Set on an island and surrounded year round by water, Jacana Camp is a quintessential Okavango Delta 'water camp'. The surrounding wetlands are densely populated with swamp specialists like sitatunga and red lechwe antelopes and the area abounds with hippo, elephant, crocodile and other big game. It is also home to a rich variety of water birds including wattled cranes, Pel's fishing-owls, both species of jacanas as well as other seldom-seen species such as rails, crakes and moorhens.

Water-based activities such as fishing expeditions, boat trips and peaceful game viewing by mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) make the most of these beautiful, watery surroundings. Walking safaris are offered year round and, depending on water levels, game drives are available from about September to May as the floodwaters recede.

The Bush Buddy programme has been specially designed to appeal to pre-teens and teenagers with age-appropriate activities, snacks, gifts and arts & crafts.


  • In a private concession with prime game-viewing
  • Small & cosy, with only 5 tents
  • Ideal for rare wildlife & Sitatunga antelope
  • Fantastic bird-watching destination
  • Water-based activities all-year round
  • Game drives during the dry season
  • Bush Buddy programme for young guests

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Incorporating many natural elements, a cleverly designed and multi-level central area includes a cosy bar and lounge near the camp’s open-air fireplace, a quiet library and reading area on a separate floor and a restaurant on the top floor with endless views of floodplains and waterways.

The camp's facilities include a plunge pool and a curio shop plus a gazebo with hammocks - ideal for a nap in between safari activities. There is a raised hide located about 40 minutes from camp which can be used by small groups for thrilling sleep outs.

As part of the Bush Buddy programme, children from six to 17 will enjoy everything from cooking in the great outdoors to learning the secrets of the San Bushmen's paints and inks used to create their mystical rock art.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Children's Club
    Laundry service


Buffet meals at Jacana Camp are served in the main dining area, set on an elevated wooden deck beneath sycamore fig trees and wild date palms and overlooking the area's floodplains.

Watch the sun rise silently over the Okavango Delta at breakfast time and conclude the day with your gourmet dinner around the roaring campfire under the African stars.

Standard Tent

Jacana Camp accommodates a maximum of 10 guests in five comfortable Meru-style tents. Accessed by private paths, the tents are set on wooden decks with sigh-inducing views over the Okavango Delta's western floodplains.

Each luxury tent has an en suite bathroom with flush toilet and a shower that is open to the African skies.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

    En-suite shower only
    Outdoor shower
    Outdoor area
    Safe in room


  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Game drives
  • Mokoro trails
  • Night drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Fishing
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $1085 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017 $660 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 20 Dec 2017 - 10 Jan 2018 $1015 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 11 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $680 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018 $680 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $1120 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 $680 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 20 Dec 2018 - 10 Jan 2019 $1050 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Madelein Norval

Madelein Norval

Africa Safari Expert

"What makes a lovely change is walking everywhere on 'terra firma' instead of the usual wooden boardwalks. Also, don't be surprised to find an elephant chewing on plants in front of your room!"



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