Wilderness Safaris Reopens Jao Camp

by Erich Martin

Sep 19, 2019

The Wilderness Camp Jao Lodge with a wonderfull pool overlooking the lagoon with the Hippo-pool. Photo: Michael Müller | Dreamstime.com

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Following a complete renovation, Wilderness Safaris’ Jao Camp reopened in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

The renovation is complete with five tented suites and two exclusive villas, each with its own private vehicle, chef and butler.

“We are thrilled to reveal the transformation of Jao Camp after eight-and-a-half months of construction, and proud of our various teams and craftsmen who worked tirelessly to make this happen,” said Cathy Kays, co-owner, Jao Reserve.

Each of the new accommodations include private plunge pools, lounges, dining areas and in-suite bathrooms. The property’s new spa sits beneath palm trees and includes two circular treatment rooms surrounded by tranquil ponds. There is also a fully-equipped gym for those feeling a little more energetic.

Perhaps the biggest focus for the new property is the Centre of Knowledge museum and gallery. This center places a visceral emphasis on learning by way of a huge, authentic giraffe skeleton, geographical maps and Okavango history.

Jao is completely solar powered. The suites are heated and cooled by way of an indirect evaporative cooler, which uses much less energy than traditional air conditioning.

“We are proud to have pioneered sustainable ecotourism at Jao for over 20 years now, and we can’t wait to share the new camp’s extraordinary wilderness offering with our guests,” Kays said.

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