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14. (Tied) Jao Camp

Overall Score: 96
Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana
Rooms: 9 Tents

"You enter via a timber walkway with hand-carved railings, and the adventure immediately begins." The thatched-roof tents are spread across an island with lagoons and Kalahari grassland, and game drives put you close to lechwe, lions, zebras, and hippos. Although each dwelling is uniquely decorated, all have canopied beds, a terrace for viewing the floodplain, and a palette of nature-inspired colors. Choose from a changing menu in the main dining hall, where "you eat at a long table with a candelabra." "Staff make you feel so at home." – Conde Nast Traveler

* Rooms: 95.2
* Service: 95.2
* Food: 85.7
* Location: 100
* Design: 100
* Activities: 100

Photo & Info: Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List 2009