The word Pelo in Setswana means ‘heart’ – a fitting name inspired by the distinct heart-shaped island on which the camp is built in the heart of the Jao Concession. This is the Delta as it is meant to be enjoyed – remote, genuine, and wild.
Pelo Camp’s main area comprises a tented dining area and lounge situated under impressive wild date palms, jackalberry and Natal mahogany trees while the inviting plunge pool allows for refreshing dips in the midday heat. There is also an outdoor boma area and a raised lookout deck perfect for sundowners. The five intimate guest tents complete with a covered front veranda have en-suite bathrooms with both an indoor and outdoor shower. The camp’s footprint is light allowing unobtrusive wildlife viewing and a sense of being at one with nature.
- Set in one of the most beautiful ecosystems in the world, Pelo is an eco-friendly camp
- Provides a classic, traditional Okavango experience for the adventurous traveller
- A tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of the modern world
Some things to do at Pelo Camp
First time to Africa
- View Okavango Delta wildlife from the unique, traditional mokoro – Africa’s dugout canoe.
- Watch elephant and hippo wallowing in the cool waters from the safety of camp.
- See if you can spot lechwe or even leopard on a boating activity.
Travelled to Africa
- Take a boat trip along the channels to spot crocodile or the rarely-seen spotted-necked otter.
- Explore the surrounding islands on foot and discover each one’s fascinating natural treasures.
- Enjoy dinner around the fire; expand your astronomical knowledge under the abundant African stars..
- Spend a peaceful afternoon birding from a mokoro, including a chance of the ‘special’ Pel’s fishing-owl.
- Catch and release a fish on a fishing expedition.
- Relax on the raised platform built on an old ant hill and watch the comings and goings of wildlife..