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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

At Jao, from the moment we arrived at the airport we were escorted with excellent, personal care! Luxury, family touch, The Majic of Africa defined...food like we've never tasted, Hospitality extraordinaire'- all define our experience at Jao. The trip of a lifetime!

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Jao Camp, responded to this review

Dear JanaLackey1, Thank you for the amazing review, we are thrilled to read your great memories and thank you for sharing some of your great photos with us - they are truly beautiful. Thank you again Wilderness Safaris

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the staff at Jao Camp were very friendly and welcoming, and our guide, M.D., was truly exceptional! We loved our safari drives with him and were spoiled with plentiful wildlife everywhere, including seeing three leopards. The lodge and the rooms were beautifully harmonised with nature and the wooden bridges were an incredible way of getting around. The spa ladies...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Jao Camp, responded to this review

Thank you Susan for the beautiful review, we are overjoyed to see how much you enjoyed your time with MD, the wonderful ladies at the spa and all the staff in camp. We hope you got some great photos of the leopards too. Kind regards Wilderness Safaris

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for beautiful accommodations, amazing service and wonderful food this is the camp for you. The tents are beautifully decorated and very spacious with indoor and outdoor sitting areas and showers. The food and service was top notch and don't miss the spa for an amazing massage. We spotted leopard, lions, and zebra on our first day...

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Dear Jennifer, Thank you for the wonderful review, we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and how many great sightings you enjoyed while out on your drives. We are thrilled you were able to find some down time to make full use of our beautiful spa and hope you will return soon for a...

Reviewed 3 January 2017

Of all the places that we stayed on our trip, this was definitely the most luxurious. The "tents" were bigger than my apartment in London and more luxuriously appointed with 2 showers (indoor and outdoor) and a beautiful bath. The people were seriously attentive, the food amazing and the surroundings beautiful. I would specifically recommend this location during peak wet...

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Thank you Cameron B for your wonderful review, we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and how much you enjoyed the luxury of our tents. As per your recommendation we hope you will visit us again during the wet season to see how much our beautiful surroundings change. Thank you again Wilderness Safaris

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 December 2016

My wife and I spent 4 nights in Jao camp last October. We have been in many safari camps in Botswana, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania, last 10 years; this was by far the most spectacular camp we have experienced so far in the Delta and maybe in the entire southeast Africa. Been myself a wild life photographer, the beauty...

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Thank you Rossano and Anita for your wonderful review and high praises, we are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Jakes is a phenomenal guide and one of the treasures at Jao, we will be sure to share your kind words with him, Newman and the rest...

Morzine, France
Reviewed 16 November 2016

From the moment you land on the small landing strip you are transported to a fabulous camp A quick flyover by the pilot to ensure no animals on the landing area, pick up by your personal guide, the wooden bridge approach to the camp which is virtually invisible in the treeline and then the welcome by the staff in beautiful...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Jao Camp, responded to this review

Dear Raymond, Thank you for the beautiful review, we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed you stay in the trees with us and glad to see Kaiser treated you to some wonderful activities too. We sincerely hope you will return with your family soon, and hopefully in the wet season next time to see how the amazing area...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My wife and I spent 5 glorious nights at this amazing camp in October. From the minute we arrived the greeting by the staff was warm and genuine. The lodge itself a mind blowing mixture of African / Arabic and Indonesian architecture and the rooms or should I say " Villas " jaw dropping beautiful. The staff especially Pelile and...

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Dear Allan and Gail, Thank you for your beautiful review, we too hope to welcome you back to our little slice of paradise soon. We are delighted to see that Pelile, Newman Lydia, Atty and all the fabulous staff in camp were able to help make your entire stay with us a once in a lifetime experience. We look forward...

Reviewed 3 September 2016

I had read of Jao in the book Spectacular Hotels. It lived up to the name! From pervasive exciting game presence - elephants off our deck, hippos underneath our door platform, cape buffalo under the walkway - to terrific food and an amazing staff our stay exceeded even my elevated expectations. We had a once in a lifetime experience with...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Jao Camp, responded to this review

Dear Jeb, Hearing that Jao both lived up to its name and exceeded your expectations, delights us no end! The Okavango Delta is a truly special place for many reasons, but especially because it provides the opportunity for us to get really close to the wonders of nature - such as the wildlife in and around the camps. Lovely to...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I couldn't agree more with all the other 5-Star reviews! Jao Camp was beyond expectations! We travelled with our two teenage daughters (before our youngest heads off to college): and had the experience of a lifetime. Highlights: The always amazing food -- the beds with heated blankets (for those slightly chilly nights) -- and the cacophony of sounds from baboons,...

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Dear Mimiseattle2016, Thank you for the amazing review, we are thrilled to see that every element of your stay exceeded your expectations. We have shared your beautiful words with MT and all the staff in camp who are just as eagerly hoping you will visit us again soon. You will have to come back after your daughter graduates so we...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Every single person on the Jao Camp team wants your stay to be one of the best memories of your life. From the initial welcome with song and dance you will be very happy you chose Jao Camp for a special experience. It also has one of the top rated spas in Botswana, and a massage feels really good after...

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Dear ourcottage, Thank you for your amazing review and outstanding recommendation. We are thrilled to see what a wonderful time you had with us. And most of all that you had a chance to enjoy the spoils of the Jao Sap. We will be sure to share your kind words with all our staff in camp, especially OT who you...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A sophisticated and hidden Okavango Delta retreat.Located on a large island in the heart of the Okavango, Jao Camp’s individually handcrafted and luxurious tents look out onto the essence of the Delta – swathes of water, swaying reeds, leaping lechwe and dancing cranes. The main area is an elaborate two-storey wooden structure with lounge and dining area, two plunge pools, a library, curio shop and boma for dining under the stars, complemented by an excellent wine cellar. An award-winning spa and gym epitomise luxury in the most remote, scenically splendid setting.HighlightsJao’s position – amongst waterways and lagoons, yet close to dry Kalahari woodland – means you can enjoy both land and water experiences, depending on the time of year and the level of the waters that move ceaselessly through the area. Here, spectacular herds of red lechwe are followed by lion and leopard, while other game includes tsessebe, giraffe, elephant, hippo and crocodile, occasional sitatunga and regular spotted-necked otter. Experiences: Mokoro • Boating (seasonal) • Seasonal catch-and-release fishing • Day and night game drives • Seasonal hide for sleep-outs or game viewing ... more   less 

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Address: Moremi Game Reserve Border, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta > Moremi Game Reserve
Price Range: €957 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Jao Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Jao Camp Hotel Okavango Delta
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“6, 7 ,8 probably the best.”
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“each room is accessed of an elevated walkway. Animals [apart from elephants] can roam freely through the camp.”
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“room 6 is in a perfect location”
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“All rooms/huts are good; Room #1 is family room w/separate room that sleeps 2.”
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