The Okavango Delta
Jao is simply superb. The ‘Ritz’ of the Okavango, its interwoven floodplains, islands and endless skies provide the perfect stage for incredible wildlife and birdlife. The 9 customised luxury guest tents share Jao Island with the spectacular main area, which features two plunge pools, a library and an outdoor boma for evenings of traditional food, song and dance. There is a delightful central entertainment room which serves as a sitting and dining area with plenty of room for private dining, children’s entertainment and for watching wildlife documentaries or conducting lectures. Make the most of the many luxuries offered, such as the beautiful star bed sleep-out or a visit to the spa to feel utterly restored.
Tucked under magnificent African ebony trees is the impressive and enchanting Jao Spa, a perfect setting for a little indulgence. There is a full menu of therapies from facials and manicures to a wide range of massage options. There is also a fully equipped gym available.
The safari activities at Jao are just as impressive, in an area rich in game, birds, reptiles and water-based wildlife. Modes of game viewing include mokoro trips, boating trips along the waterways, morning and afternoon game drives, night drives and a super raised ‘hide’ a 20-minute drive from camp – a magical spot to watch the comings and goings of wildlife. The hide is also used for ‘sleep-outs’ for a maximum of 2 people on a queen-size bed with a large mosquito net (and a guide very close by!).
Features in the following itineraries
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka