Jao Camp - Package from ± USD 5,400 - 3 Nights

With habitats that vary from waterways and lagoons to dry Kalahari grasslands, Jao offers both land and water experiences, depending on annual flood levels. Mokoro, boating, fishing, and day and night game drives are usually on offer all year round in one of the most picturesque concessions in the Delta. In the central region of the concession, vast open floodplains provide some of the most stunning scenery Botswana has to offer. Jao Camp lies in the southern side of the plains, an area with beautiful islands fringed with riverine forests.

The Camp               
Jao Camp has nine spacious, beautiful tents, each individually handcrafted. These twin-bedded canvas and thatched rooms are situated beneath a canopy of shady trees and have en-suite facilities, as well as an outdoor shower for the more adventurous. Built on raised decks, each has a private sala for afternoon siestas and offers wonderful views of the spectacular surrounding floodplains of Botswana. In addition to the lounge and dining area, there are two plunge pools and an outdoor boma for dining under the stars, complemented by wines from an excellent wine cellar. Jao Camp also has a spa where a wide range of massage therapies are offered.

Mokoro, boat trips, fishing, nature walks (which must be requested prior to travel), day and night game drives and birding are usually on offer all year round due to the abundance of wildlife in Botswana. There are two platform hides in the concession. During an unusually high flood season, game drives begin by boating out to a nearby Hunda Island where the vehicles are waiting, and the drive begins from there. Huge herds of red lechwe can be seen, followed by their primary predator - prides of lion. Other game typical of Botswana include elephant, buffalo, leopard, tsessebe, zebra and wildebeest, hippo and crocodile. Many bird species are resident such as Meyer's Parrot, African Harrier Hawk, Black egret, Coppery-tailed Coucal, Malachite Kingfisher, Hamerkop and Black Crake being some of the avian treasures found at Jao Camp.

30% Game Drives and 70% Water Activities (but very much dependant on flood levels and time of year). In the summer months, activities tend more towards game drives, whereas in the winter months mainly water-based activities are offered.)

-  Land game drives in 5 x 10 seater open 4x4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of 7 guests, allowing all guests an outside seat (each vehicle is equipped with a tree book, a bird book, a mammal book, a pair of binoculars and insect repellent in a centre consol on each row of seats).
-  Full day game drives and picnics on Hunda Island - a 45min boat ride away from Jao Camp.
-  Night drives with spotlights.
-  Private activities available on request.
-  Game walks, which must be requested prior to travel.
-  Water game viewing in 2 x 2-seater glass-bottomed mokoro (dug-out canoe), and 12 x 2 seater mokoro, 2 x 12-seater boat used in the waterways to the east of camp.
-  Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment is on offer seasonally - catch and release basis.
-  A raised hide located about 20 minutes from camp (which can be used for sleep-outs - maximum 4 people at a time - and is equipped with a long-drop loo).
-  At the spa we offer a full menu of therapies ranging from Clarins' facials to manicures, pedicures and a range of massage options.
-  Gym, equipped with a cross trainer, rowing machine, stationary bike, yoga mats, exercise ball and free weights.
-  Entertainment room, furnished as a lounge and dining area. It is suitable for private dining, children's entertainment, watching wildlife documentaries and conducting lectures, etc. 

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Price Range and Payments PRICE
Package from ± USD 5,400
Single supplement ± 670
Child sharing package from ± 5,240 (6-12 years)
Currency: Rands and USD
Mode of Payment: Bank Transfer,
Deposit: 30% deposit to confirm reservation.
Balance: due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

