Explore the Okavango’s water wonderland from this private safari island camp

Nestled on a private island in the Jao Reserve of the Okavango Delta, Jacana Camp is a hotspot for aquatic biodiversity. The camp offers exceptional game viewing of hippos, crocodiles and families of elephants who wade through the clear waterways. The camp also enjoys a flurry of waterbirds, including their namesake — the jacana — along with Pel’s fishing owl and the wattled crane. Guests can enjoy safaris in all shapes and forms — from day and night to walking and even boat safaris, before relaxing in the open-air camp with all the comforts of home. Through their involvement in the Children in the Wilderness initiative, Jacana partners with Pack for a Purpose and the Tubu Joint Management Committee.

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Best time to go to Botswana

Botswana's climate ranges from arid to semi-arid and is marked by hot and rainy summers, usually between November and March. This ‘green’ season is the best time to spot migrating birds, predators, and baby animals. However, many lodges in the Okavango Delta close during these months, so do check before you book. The dry season, between April and October, is the prime time to spot animals as they frequent water sources. This is also when the Delta floods, making it a great time for water-based activities. These months are a fantastic time to visit the salt pans, which will be dry from about June to September.


Luxury Tents

Adorned in earthy tones to blend in with the pristine wilderness around them, guests can expect to see game from their luxury tents. Each of the luxury tents features either a fitted double bed or 2 twin beds, with an en-suite bathroom, a luxurious outdoor bath and bush views from a private balcony.

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