Luxury Chalets

Green Season


US$ 530 per person per night

Child: (7-15): US$ 265

Mid Season


US$ 590 per person per night

Child: (7-15): US$ 295

High Season


US$ 650 per person per night

*Single Supplement: US$ 260

Child: (7-15): US$ 325


Luxury Tented Rooms

Green Season


US$ 530 per person per night

Child: (7-15): US$ 265

Mid Season


US$ 590 per person per night

Child: (7-15): US$ 295

High Season


US$ 650 per person per night

*Single Supplement: US$ 260

Child: (7-15): US$ 325


  • 3 meals per day
  • High tea
  • Snacks and beverages on all the activities
  • Beverages (excludes premium drinks)
  • 2 Activities per day, generally consisting of a game drive, a water-based activity, a mokoro and or boating as well as an island bush walk and a cultural village tour or conservation tour
  • Electricity 24/7 via our solar plant
  • WIFI available in main lodge area only

Our seven Luxury Tents have the option of twin beds, a spacious ensuite bathroom with a double shower, twin basins and toilet.

A private shaded deck overlooking the channel and flood plains.

FAQS & Guest Information



Jumbo Junction is situated in a remote area on the northern fringes of the Okavango Delta.

The camp is located at NG12 a 120,000 hectare concession with an iconic landscape and a variety of wildlife.

5 18° 49’31.94 E22° 36′ 21.0

The Okavango Delta

Botswana’s magnificent Okavango Delta consists of floodplains, savannahs, islands, a maze of lagoons and channels covering an area of over 16,000 square km in flood and shrinking to less than 9,000 square km in the dry season.

Trapped in the parched Kalahari sands, the freshwater oasis attracts a variety of wildlife that depends on the permanent waters of this unique wilderness.




In the Okavango Delta, summer lasts from October to March, transitioning into the dry season. October brings scorching temperatures, reaching highs of 40°C or more. Cloud cover arrives with the first rains in late November or early December, providing temporary relief from the heat. The rainy season, which typically ends in February, features hot and sunny mornings followed by short, intense thunderstorms in the late afternoon. Daytime temperatures can rise to 38°C, while nights cool to around 20°C. Rainfall is unpredictable and varies greatly across the region, often occurring in isolated areas. Showers are often followed by sunshine, resulting in significant evaporation.

The Okavango Delta is renowned for its photographic safari opportunities, showcasing unspoiled landscapes and abundant wildlife. With diverse habitats and plentiful water, the Delta offers photographers a wealth of subjects, including dramatic landscapes, herds of plains game, and captivating birdlife.



In the Okavango Delta, winter occurs from April to September. Days are generally dry, sunny, clear and cool to warm, whilst temperatures can drop sharply in the evening.

During the day temperatures generally reach 25°C and evening temperatures can be as low as 2°C. In some dry areas the temperature can plummet below freezing. Virtually no rainfall occurs during the winter months.

Temperature (°C)

Jan: 19/32
Feb: 19/31
Mar: 18/31
Apr: 14/31
May: 9/28
Jun: 6/25
Jul: 6/25
Aug: 9/28
Sep: 13/33
Oct: 18/35
Nov: 19/34
Dec: 19/32

Rainfall (mm)

Jan: 110
Feb: 80
Mar: 70
Apr: 25
May: 7
Jun: 3
Jul: 0
Aug: 0
Sep: 0
Oct: 30
Nov: SO
Dec: 95



  • Mokoro (canoe)
  • Village Tours
  • Conservation Tours
  • Motorised boating trips
  • Game drives
  • Guided nature walks
  • Exceptional bird watching opportunities
  • Fishing
  • Helicopter flips (rates on request)

Daily Activity

(can / and will be changed to tailor the needs of our guests.)


05h30/06h00 – Early Morning wake-up call with coffee and rusks

06h00/06h30 – Leave for morning activity – approx. 5-6 hours – Mainly Game Drives

09h30 – Packed Breakfast with team and coffee on Game Drive

13h00/13h30 – Lunch in camp. If guests are on full day activity, lunch will be prepared in the bush.

15h30/16h00 – High Tea in Dining Area

16h00 /16h30 – Afternoon activity for about 2hrs – generally boat cruises, mokoro trips, bush walks or fishing.

18h00/18h30 – Arrive at lodge

19h00/19h30 – Dinner in Dining Area

Game Viewing Guidelines

Game-viewing activities are led by experienced guides who will accompany guests on canoe (mokoro), motorboat, and game-drive vehicle explorations of the Okavango.

Switch Off & Tune In

Disconnect from your busy lifestyle and fully embrace the last Edens of Africa during your safari. Take time on an early morning game drive to listen to the surrounding sounds and breathe in the scent of the bush. We recommend switching your phone to airplane mode, using only the camera function during your trip.

