African ecotourism operator Wilderness Safaris announced it plans to rebuild and completely reinvent Jao Camp. Located in the middle of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, the camp will return June 1, 2019 with five twin accommodations, as well as two new villas.
The new Jao Camp will keep the same high-stilted main area built into the tree canopy, but with more private areas among the trees. The five twins will come with private plunge pools, lounge and dining areas, kitchen facilities and en-suite bathrooms, including indoor and outdoor showers. The two new Jao Villas will hold up to four guests. Consisting of two identical guest rooms with a main area between them, the villas will also offer a private vehicle, guide, chef and butler.
Jao Camp’s main area will offer both indoor and outdoor lounges, dining areas, a kitchen, several private dining areas and a fire deck. A spa will be available, tucked into the palms for privacy. A gym will be built at the edge of the island, with a main pool projected out onto the floodplain for 270-degree views of the delta. Additionally, the new Jao Camp will offer its own museum and gallery.
Wilderness Safaris is an ecotourism operator with camps and safaris throughout Africa, including Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Zambia and Zimbabwe.