Jumbo Junction is a new addition to the northern Okavango Delta. This interesting Camp is uniquely set at the junction of 2 historic Elephant corridors. This area of the Delta arguably offers some of the best wildlife viewing in the Okavango. An added bonus in this area is the year-round combination of water- and land based activities. This is because the Jumbo Junction is set near some of the permanent deep channels close to the Pan-handle area that, in turn, feed the rest of the Delta.
Accommodation at Jumbo Junction is split between 2 Chalets and 6 Tents. All accommodation is en suite and is positioned along the water front, but set back under the trees – thus allowing a view, and privacy.
The 6 Classic tents all have twin beds, and the bathrooms have twin basins and showers, with a private toilet. The tents are the traditional Meru style, and offer a very comfortable stay. Plug points allow you to charge your phone, camera, and tablet.
The 2 spacious chalets have double or twin beds, an en suite bathroom consisting of a basin, toilet and shower. Each Chalet has two electrical power points with an adapter for charging your devices, adequate lighting as well as a private veranda.
Jumbo Junction’s central area houses the comfortable lounge and dining areas (Wi-fi is available here), and overlooks the Okavango floodplains. You can also enjoy the swimming pool, complete with surround deck to relax on.
The Boma is the place where stories are shared around the fire pit.
Activities are many and varied – with the most tranquil being the chance to glide over the waters of the Okavango in a mokoro. This a unique way to see the area and do some great wildlife viewing and birding.
Boating through the channels provides access to the areas of the concession for game viewing during the wet season or just to enjoy the scenery in general. This is also a great way to see the birds of the area – which, in season, includes many migrants.
You might also wish to go out on a guided nature walk – a great way to explore the area. These walks are leisurely and you get to learn some of the details of this fascinating environment. Such walks are dependent on the weather levels and the terrain at the time.
Guests also enjoy game drives in the area, which allows you travel further and get to see a great variety of game. The game drives are offered in the morning and later afternoon (which includes the sunset drinks – always a great way to finish off the day).
For those who enjoying fishing, the Okavango Delta provides some great catches between the months of March and September. Try your hand at fishing for Tilapea from a mokoro, or fly fishing for African Pike.
You might also wish to visit to the local village, which allows you the opportunity to experience the cultural richness of the communities living in the Okavango Delta. Experience daily life, from baking, tool making, fishing, the school and farming.
Guests can also enjoy the rare opportunity to experience the cultural richness of the “Bukakhwe” San Bushmen, visiting from the nearby Gudigwa Village.
These activities are all included in your stay, but there are some additional activities that can be pre-arranged, and which do have a cost attached:
Experience the Okavango Delta from the comfort of a helicopter is a unique and exhilarating activity.
Botswana is a photographer’s dream destination, and Jumbo Junction is ideally situated to offer you a unique photographic safari experience. The Camp has a specialist wildlife photographer who will guide you in getting the perfect shot (or more).
You can also experience the thrill of a hot air balloon excursion (unique to this area of the Delta). Take to the skies and watch the sun come up as you glide over the treetops. A balloon offers another perspective to game viewing with the chance of seeing large herds of buffalo and elephants as the balloon passes overhead.
And, for a very different experience, you can explore the world of the Baobab tree. These trees are being destroyed by the large numbers of elephant in the Okavango Delta. Some of these magnificent trees are 2000 years old. The Camp started an Adopt-A-Baobab initiative where they protect the iconic Baobabs with a special regenerative slurry that discourages elephants from eating them.
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