Wilderness Jao Camp

Wilderness Jao Camp

inside the lounge at Wilderness Jao luxury lodge
A view of the outdoors deck and fireplace at Wilderness Jao Camp
The view looking out of the exercise room to the rising morning sun.
One of the pools available to guests when staying at a villa at Wilderness Jao Camp
A view from inside one of the covered pools at Wilderness Jao Camp
The interior of a villa at Wilderness Jao Camp

Wilderness Jao Camp

Okavango Delta, Botswana

A delightful, adventure-filled camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta, you’ll be thrilled (as were we) with the wonderful combination of land and water activities available. Wilderness Jao is surrounded by riverine forests and floodplains which means, depending on the season, you will either be boating in upon arrival or being welcomed from the comforts of a safari 4×4 game vehicle. 

For us, it’s really the unconventional safari interiors that’s the main drawcard of this camp  – a tasteful mix of wood, metal and glass, intermingled with natural and recycled materials and enhanced with traditional safari elements or pieces that pay homage to the region. All in all – rich, warm, airy and inviting. You will also appreciate the exclusivity of the camp, with just five suites and two villas to choose from – each option spacious and luxurious in its offering.

Amenities and Activities:

ROOMS: 5 suites and 2 villas

BEST FOR: honeymooners, couples, families and private groups (Jao offers two luxury villas)


  • Big Five game drives

  • Motorized boat safaris

  • Mokoro adventures

  • Guided walking safari

  • Scenic helicopter flights
  • Catch-and-release fishing


Mealtimes are divine, with dishes inspired by locally sourced ingredients – proper farm-to-table fare. We also love that the location of the camp, on a private concession, lends itself to exceptional game viewing adventures including night drives, exclusive cultural excursions such as Hunda Island trips, and so much more.

 Insider Tip: Take the time to explore your surroundings. Spend an afternoon before your game drive in the library or discover the gallery and museum areas – fantastic additions to this contemporary camp.

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