When and What Game Drive to Do

The best game viewing occurs at first light or dusk when animals adhere to their schedules. Even if you’re not a morning person, waking up early for a game drive is worthwhile, as it’s often the prime time for predator sightings.

Safety and Security

Our professional guides prioritise your safety and well-being. Pay attention to safety briefings, avoid leaning over the vehicle or leaving it without instructions, and keep your voice down to respect animals and fellow guests.

Teaming Up with Your Guide

Engage with your guide and ask questions freely. Point out anything you spot while on the move, as your guide focuses on the road. Our guides are eager to help you complete “The Jumbo Junction Species Checklist” of birds and wildlife in the area.

Be Patient

While the Okavango Delta is renowned for its wildlife, there are no guarantees of seeing everything. Our guides will utilise their tracking skills to find the animals you wish to see, while you enjoy the scenic landscapes.


If you have any concerns that may affect your experience, communicate them to your guide or the camp manager. They will make adjustments to ensure your comfort throughout your stay.

Pack Right

Comfort is key during the potentially 5-hour game drive.

• Wear neutral-coloured clothing to blend with the surroundings.

• Bring a warm layer for early morning and late evening drives.
Blankets are provided but dress accordingly.

• Wear comfortable walking shoes.

• Protect your head with a wide-brimmed hat in summer
and a warm hat or beanie in winter.

• Apply sunblock and wear sunglasses.

• Carry a good camera with spare batteries.

• Bring high-quality binoculars (ideally one pair per person).

• Use a sealable bag to hold your belongings during the drive.

• Bring headlamps and flashlights for night drives.

Bush Walk Guidelines

Walking in the bush offers enlightening and exciting experiences, providing unique observations of the animals in their natural habitat. Follow your guide in a single file, allowing you to focus on the smaller details and often overlooked wildlife. While covering less ground on foot, there is still a chance to encounter elephants, antelopes, and other animals. Before each walk, we explain five simple rules for your safety and enjoyment.

Single File

Walk in single file, with the lead and backup guides going ahead to identify any potential dangers. Moving as a unified group reduces the risk of separation.


Stay behind the guides at all times. By having both guides at the front, where the most likely danger may arise, we maintain an extra level of vigilance and protection.

Silence is Golden

Walk in silence to embrace the tranquillity of the bush. The quieter you are, the better your chances of spotting animals. Silence also allows you to hear any potential dangers ahead.

Listen & Obey

Follow the guide’s commands promptly and without hesitation.

Never Run

Under no circumstances should you run. Running triggers a predator’s instinct, even in non-threatening situations. Running identifies you as prey and can escalate encounters.

Mokoro Activities

All guides have a valid specialist guide’s licence. In addition, they have grown up in the Delta and have years of experience negotiating the Delta waters and a good knowledge of the wildlife and the area. The Head Poler will give the guests a detailed brief on safety and what to expect on the trip. The Head Poler will take the lead and will not put you in a dangerous situation. If you encounter elephants, hippos or other potentially dangerous animals remember your poler will provide the animal with enough space to ensure the animal’s comfort zone is not compromised.

Scenic Flight

Our scenic/photography flights are an opportunity not to miss. Moments after departing, you’ll enjoy the breathtaking views seen only from a helicopter. Experience the crystal-clear water channels meandering their way through lagoons while journeying deep into the lush green flood plains to explore the abundant wildlife of the Okavango region. We take the doors off for an even better photographic experience while flying over some of the most remote, uninhabited and wild areas of the Okavango Delta.

Scenic flights are conducted any time of day, with keen photographers usually preferring the early morning or late afternoon. While some guests prefer flying during the siesta period in order to not miss other camp activities. We have a designated landing area on the outside, northern edge of the camp, and we offer scenic chopper flights with Helicopter Horizons. Our guides have been briefed on the safety protocols of approaching the helicopter.

(Note: not included in FI packages). 


Travel in the Okavango Delta

There are two ways to explore the Okavango Delta: by road and by air. While road travel appeals to self-drive enthusiasts, certain areas can only be accessed by small planes.

The fly-in option allows you to reach remote camps on islands and private concessions that are inaccessible by vehicle, even a 4×4. The activities available at these camps depend on their location and the water levels of the Okavango’s flood. Some camps offer water-based or land-based activities exclusively.

Camps like Jumbo Junction provide year-round experiences, combining both water-based and land-based adventures. These camps are strategically located in the northern part of the delta, where deep channels feed the rest of the delta in the south.

