Chobe Safari Special – Jacana Season


Capture the Jacana in their prime with their babies along the Chobe River.
This is any avid bird photographer dream!
You will have the opportunity to capture two types of Jacana that are found along the Chobe River. The first is the ubiquitous African Jacana with its resplendent chestnut coloured body and wing plumage with white neck and checks, black eye-strip, crown and nape of the neck. They also have a golden collar. The underparts in the adults is chestnut but white in juveniles with a chestnut belly patch. The blue bill extends up as a coot-like head shield, and the legs and long toes are grey-green. The second type of Jacana which is seldom seen is the Lesser Jacana.

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  • Full board accommodation at world class Chobe Safari Lodge / Chobe Bush Lodge
  • Transfer from Kasane International. Airport
  • Two photographic safaris daily on CNP Safaris specialist photographic boat
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks during each safari
  • Park and boat fees
  • Guidance from a professional CNP Guide


  • Travel costs to Chobe, flying or driving
  • Fees for passport, visa, immunisations and insurance
  • Cross border transfers
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tips


  • Breeding season of the African Jacana
  • Most births of Jacana chicks during April and May
  • Exceptional bird photography of other species like the African Pygmy Goose
  • Good time for animal and reptile photography as they concentrate around the water