Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Located on a beautiful island and surrounded by the seasonally inundated
floodplain and papyrus swamps, Jacana Camp
consists of five Meru-style tents built on raised wooden decks to facilitate its
panoramic views of the Okavango Delta. Each tent
has an enclosed en-suite bathroom featuring a roofless shower which is lit by
dappled sunlight and shade or by the stars themselves at night. The main dining
area is on an elevated platform between two magnificent sycamore fig trees and
surrounded by dense wild date palms.
also has a cosy drinks and lounge with an area for an open fire under the stars;
and a plunge pool for cooling off in the midday sun.
Activities at Jacana Camp include mokoro trips,
and walking safaris (which must be requested prior to travel) in the
Okavango Delta all year round, as well as game
drives during September and May when the floodwaters have receded. There are
also two platform hides within the Jao Concession.
Jacana Camp is set in one of the most densely populated wetland areas
for sitatunga and red lechwe. All the big animals can be found regularly in the
area: including elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo. Wildlife concentrations
within this part of the Okavango Delta depend on
the water flow and volume and thus change from season to season. Birdlife is
abundant; enthusiasts can spot Pel's Fishing-Owl as well as African and Lesser
Jacanas and a host of other Okavango specials
such as Slaty Egret, African Pygmy-Goose and Western Banded Snake-Eagle.