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Jacana Camp, Moremi, Botswana

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Jacana Camp, part of the Jao Concession, is located about 15 miles west of Mombo, outside the Moremi Game Reserve on the Jao flats. This region is part of the Okavango Delta System, covering over 6,000-square-miles (15,000-km2) and is one of the most densely populated wetland areas for sitatunga and red lechwe. Wildlife concentrations depend on the water flow and volume and thus change from season to season but all the big animals can be found in the area including elephant, Lion, Leopard and buffalo. Pels fishing owl is a favorite amongst birders as well as greater and lesser Jacanas.

Jacana Camp has five Meru-style tents each built on a wooden deck overlooking the floodplains. The en suite bathroom is enclosed but roofless allowing for showers by starlight and is equipped with a flush toilet. The camp has a plunge pool for cooling off from the midday sun. The main dining area is on an elevated wooden deck between two magnificent sycamore fig trees and surrounded by dense wild date palms. Downstairs, there is a cozy bar and lounge with an area for an open fire under the stars.

Jacana Camp is a truly water-oriented camp and offers mokoro year round. Game drives are only possible from about September to May as water levels restrict this activity when the flood is in.