Published on : Monday, July 8, 2019
Wilderness Safaris’ Jao Camp has
reopened in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta after being completely
Apart from featuring five tented suites, there
will be two new exclusive villas each having its own private vehicle, guide,
chef and butler.
Co-owner of the Jao Reserve, Cathy
Kays was thrilled to reveal the transformation of Jao Camp after
eight-and-a-half months of construction, and was proud of our various teams and craftsmen who
worked tirelessly to make this happen.
There is a special area with all elements of
the rebuild that embraces the true essence of the Delta.
Beautiful colour palettes of creams, greens,
soft purple and yellow has been incorporated in a unique botanical theme
throughout the design. There is emphasis placed on the abundant water lily.
The uniquely designed furnishings
and fittings is a perfect fit for the buildings and provide eye-catching details.
There is a new main area in the camp, elevated
into the tree canopy. There are new villas and suites with private plunge
pools, lounge and dining areas and en-suite bathrooms that include indoor and
Beneath the palm trees in a tranquil
location is a Jao’s exquisite new spa with two new circular treatment rooms
that have been finished with impressive saligna-laminated beams, rosewood-clad
ceilings and rosewood floors, and are surrounded by tranquil water ponds.
There is a fully-equipped gym and the main pool has a unique nest-like canopy pavilion for dappled shade which is projected out over the floodplain and is a good spot to enjoy the sunset.