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      Jao

      Rising Out of the Vast and Active Wetlands

      Jao Camp lies in the southern side of the Jao Reserve, 150 000 acres of grasslands and water channels that cut their way through the papyrus and reed beds, lush palm islands that dot the water, and in the west, Hunda Island, the largest area of dry land. Around the immense Jao Flats, spectacular herds of red lechwe are followed by their predators – lion and leopard. Hippo and Nile crocodile are regularly sighted. Other game includes blue wildebeest, impala, tsessebe, southern giraffe, African elephant, spotted-necked otter and even the occasional sitatunga. The drier west harbors similar species, with greater concentrations of Burchell’s zebra and blue wildebeest. Jao has five luxurious suites and two ultra-luxe family/double villas featuring two identical guest rooms that share a main area. An elaborate main area includes a large rim flow pool, library, curio shop, museum, gym and boma for dining under the stars, complemented by an excellent wine cellar. The spa has a wide range of massage therapies. The suites and villas are cooled with a silent evaporative cooler, at a fraction of energy used by conventional air-conditioning, and self-igniting Calore stoves provide heating during the colder months. Jao is 100% solar powered, with the largest Victron off-grid lithium battery system in the world having been installed here. Mokoro (canoe), boat trips, fishing, nature walks (which must be requested prior to travel), day and night game drives and birding are usually on offer all year round due to the abundance of wildlife in Botswana. There are two platform hides in the concession. A twenty-minute drive from camp sits the Jao platform where guests, who stay at camp a minimum of 3 days, can sleep out under the stars one night during their stay. The platform is surrounded by water and available only when the water levels allow.

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      Availability & Pricing

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      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $1,262 per person per night
      • Location: Southern Africa, Botswana
      • Age Minimum: 6 years old
      • # of Beds: 18 beds
      • Amenities: Ensuite Bathrooms, Hairdryer, Laundry Included, Local Drinks Included, Pool, Recharge Facilities, Wi-Fi, Workout Room
      • Type: Permanent Tented, Private Concession
      • Included: Accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities: mokoro excursion, boating, fishing, game drives, night drives, off-road game viewing, game-viewing hide, outdoor dining, all house drinks (premium imported brands and Champagne excluded), laundry, park fees
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        Additional Cost:
        Premium imported brand spirits and Champagne, spa treatments, scenic helicopter tours

      Activities at this Accommodation

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        Canoe/Mokoro

        Glide along the water in your silent, people-powered craft, getting a little closer to the animals before they hear you coming.

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        Curios/Fine Art Shopping

        Bring a Little of Africa Home

        Bring home a piece of Africa, whether it's a small momento or an incredible piece of art that captures how you feel in this incredible environment.

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        Family Friendly Activities

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        Fishing

        What lies underneath the water's surface? Wild and wonderous species of fish you may never have seen before.

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        Game Drive

        Head out into the wilderness to see the incredible daily drama of predator/prey and the ancient circle of life.

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        Game Viewing by Boat

        Ride along the rivers edge to see which animals stop by for a drink.

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        Game-Viewing Hide

        When the animals can't see you, they go about their business as if you aren't even there. A game or photo hide allows you to get closer for some incredible views and photos.

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        Night Drive

        At night, the nocturnal animals awaken and treat you to a show that daylight game drives miss.

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        Off-Road Game Viewing

        In national parks and some other reserves, rules prohibit leaving the designated safari paths. But the wildlife are not always considerate enough to stay nearby. Get better vantages (and better photos) by heading off-road.

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        Outdoor Dining

        A lunch or dinner out in nature is one of the hallmarks of a luxury African experience. Your connection to the landscape is undisturbed and the food tastes even more special in this most wonderful of settings.

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        Scenic Helicopter Flight

        Buzz above the scenic landscape and get a bird's-eye view of wildlife. A scenic helicopter flight is a unparalleled way to experience Africa.

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        Spa Service

        Treat yourself to a spa service. It's a great way to feel civilized in between wild experiences.

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        Stargazing

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        Sundowner

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        Walking Safari

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