The guides at Jao Camp are genuinely exceptional and can track and most importantly find animals over long distances using subtle clues. It's almost as if they have x-ray vision to be able to pinpoint timid lechwes along the waterways, as well and prides of lions skillfully getting ready to advance. Guided game drives depart in the morning and late afternoon, while night drives depend on the water levels.
While staying at Jao Camp, you'll also be able to get out onto the water if the flood levels are optimal. You can try safaris by motorboat, but don't skip the mokoro excursions. These traditional canoes are less intrusive without roaring engines, making it easier to get close to local birds and animals. These are steered by proficient mokoro polers and are the perfect contrast to your more typical land-based Okavango safari activities.
The bird viewing in the Jao concession is pretty spectacular, especially during the summer months (December to April). Even if you don't think birds are your thing, by the time you leave the Okavango Delta; you will have become a passionate expert! The Delta is home to the hallowed Pel's fishing owl and African skimmers, as well as endangered species such as the southern ground hornbill and wattled crane.
The Jao Spa is tucked away under magnificent African ebony trees overlooking cool and calm waters. The setting is enchanting, where you can rest and feel utterly restored. Choose from a full menu of spa therapies and massage treatments, and you'll quickly realise that it's arguably one of the best places for a massage in the Delta.