a canoe with guests approaches an island at Jacanaa canoe with guests approaches an island at Jacana


From: $705.00

Jacana is an ideal water camp located on a small island in the Okavango Delta. Mokoro and boating excursions explore the quiet, papyrus lined channels. Sitatunga and a myriad different bird species can be seen in this pristine environment. Game drives reveal Lechwe and Pels fishing Owls.



Okavango Delta

Jacana enjoys spectacular year round game drives and water activities. Built on a small island in the Jao Flats concession the camp has excellent access to both land based mammals as well as excellent birding in the lush floodplains surrounding the camp.

Large herds of Red Lechwe can be found here along with their primary predators, Lions and Leopard. Sightings of both these apex predators are very good. Other herbivores include Elephant, Tsessebe, Hippo and occasionally Sitatunga. Sightings of Spotted Neck Otters are quite regular around camp.

Birding on this island camp is nothing short of spectacular with Wattled Cranes, Pels Fishing Owl, Slaty Egret, Rosy Throated Longclaw being just some of the species that guests see. For guests who wish to have a fantastic birding experience coupled with most of the Big 5, Jacana is a good choice to enjoy the best of both.


Jacana has just five tents accommodating a total of ten guests making it private and intimate. All the tents have been raised off the ground to provide stunning all round views over the water and the wildlife. All tents are made of canvas with a private deck in front that have excellent views. The en suite facilities comprise both indoor and outdoor showers as well as an outdoor bath. Comfortable chairs, mosquito nets and tea and coffee facilities make each room very comfortable.


Activities at Jacana focus on water based activities and the excellent birding. When the water levels are high the mokoro and boating activities reveal the mysteries of the Okavango. Fishing on a catch and release basis is also possible. Morning and afternoon game drives and walking safaris.

Read our Country Information for advice on travel to Botswana.

Feel like a little more luxury for your Africa safari in the Okavango Delta? Have a look at Tubu Tree Camp. Budge conscious? Have a look at Saguni Safari Lodge.

For further reading on the Okavango Delta visit the UNESCO site.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly to Maun from Cape Town or Johannesburg’s O R Tambo International Airports with SA Airlink, Air Botswana or South African Airways.

On your arrival in Maun you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you to a light aircraft for your flight to Jacana.

At the airfield you will be met by your guide for the short game drive to camp.

For assistance with domestic flights get in touch with us.



  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Local drinks
  • Walking safaris
  • Park fees
  • Laundry


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Medical evacuation insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Domestic flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal travel insurance



  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Boating
  • Fishing – catch and release
  • Walking safaris
  • Mokoro excursions
  • Birding


  • Scenic helicopter flights
  • Half day tour to the Tsodilo Hills a UNESCo world heritage site

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