Jumbo Junction Camp

Jumbo Junction Camp

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5.0
#19 of 43 campgrounds in Okavango Delta
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4.6
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4.8
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4.8
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4.8
Jumbo Junction Camp is a tented safari camp situated in the heart of a 100,000 hectare private concession, in the North East section of the Okavango Delta panhandle. We provide a pristine wilderness glamping experience, combined with exciting activities such as game drives, game walks, mokoro rides and sundowner boat trips.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Outdoor fireplace
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Restaurant
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Ng12 Concession Gunotsoga Village, 1001 Botswana
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T N wrote a review Jan 2020
Naples, Italy2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had amazing welcome song by the staff and the service was phenomenal. It was my birthday and the staff put a lot of attention to details, arranging the rooms and the birthday cake. It's truly a special place. The game drive was also very good, our guide Two boy was good fun and we saw lots of animals, a lot less touristy compare to other places. I thoroughly enjoy the mokoro too. A very memorable experience.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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carolhG2956CZ wrote a review Sep 2020
East London, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
my husband and i had a wonderful trip. we were taken by boat on a 1 and 1/2 hour trip form Guma lagoon to Seronga where we were met and drove 22 kms to the jumbo junction cape.
the staff were all extremely friendly and pleasant and the situation of the camp is wonderful, on the edge of the water
we took a two mokoro trips in the lagoon just close to the camp and walked on nearby islands
a highlight was the game drive. This involves a boat trip to a big island where we met a game drive vehicle
the game and birds were plentiful and the environment pristine
the food was excellent and made with great care
I highly recommend the camp
it is possible to reach jumbo junction by 4 x 4 vehicle from the ferry at Shakawe
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Tyler B wrote a review Jun 2023
Villa Rica, Georgia156 contributions14 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the great joy of staying two nights at Jumbo Junction. From the first moment we felt like we were with family. The guides EQ, Baruti and Monoso were terrific and so driven to help us see everything. We saw alot. Male Lion with his Buffalo kill, a leopard hunting (ambushing warthogs), zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, hyena with a warthog kill, hyena cubs, elephants, a honey badger and so much more. The mokoro ride was perfect. They poled us to a hippo pool and then a sundowner on a nearby island. I’ve done many mokoro rides and this was by far the best. Even if we hadn’t seen so many animals, just spending time with Herman and his family would have been enough. They were so accommodating and Herman went out of his way to have my wife’s lost luggage flown in from Maun. The location of Jumbo Junction is unique as the interaction with cattle, nearby villages and the wildlife is a much needed perspective.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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niel2023 wrote a review Apr 2023
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were there as guests of the owners, therefore no comment on the value of our stay.
Being on the edge of the Okavango floodplains., this is a very special location with the interesting interplay between communities and conservation - cattle grazing with zebras, lion chasing cattle, elephant grazing in between communities. Truly a wonderful experience!
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Date of stay: March 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Oli P wrote a review Nov 2021
7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a hidden gem! just outside of Seronga, the camp offers a beautiful view over the Okavango flood plains. Sitting in the dining area you can watch a plethora of beautiful birds and the occasional hippo. I went for a float around in a mokoro (hollowed out tree boat)- this was a fantastic activity and gave great hippo viewings! The rooms are absolutely glorious, and fantastically serviced by the friendly staff. Henry, the camp manager, is a smiley and friendly face who does everything to make your stay as great as possible.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Christmastravellers wrote a review Oct 2023
Airdrie, Canada90 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff were excellent, lovely lodge, excursions were very good. Welcome drink and cool towels were very welcoming. Because of the time of year (October) water levels very low, so all excursions were 1/2 hour drive in safari Jeep and a river crossing to reach excursion Jeep. Elephants galore, saw a leopard, lions, hippos, tons of birds. Only complaint was there was no netting on beds, bathrooms had slat flooring where bugs could easily access bedroom and did….food was like home cooking, very tasty! Pool was cool and very refreshing after a hot day on the trails!
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Date of stay: October 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Eric C wrote a review Aug 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The 12 of us had a great time at Jumbo Junction. The mokoro safaris were unique! The tents were very comfortable and the food was very good. The guides, the trackers and the whole staff were really nice, knowledgeable and helpful. We really had an amazing experience. Much appreciated.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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emarocco wrote a review Aug 2020
Sezze, Italy35 contributions11 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The owner organized a safari for us near his lodge. Great professionalism of the guides is a beautiful day spent in the bush !!!! The lodge is well organized and very pleasant, excellent service with great attention to customers. Thanks a lot !
