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Okavango Jao Flats Concession


... also known as NG25, is a private safari area located to the south-west of the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana.

One of our absolute favourite areas in the delta, this concession covers around 1350 square kilometres and is restricted to just 68 guests in six small camps, providing around 20 square kilometres per person, which is a pleasantly low visitor density.

It is an absolutely beautiful area of seasonal floodplains dotted with islands of hardwood and palm trees, inhabited by abundant wildlife. The archetypal Okavango Delta landscape.

There's also some really good people here, led by concession holders David and Cathy Kays, who have been responsible and very capable custodians of the area for decades, along with their staff of almost almost 200 guides, camp staff and support teams.

The main activities here are vehicle safari, motorboat safari, mokoro canoe safari and walking safari, although the mix depends very much on the season and your specific choice of camps.

The only significant criticism we have of the area is that the safari activities can be a little bit too gentle for some tastes, with relatively short morning and afternoon activities being punctuated by long lunches and siestas back in camp, although we have found that the guides generally respond positively to requests for longer safaris.

The bottom line is that this is an absolutely fabulous safari area, somewhere which is a genuine pleasure and privilege to visit. We have had some wonderful safari experiences here, especially during the high flood of May/Aug, perhaps most notably listening to lions hunting the vast herds of lechwes in water at a night.

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