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Botswana Hotels

Jao Camp

  • Local Flavor

Pros

  • African fantasy deluxe
  • Superb service
  • Gorgeous views

Cons

  • Lots of steps
  • Game not always on tap

Updated 10/07/2012

Fodor's Review

Spectacular Jao (as in "now"), a pure Hollywood-meets-Africa fantasy, is on a densely wooded island in a private concession bordering the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Land and water activities are available, depending on the seasonal water levels, so you can take a day or night game drive in an open 4x4, glide in a mokoro through rippling meadows of water lilies, chug along hippo highways in a motorboat, or go on a guided walk. You'll see lots of predators, especially lions,

which live here in the highest concentration in the country, according to a wildlife census. Accommodations are individual spacious tents with superb views over the vast floodplains. Private bath facilities include an indoor and outdoor shower, flush toilet, and Victorian claw-foot tub. Rare African artifacts decorate the multitiered wood interior of the main building. The food is delicious and the standard of service is superb.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Phone:

27–11-807–1800-in South Africa

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 9 tents
  • All meals

Updated 10/07/2012

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