Jacana is the archetypal Okavango Delta camp. Situated in the beautiful, expansive Jao Flats, Jacana is a place where the rhythms of the arriving (and departing) annual inundation can be seen and felt. The year-round presence of water creates a tranquil environment shared with multitudes of birds – including sought-after ‘Okavango specials’ – and other wildlife which thrives in this unique, water-filled environment.
Jacana features five guest tents, each with an outdoor shower. The main area, sheltered beneath giant sycamore fig trees, is the starting point for waterborne voyages of discovery by boat and mokoro.
INSIDER'S TIP: A safari at Jacana is not complete without enjoying a mokoro ride along the tranquil channels of the Delta. Scan passing trees for the elusive Pel’s fishing-owl!
Place: Situated on a small island in the scenic Jao Flats area of the concession, Jacana is a true water camp, where boating and mokoro excursions take advantage of the quiet channels and inundated floodplains and some of the fascinating creatures of the Delta – maybe even sitatunga – as well as the wealth of waterbirds that can be seen. Day game drives take place all year round.
Accommodation: Five tents are built on raised wooden decks, all with beautiful views over the water. The main area is set on an elevated wooden deck nestled between two enormous sycamore trees, surrounded by dense wild date palms, with a large viewing deck and open area to sit around the fire.
Purpose: Jacana is dedicated to, and is involved with, projects that support community upliftment – including hosting Children in the Wilderness camps since 2002, and partnering with the Tubu Joint Management Committee and the Pack for a Purpose initiative.
Unique Selling Points
- True Okavango camp with visual, tangible exposure to the seasonal inundation
- Plenty of Okavango “specials,” such as Pel’s fishing-owl, sitatunga and red lechwe
- Water activities possible all year round