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      Jao Camp

      Rising Out of the Vast and Active Wetlands

      In the central region of the Jao Concession vast open floodplains provide some of the most stunning scenery Botswana has to offer. Jao Camp lies in the southern side of the plains, an area with beautiful islands fringed with riverine forests. Jao Camp has nine spacious tents, each individually handcrafted. These twin-bedded canvas and thatched rooms are situated beneath a canopy of shady trees and have en-suite facilities, as well as an outdoor shower for the more adventurous. Built on raised decks, each has a private sala for afternoon siestas and offers wonderful views of the spectacular surrounding floodplains of Botswana. In addition to the lounge and dining area, there are two plunge pools and an outdoor boma for dining under the stars, complemented by wines from an excellent wine cellar. Jao Camp also has a spa where a wide range of massage therapies are offered. 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. During an unusually high flood season, game drives begin by boating out to a nearby Hunda Island where the vehicles are waiting, and the drive begins from there. Huge herds of red lechwe antelope can be seen, followed by their primary predator - prides of lions. Other game typical of Botswana include elephants, buffalo, leopards, tsessebe, zebra and wildebeest, hippos and crocodiles. Many bird species are resident such as Meyer's parrot, African harrier hawk, black egret, coppery-tailed coucal, Malachite Kingfisher, hamerkop and black crake being some of the avian treasures found at Jao Camp.

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      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $1,403 per person per night
      • Location: Southern Africa, Botswana
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      • Age Minimum: 6 years old
      • # of Beds: 20 beds
      • Amenities: Ensuite Bathrooms, Hairdryer, Laundry Included, Local Drinks Included, Pool, Recharge Facilities, Workout Room
      • Type: Permanent Tented, Private Concession
      • Includes: Rates include: accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, all house drinks (premiumimported brands and champagne excluded), laundry

      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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        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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        Sundowner

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        Walking Safari

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