Jacana Camp is situated outside the Moremi Game reserve on the Jao flats. It is a true water camp and offers mokoro and walking safaris all year round. Jacana Camp has five small meru-style tents accommodating a maximum of eight guests.
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About Jacana Camp
Jacana Camp has five small meru-style tents accommodating a maximum of
eight guests. Each tent is on a wooden deck overlooking the floodplains and has
an en suite bathroom with flush toilet and shower. The main dining area is on
the top floor of an elevated wooden deck between two magnificent sycamore figs
and surrounded by dense wild date palms. Downstairs, there is a cosy pub and
lounge with an area for an open fire under the stars.
Jacana Camp is set in the most densely populated wetland area for Sitatunga
antelope and Red Lechwe. Hippos and crocodiles are regularly sited. In the dry
season lechwe, tsessebe, elephant, wildebeest and zebra occur here, and lions,
cheetah and leopard are often sited on the floodplains. This is an area of prime
importance for a host of wetland bird species, including Wattled Cranes,
Pel's Fishing Owls, both species of Jacanas as well as other seldom sighted
species such as Rails, Crakes and Moorhens.
Jacana Camp is a true water camp, becoming a small island surrounded by flooded
plains when the Okavango Delta is at its peak flooding each year (usually
from April to October). During the height of the floods, the activities at
Jacana Camp revolve around exploring the waterways of the Okavango by mokoro
(dug-out canoe), motor boat and on foot. Travelling silently by
mekoro, is a wonderful way to experience the Okavango as you glide
silently through the shallow flood plains enjoying the magnificent bird and
aquatic life. One of the highlights is searching for the rare and elusive
sitatunga antelope. Larger mammals in the area can include elephant, buffalo and
lion. Taking a mokoro ride to a distant island, then stopping for a lengthy walk
before enjoying a leisurely brunch on a sandy bank is a good way to appreciate
the true wilderness atmosphere and unique scenery and wildlife of
the Okavango - with no one else around us.