-More than 8 weeks , 100% of the deposit;
-Less than 8 weeks , 55% of the tour price;
-Less than 4 weeks , 70% of the tour price;
-Less than 3 weeks , 80% of the tour price;
-Less than 2 weeks , 100% of the tour price.
Services Included in the Price INCLUDED
- All accommodation on a shared basis.
- All meals.
- Excursions and transfers as included in the quote.
- 2 game activities per day one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.
- Services of the lodge guides and staff.
- Relevant park fees and entrance fees as specified in the quote.
- Local drinks and soft drinks.
- Laundry.
- Air transfers from Maun / Kasane / Livingstone International Airport.
- Accommodation taxes, the applicable Tourism Levies and all relevant Value Added Tax (VAT) or Government Sales Tax (GST).
How to get to us. CHARTER FLIGHT
Your travel package includes private charter flights from Livingstone International Airport / Kasane / Maun. A camp representative will collect you from the airport and make sure you catch your connecting charter flight to the Lodge. Thus you need only to get to Livingstone International Airport / Kasane / Maun and from there you will looked after by one of your Lodge representatives.
Luggage allowance is strictly 20kg per person.
Recommendations Luggage notes:
1. Luggage on Wilderness Air air transfers in Botswana is restricted to 20 kg (44lbs) per person including camera equipment and hand luggage.
2. All baggage must be in a soft bag without wheels or frame in order to fit into the aircraft luggage compartment.
3. If guests do not require their excess luggage to accompany them throughout their safari, and are arriving as well as departing from Maun Airport, we can make arrangements for the excess luggage to be stored in our Maun operations office at no extra cost. The luggage is handed back to the guests at Maun Airport on the day of departure. Please note that Wilderness Safaris and its staff cannot accept responsibility for stored luggage so guests must please ensure that they are in possession of full travel insurance including luggage cover. It is not advisable to leave valuable items in stored
4. If guests want the excess luggage to be transferred with them for the duration of the safari, they can purchase an extra seat in the aircraft. This extra seat allows for a maximum of 70 kg (154 lbs) excess weight, on the proviso that the bag(s) conforms to the dimensions 40 x 40 x 80 cms (16 x 16 x 31 inches); soft bag i.e. no wheels/frame/rigid structures; able to physically fit onto a light aircraft seat; able to be physically secured with one seatbelt; will not impact on the comfort of other guests on the flight. Extra cost: US$ 125.00 per seat per air transfer nett.
5. If guests do not require the excess luggage to accompany them and are arriving at Maun but departing from Kasane Airport (or vice versa), we can arrange for the excess luggage to be transferred between the two. This "seat in plane" allows for a maximum of 70 kg (154 lbs) excess weight, on the proviso that the bag(s) conforms to the dimensions 40 x 40 x 80 cms (16 x 16 x 31 inches); soft bag i.e. no wheels/frame/rigid structures; able to physically fit onto a light aircraft seat; able to be physically secured with one seatbelt; will not impact on the comfort of other guests on the flight. The luggage is returned to the guests on the day of departure at either Kasane or Maun Airport (as applicable). Extra cost: US$ 95.00 per seat per air transfer nett.other guests on the flight. The luggage is returned to the guests on the day of departure at either Kasane or Maun Airport (as applicable). Extra cost: US$ 95.00 per seat per air transfer nett.
High / Low Seasons Medium - Mid December to early January
Low - Early January to April
Meduim -April to Mid June
High - Mid June to November
Low - November to Mid December
Medium - Mid December to early January
Facilities Available Airport Shuttle Service on request. Bar Service is available. Barbeque can be organized. Binocular available on tours. Canoe tour can be booked. Day Cruise can be booked. Families are welcome. Fishing Tours can be booked on request. Game Drive can be booked. Hiking Tours can be booked. International Calls can be made. Laundry Service is available on request. Local or Private Airstrip is available. Mosquito Net is available. Small Aircrafts can be booked. Swimming pool is available.
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Tresso Travel

Tresso Travel is a small travel operator located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Graham Green is the co/owner and manager and will be your point of contact at all times.

The owners of this lodge/camp have a policy that the general public are not able to book directly with them, and thus have to book through an agent. As such, we have placed ourselves in this capacity to give you the opportunity to book directly through us for the services of this lodge/camp.

Tresso Travel has a great relationship with the owners here and will offer you the best services possible in this regard.

We also specialise in setting up Safari packages around Southern Africa, and are heavily involved with wildlife conservation which gives you the opportunity to become involved in wildlife conservation as a mere supporter or as a hands on assistant in some cases.

We trust you will enjoy your stay, and take wonderful memories home with you.

Assuring you of our best services at all times.

Graham Green

Terms & Conditions

Between Tresso Travel (Schaefer Green Trading CC ) and the Client.

- Once a booking has been confirmed to us, we will change the booking’s status from “provisional” to “confirmed” on condition that you have paid the non-refundable deposit of 30%.
- Full payment is due eight weeks prior to arrival date, after which our cancellation fees escalate in accordance with our cancellation policy.

Cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification.
- If cancellation is prior to 8 weeks before departure your deposit is forfeited.
- If your cancellation is made after the due date for full payment of your tour fare,
charges will be levied.

The scale of charges, expressed as a percentage of the tour prices, is as follows:
- More than 8 weeks notice ~ Deposit forfeited.
- Less than 8 weeks notice ~ 55%.
- Less than 4 weeks notice ~ 70%
- Less than 3 weeks notice ~ 80%.
- Less than 2 weeks notice ~ 100%.
Should you fail to join a safari or join it after departure or leave it prior to its completion, no safari fare refund can be made.

After your booking has been confirmed, should you wish to change to an earlier departure date, you may do so subject to availability by paying a transfer fee of US$25. Normal cancellation fees apply if you wish to postpone your departure.

Please ensure that you are aware of our booking conditions. Taking this journey with us implies your acceptance of these conditions.
Prior to confirming the booking, each guest must take out comprehensive travel, medical, cancellation, curtailment and default insurance for the duration of their trip.
Due to the remote areas in which we operate, it is vital that all guests are covered for emergencies and other unforeseen circumstances. We will not be held responsible for any guest travelling without insurance.
The relevant cancellation policy applies should the guest fail to join or start their safari/journey for any reason, including airline delays or missed connections. Please ensure adequate travel insurance is in place for this eventuality.
Due to the logistics of travelling on a safari to remote areas, we strongly recommend that all guests read the literature provided. Should there be any further queries, please feel free to contact your journey specialist.

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