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Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

Jao was amazing. Visited there in 2016 and it was 5 star all the way. Food, wine, service were all amazing. Our guide TJ was awesome. David set us up a dinner out in the delta and it was spectacular. Listening to lions roar a few hundred yards away while having a candle lite dinner was something my kids will never forget. Simply amazing.

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Keith1208
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Wilderness_Safaris, Public Relations Manager at Jao Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

Dear Keith1208,

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are glad to see that even after all this time you have such great memories of your journey with us. We have just completed a full rebuild and hope you will come visit us soon.

Kind regards
Wilderness Safaris

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Reviewed 27 June 2019

I've visited Jao Camp a few times in the past, before the recent rebuild. It was always amazing and beyond proper description. This "new" Jao is beyond stunning. It exceeded each and every one of my expectations. The rooms, the staff, the attention to detail, the game drives. All beyond expectation. The new Jao has created an experience that provides luxury and organic living experiences that rival the very best hotel resorts in the world. I've be absolutely shocked if Jao was not recognized as one of the best hotels in the world this coming year. I cannot wait to come back.
My wife and I stayed in a suite (a 2 person room), complete with two showers (in and out) and a separate bathtub, beautiful bedroom (with fireplace) and living room spaces, a kitchen/dining area and a plunge pool. The deck is amazing with various types of chairs and swings. The ceilings and wall spaces are amazing - yes even the walls and ceilings are beautiful. I literally cannot say enough.

Room tip: All rooms have amazing views.
Date of stay: June 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Wilderness_Safaris, Public Relations Manager at Jao Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2019

Dear SParkerJr,

Thank you for the beautiful and heartfelt words we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your time at the new Jao and hope you were able to spend some time in the amazing museum.

Thank you again
Wilderness Safaris

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

We had just 2 nights at Jao Camp and while it was glorious, we definitely could have stayed much longer.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by Cindy and provided a wonderful welcome by the staff. Our room was incredible with a view over the water and a super glorious bed and facilities. With 2 bush drives each day, we did not have much tome to enjoy the lodge, but the reserve provided us with incredible animal and bird viewing.
Our mokoro was magical and Tshwax provided an informative and memorable excursion.
The meals were fantastic and the view while enjoying them is absolutely superb.
Not to fill my review with superlatives, however Jao is just that kind of camp.

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wilderness_Safaris, Public Relations Manager at Jao Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Dear merlinsurrietrekker,

Providing the ultimate Delta water experience in the heart of the Okavango, luxurious Jao is set in an area where islands fringed with riverine forests meet vast productive floodplains. Shaded by a canopy of trees, the nine spacious and beautifully-designed tents offer en-suite facilities with indoor and outdoor showers. Expansive views from the private sala at each tent make for a sumptuous setting for afternoon siestas. We hope you will visit us again soon so that we can make many more great memories together.

Thank you again
Wilderness Safaris

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

My husband and I had the magical experience of three days and three nights at Jao Camp. The accommodations were excellent, staff was wonderful. Our guide/tracker Paul did a great of providing awesome experiences every day. Lala and Mike, the managers were very gracious and chose great wine! Philly, Cindy and the rest of the staff were outstanding meeting our needs and requests. People told me about the stars on safari but they along with the animal viewing exceeded my expectations. Thanks for a wonderful stay and I truly hope this is not my past time seeing Jao.

Room tip: All the rooms have similar style and amenities which were great.
Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wilderness_Safaris, Public Relations Manager at Jao Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Dear eaj0rdan,

Thank you for the fabulous review and high praises, we too hope this is just the start of your journey with us and you will be back to visit us again soon.

Kind regards
Wilderness Safaris

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

2 nights in this camp. Everything about Jao was uneven--food, service. Sometimes amazing, and sometimes poor. The food service was very formal but the staff did not seem to know what to do. Food was amazingly good at some meals and terrible at other times.
Our driver/guide Jakes, however, was OUTSTANDING!!!

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank luckycat2016
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Wilderness_Safaris, Public Relations Manager at Jao Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Dear luckycat2016,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we are glad to see you enjoyed your time with Jakes and will be sure to send him your regards. We are sorry to see that not everything during your stay with us was able to meet these high standards set by our guides but will be sure to address this with the camp managers to avoid such comments in the future.

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Wilderness Safaris

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