• A beautiful location in the western Okavango Delta
• 150,000 acres of private traversing and off-roading rights
• Game drives, night drives, walking and boating safaris as well as makoros and fishing
• Offering the quintessential Okavango Delta wetland experience
• Huge populations of hippos, crocodiles and red lechwe
If there is one area which particularly captures and embodies what the Okavango Delta is all about, then it must surely be the Jao Concession. The Jao Flats in the east are a wetland paradise, consisting of shallow swamps and extensive floodplains teeming with herds of red lechwe and other herbivores, followed by their predators, lion and leopard. Good numbers of hippo and crocodile make the deeper channels their home. During the floods there is water as far as the eye can see and makoros or boats become the main mode of transport.
Further to the west, a large sand tongue culminates in the form of Hunda Island. Having access to more dry land means that the game viewing here is more reliable throughout the year. Larger herds of zebra, wildebeest and impala are to be found here and this means that hyena and leopard viewing is particularly impressive.
The concession is home to six different camps, but as they are small and spread out over such a large area, the density of other guests is still very low. The full suite of safari activities is offered here and you will have a choice between game drives, night drives, walking safaris, makoros, boating and even fishing. The water levels very enormously depending on the season and this will have a large bearing on your mode of exploration.