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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Moremi Game Reserve Border, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2010

This was our second trip to Botswana. This trip included...Little Makalolo, Camp Amalinda,in Zimbabwe and Jao, Zarafa and Mombo in Botswana. We discussed each camp with all of its characteristics and narrowed down more what we prefer. We preferred Xigera camp (Wilderness classic camp, less money) we visited two years ago. (same water experiences) for its casual friendly atmosphere. It... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2010

Seriously, who could have any issues with Jao? Right from the plane ride in from Maun to our plane ride out it was over the top! Every day was better than the last. Even the elephant knocking out the water for hours in the middle of the day was handled quickly and efficiently. Besides, how many people can come home... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2010

Stayed for 3 nights,and loved every second.Food,staff,surroundings were all super.We had a wonderful guide called Cedric and he found so many animals and birds. Have stayed in other camps before ,but this is the best. Hope to return.

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Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

I agree, with much enthusiasm, that Jao was an amazing experience. It is physically beautiful with hardwoods and natural stones. The suites are gorgeous, comfortabe and romantic. An outdoor shower has sweeping views of the sun setting over the delta. The ability of the staff to produce the amount and quality of food here is awesome! I must commend the... More

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Ahmedabad , India
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2009

Very little wild life to see. we could not see even one Lion in three days. good for waching birds and relaxing. if you want to see big 5 of africa this is not your camp. Very nice people , Very nice food. as i said its food safari. They feed you too much. very loving hospitality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2009

This was our first camp on our trip, and what a treasure it is! The staff is incredibly friendly, the food gourmet, and the rooms might be some of the most beautiful in Africa. Our guide, Chief, was the most knowledgeable guide of our trip. We celebrated our wedding anniversary while we were at this camp and had a candlelight... More

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Anaheim, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2009

We arrived at Jao Camp in the Okavango Delta by helicopter which was fast, comfortable, and a complete surprise arranged by our travel agent Mia Schoeman with go2africa in celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary! Travelling by helicopter gave us a different perspective of the landscape below and we were able to take photos of the delta as well as... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2008

We stayed in Jao for 2 nights as a part of our honeymoon to Botswana and Zambia. Our initial impression was that it was fantastic, and the travel agent had indicated to us that it was one of the top properties in Botswana, however we have mixed feelings on this place. The Good: - Game viewing was fantastic and the... More

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CathyKays, owner at Jao Camp, responded to this review

Jao Camp is situated in a pristine natural environment and is built and operated in an eco-friendly manner with only natural building material used in order to minimise our carbon footprint. Just as the camp is not fenced to keep out large animals like elephants, so too is it exposed to the tiniest of nature’s animals. We have had 3... More

Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2008

My first impression of Jao was "wow". It is a gorgeous camp in every way - great communal area encompassing lounge, library, bar and dining area over 2 levels. Big stairs everywhere though which can be a little daunting at first. The rooms are enormous - at least 3 times bigger that most in the Delta. They are linked by... More

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Luanda, Angola
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598 reviews 598 reviews
325 hotel reviews
917 helpful votes 917 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2008

I stayed here w. a freind as part of a 12 day safari of Botswana and Zambia's premier Wilderness Safaris Camps. It's a lovely Italian designed all wooden camp w. an Indonesian feel to it. There is a 1 km long wooden walk way up to 2 meters high in places directly under trees to the rooms making you feel... More

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Address: Moremi Game Reserve Border, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Location: Botswana > North-West District > Moremi Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Jao Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Jao Camp Hotel Okavango Delta

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