We stayed at Jao for 2 nights in June 2012. The mangement of Jao seem to have their own agenda with the camp and have let the standards of this camp drop considerably! Despite the large sum of money you spend to stay here, and experience the serenity and magic of the bushveld, the management allowed raucous, loud parties with inappropriate, blaring music past 2 in the morning! Which we find unsuited for an establishment of their reputation. All the guests pay the same amount to stay at Jao, why should certain guests get more attention and be allowed to ruin the experience for everyone else? We feel that manangement have let down all the other staff and guides at Jao who go out of their way to accommodate the guests and keep everyone comfortable. You get the feeling that the junior staff do not appreciate management's behavior and lack of guidance. I would not recommend Jao to anyone unless there is a change of mangement.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A sophisticated and hidden Okavango Delta retreat.Located on a large island in the heart of the Okavango, Jao Camp’s individually handcrafted and luxurious tents look out onto the essence of the Delta – swathes of water, swaying reeds, leaping lechwe and dancing cranes. The main area is an elaborate two-storey wooden structure with lounge and dining area, two plunge pools, a library, curio shop and boma for dining under the stars, complemented by an excellent wine cellar. An award-winning spa and gym epitomise luxury in the most remote, scenically splendid setting.HighlightsJao’s position – amongst waterways and lagoons, yet close to dry Kalahari woodland – means you can enjoy both land and water experiences, depending on the time of year and the level of the waters that move ceaselessly through the area. Here, spectacular herds of red lechwe are followed by lion and leopard, while other game includes tsessebe, giraffe, elephant, hippo and crocodile, occasional sitatunga and regular spotted-necked otter. Experiences: Mokoro • Boating (seasonal) • Seasonal catch-and-release fishing • Day and night game drives • Seasonal hide for sleep-outs or game viewing ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jao Camp Hotel Okavango Delta