Luxury Lodges: Botswana
Okavango Delta, Botswana
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In the heart of the Okavango, luxurious Jao is set amongst islands fringed with riverine forests and vast floodplains with prolific wildlife. The camp, which was rebuilt in 2019, offers a fresh and contemporary design, in the same picturesque location. The sense of adventure that Jao has always prided itself on, continues in the ever-evolving sculptural and architectural language, adding an element of surprise and delight. The game viewing at Jao is superb. Huge herds of red lechwe can be seen, followed by their primary predator, large prides of lion.
Birding, Nature, Wildlife, Beautiful Wilderness, Water Safari
WHY WE LOVE IT:
Jao has five luxurious suites and two ultra-luxe villas, each individually handcrafted and with an open-plan design, vintage-style fittings and a sala for afternoon siestas. A romantic Star Bed is a seasonal option when water levels permit. An elaborate two-story main area also includes a plunge pool, library, gym, and boma for dining under the stars, complemented by an excellent wine cellar. The spa has a wide range of massage therapies.