Getting to the Okavango Delta

The main access points to the Okavango Delta are Maun and Kasane. Maun, located on the southern tip of the delta, and Kasane, on the Chobe River in the north, have international airports served by Air Botswana and Airlink from Johannesburg, South Africa.

The easiest way to reach camps and lodges in the Okavango is by light aircraft. A short flight from Maun offers breathtaking aerial views of the delta. Please note that strict luggage restrictions apply, so pack light and consult us or your agent for a useful packing list.

If you prefer to drive, a fully equipped 4×4 vehicle is necessary. Conditions can be challenging, with rough terrain, sandy tracks, water crossings, and muddy stretches during the wet season. A self-drive safari requires confidence and preparedness.


Air – Seronga Airstrip is the primary Air Access.

  • Public Airstrip
  • Elevation: 3,240 ft / 988 m
  • Longitude/Latitude: 18°49′25″S 22°25′25″E
  • Surface: Gravel
  • Length: 1100m   / 3609ft
  • Direction: 12/30
  • Guest will have a 25min vehicle transfer to camp.
  • Flight Times – 45 min from Maun / 90 Min from Kasane.

Seronga airstrip is served mainly by Mack Air for flight that come to Jumbo Junction

Aircraft from Maun International Airport (IATA:MUB) as well as Kasane International Airport (lATA: BBK)

Airstrip GPS Co-ordinates: 18°49′25″S   22°25′25″E

The airstrip is a CAAB licensed Class B airstrip and can accommodate aircraft up to MAUW S700kg’s (Cessna Caravan)

Airstrip length: 1100m

Please note there is a limit of 20kg’s per person (including hand luggage) in SOFT BAGS (No hard bags or soft bags with hard wheel bases allowed e.g.: Samsonite’s).

Flying Times:

To/from Maun: 40 minutes

To/from Kasane: 90 minutes

Seronga Airstrip to Jumbo Junction is a 30-minute short drive to the camp.


  • Elevation: 976m
  • Longitude / Latitude :
    18°49’27.03”S / 22°36’13.15”E
  • Surface – Gravel
  • Length: n/a
  • Direction: n/a

    Boat Transfer

    Self-Drive to Sepupa. 1hr to 1,5hr boat transfer from Sepupa across the panhandle of the Okavango to Seronga, where you will be collected with a 25min transfer to camp.

    Self Drive to Camp

    4-5hr Drive from Maun to Shakawe, over the newly built bridge, with a 2hr dust road back south to the camp. Sign boards down to the camp.


    • 2 Luxury Family Chalets – Double / Twin Bed (with two stretchers and bed rolls for children), en-suite bathroom, shower only
    • 7 Luxury Tented Rooms – Twin /Double Bed with en-suite bathroom, shower only
    • The camp can accommodate a maximum of 18 guests

    Guest Rooms Details:

    • Chalets built with brick and mortar. En-suite bathroom, single shower, basin and toilet
    • Comfortable Meru style safari tents on raised platforms, with en-suite bathroom comprising of a double shower, basins and toilet
    • En-suite bathroom comprising of a double shower, hand basin and toilet
    • Plug points for charging equipment
    • A range of soaps, conditioning shampoo, hand wash, body lotion with insect repellent and shower caps are supplied in each room
    • A safe is available in the office for valuables

      Electricity & Water

      Jumbo Junction operates on AC 220V solar power, providing electricity day and night. Guest accommodation is equipped with 2 x 220-volt AC plugs suitable for charging camera and video batteries. The generator is used as a backup during cloudy conditions when solar energy is insufficient.

      Water Sources

      We source water from the adjacent lagoon during the flood season and from shallow well points when the flood subsides.

      Water Treatment System

      Water at Jumbo Junction is safe to drink. We conduct regular water tests and treat the water using activated carbon and sand filters. Chlorination is used if necessary, although we prefer alternative technologies. Reverse osmosis water is available in the common area.


      Tipping is at your discretion, and here is our suggested guideline:

      • General Camp Staff: US$5.00 per person per day (placed in the central tipping box at the bar)
      • Mokoro Polers: US$5.00 per person per day
      • Guide: US$10.00 per person per day

      Please pay tips directly to the guides or place them in envelopes provided in the office with the guide’s name written on them. General staff tips can be placed in the central tipping box.
      Our staff comprises 16 members.


      A detailed water reticulation map is available in the office, ensuring better maintenance and understanding of the system. Monthly checks are conducted to identify leaks and monitor water consumption.

      Reverse Osmosis (RO)

      Our reverse osmosis system purifies water by removing pathogens and minerals, providing purified water for guests. Regular maintenance and film replacement ensure the system’s effectiveness.

      Laundry Policy

      Laundry service is provided daily and is included in the nightly rate.

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