The beautiful island-based Pelo Camp, situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta, reopened on 1 April 2014. Management left Jao Camp’s Nkwe Jetty and headed to the island by boat. Along the way we enjoyed the beauty of the water lilies through the open channels as well the abundant birdlife all around us. Hippo popping up in different areas of the open water were also a beautiful sight to see. Our journey took 40 minutes and we were warmly welcomed by a team of enthusiastic staff.
The camp itself is adventurous yet comfortably finished in understated luxury. Overlooking a lagoon, an undoubted highlight is sundowners on the bar deck as the ever-changing pink, purple and orange sunsets offer amazing photographic opportunities.
Birds and Birding
We are very fortunate to have a Pel’s fishing-owl living on the island between Tents 5 and 6. Despite being a very rare owl she doesn’t mind posing for pictures!
We enjoyed the company of a bull elephant on the island for six days before he made his way across the water to a neighbouring island. It was a pleasure observing him munching away at leaves and branches and ambling across the length and breadth of the island, both at night time and during the day. We frequently have hippo visitors on our little island at night too.
We look forward to welcoming you to our island paradise in the heart of the Okavango Delta!
Staff in Camp
Managers: Jade Holt, Ruan Smit
Guide: Gibson Kehemetswe