The Midweek Sun

ISLAND BLISS: The beautiful Jacana Camp


Jacana is beautifull­y set on an island in the Jao concession in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

This is a typical Delta camp that travellers may want to visit for relaxation. The fact that it is built on one of the country’s lovely islands gives this camp an exceptiona­l edge. It is surrounded by seasonally-inundated floodplain­s and papyrus swamps. Jacana has five en-suite Meru-style tents, built on raised wooden decks to take advantage of the views of the broad channels in front. It is also one of the lovely ‘water camps’ around.

Jacana Camp primarily offers water activities with game drives during the summer months dependent on water levels. Guests travelling to Jacana usually get return flights from Maun. The luxury accommodat­ion there offers therapeuti­c comfort at all times with the fresh smell of water.

Some of the activities include; game activities like mokoro, motorized boating and drives. All meals and snacks are freshly served from their kitchen by qualified chefs. They also have a bar offering soft drinks, beer and wine. They promote local tourism as they sometimes reserve special bookings for domestic guests only. This wilderness camp also boasts of many wild animals, making the game drive there an attractive sight. Animals such as leopards, elephants and lions can easily be spotted at the camp.

This is one of the places known for best hospitalit­y and has been part of the ‘Children in the wilderness’ initiative that exposes students within the Okavango region to the beautiful camps surroundin­g them.

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