The guided boating safaris (on 12-seater and 7-seater boats) at Jacana are a big draw for safari-goers craving something different than your typical 4x4 game drives. As you glide along the channels, you'll have the opportunity to observe small fascinating creatures of the Delta, as well as the chief water-loving residents, including hippo and crocodile and a great variety of waterbirds.
What makes a mokoro experience so great is that it is a more peaceful way to experience the Delta (no roaring engine!). This Okavango Delta safari activity is a must if you're keen on observing the smaller animals and generally getting even closer to nature. You'll also get a better chance of witnessing the typically skittish red lechwe, bushbuck and the occasional sitatunga. Your mokoro poler will also help point out saddle-billed storks hunting for frogs.
While Jacana Camp is predominantly a water-based Okavango Delta camp, they do still offer some safari activities back on land. Guided walks run year-round which are led by professional, armed trackers, while 4x4 guided drives (including night drives) also take place during the summer months when the water levels are low enough.
Birdlife is abundant within the Jao Concession with a large variety of bird species found in the vicinity of Jacana Camp. This includes wattled cranes, saddle-billed storks, African darters, reed cormorants, king-fishers, slaty egret, as well as several species of heron. Ground hornbills are also seen regularly when water-levels are low. If you don't arrive at this camp as an avid birder, chances are you will leave as one.