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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501tg wrote a review Aug 2023
Pretoria, South Africa4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the privilege as four friends to spend very special quality time with Herman, Louise, their kids and staff members. It was a very blessed time and most definitely worth the trip. Everything they had us experience was a once in a lifetime special occasion. Our sincerest thanks and deepest prayers accompany Herman, Louise et al.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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kevanacmartin wrote a review Aug 2017
Zurich, Switzerland1 contribution5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We knew that the Okavango Delta is one of the natural wonders of the world, but this did not prepare us for the impact of its extraordinariness, both of people and place. We flew from Maun in a Cessna 172 low over the Delta to a remote airstrip in the north of the Delta where we were met by Baruti and Tecnic who drove us to one of the many water channels where the dreadlocked Monoso was waiting with an aluminium motorboat to speed us through shallow, winding, narrow hippo-trod channels and deliver us to the entrance of Jumbo Junction where we were greeted by the new managers, Sue and Greg Flaxman, and a welcoming choir formed of their staff. We stayed for 6 nights, which allowed Greg and Two Boy, his head guide, to choreograph a pre-dawn-to-post-dusk program of game drives, river outings, nature walks, village visits, and quiet expeditions in expertly poled mokoro dugouts. The catering in and out of camp by Sue and Gloria was a wonder of invention and taste sensations. Monoso’s training as barman, barista, and boatman featured in the sundowners - usually held in on river banks in remote locations to make the most of the spectacular sunsets - while in camp Mika delivered Sue’s succulent menus with the panache of a Parisian waiter. The panoramic and telescopic vision of our guides was a continual source of awe and wonder, as was their encyclopaedic knowledge of the flora and fauna and geography - psycho- and physical - of the Delta, delivered with gentle humour in fluent English. With their naked eyes they identified invisible animals for us to aim our powerful binocular at ('ahhhh, there it is...') and they seemed to possess second sight: no sooner had we asked, ‘are there hamerkop/giraffe/warthogs/carmine bee eaters here?’ than around the next corner the wished for animal would miraculously appear. As a rejoinder to the tickbox of the Big 5, Two Boy gave us his list of the Little 5: Ant Lion, Elephant Shrew, Leopard Tortoise, Buffalo Weaver, and Rhino Beatle. The company quickly extended this to list a Beautiful 5 and an Ugly 5, where the warthog topped both lists. What struck us forcefully, however, is that what we were experiencing was an ecosystem, not a zoo, and the interdependent complexities of the ecosystem were what our guides were really trying to show us. And as well all the animals, bird calls, tree names and tree uses, the medicinal uses of elephant dung etc., our guides taught us much about Botswanan history, economics, politics, the society within local villages, and the complexities of cattle farming in the Delta, where traditional hunting for food is now banned. Most significantly, we came to understand how fundamental is the concept of ‘Botho’ - a person is a person through other persons – to all Botswanans. That our Zimbabwe-born hosts, Sue and Greg, also practiced Botho was well-appreciated by the local community. Their boundless energy, optimism, and considerable skills augur well for the elephant-sized task they have taken on in rebuilding and reviving Jumbo Junction. For us it was an enchanted place – while testing the hammock strings under the thatched veranda we could see elephants, hippos and bushbuck wandering by, fish eagles swooping to catch fish, monitor lizards and squirrels scurrying through the camp, as well as a variety of exotic birds, and an evening sound-and-light show of hippo and bat calls, hoots of Scops owls, a chorus of frogs and insects, with fireflies blinking under the spectacular southern hemisphere sky, all laid on at no extra cost. So – Sue and Mr. Greg – Baya ketele mo isong ya metse, ke a leboga: we're just heading back...
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Date of stay: August 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Chalets are top for convenience and view
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Response from Sue F, Manager at Jumbo Junction Camp
Responded Sep 7, 2017
Thank you for your beautiful and eloquent review of Jumbo Junction. We are proud to have a review of this calibre! We are estatic that you enjoyed the time you spent with us as much as you did and will continue to make a concerted to effort to ensure that all our guests leave with wonderful memories of their visit to the Delta. The staff have told us how much they enjoyed hosting you, and I will pass on all the compliments to them including the delightful Mika, our "Parisian" waiter in the Delta! We hope that your travels will bring you back, for a return visit, to Jumbo Junction someday.
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Answer from Susan F
Pretoria, South Africa20 contributions
Hi there, Kate. We are at the top part of the Delta, or the "pan handle" as it's known. You can fly into us from Chobe, it takes approximately 1 hour and 20 mins. The airstrip you would fly into for us to collect you is called Kadizora airstrip. Take a look at our website for more info.
Jackie L wrote a tip Nov 2019
Essex, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All chalets/tented lodges have a view of the Delta but the chalets are closer to the camp's facilities"
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nicky_24_11 wrote a tip Nov 2019
Guildford, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all rooms/lodges/tents had great views over the water"
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AndrewS wrote a tip Nov 2019
Northampton, Massachusetts4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are stunning and private"
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juliacI8612SP wrote a tip May 2019
Stellenbosch, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any room is a good room!"
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Mary O wrote a tip Apr 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa12 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I enjoyed the luxury tent, but the camp also has 2 luxury chalets."
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PRICE RANGE
$1,165 - $1,300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BotswanaNorth-West DistrictOkavango Delta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Jumbo Junction Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Jumbo Junction Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Jumbo Junction Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Jumbo Junction Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Jumbo Junction Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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