The Jao is a concession area on the western side of Moremi Game Reserve and is part of the Okavango Delta System which covers over 6,000-square-miles (15,000-km2). The area has a large range of habitats ranging from open flood plain to permanent waterways and lagoons and is said to have Botswana's highest concentration of lions. Lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, buffalo and elephant are all found in this area, as well as good concentrations of zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and all the plains game.
Jao Camp is a premier property with nine large and spacious rooms. Each of the unique canvas and thatched suites has been handcrafted under the direction of renowned architects Sylvio Rech and Leslie Carstens. The rooms are built under a canopy of shady trees and feature twin beds, en suite bathroom, hot and cold running water, a large bath and double vanity. There is an additional outside shower under the stars for those more adventurous who want to shower closer to nature. An outdoor "sala" invites you to enjoy midday siestas with a view and a breeze. Rooms are raised off the ground and offer wonderful views of the surrounding flood plains. A raised walkway connects the rooms to the dining room and lounge area.
Activities include day and night game drives in open vehicles, mokoro (dugout canoe) trips to explore the crystal clear channels, islands and waterways (water levels permitting). There is also a spa facility.