Pelo Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Pelo Camp is an Adventures Camp

Serene meanderings by mokoro

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.

Note: Pelo is open 1 April to 30 November 2016.

Highlights

  • 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
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Some things to do at Pelo Camp

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
  • Seasoned Traveller
  • 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.

 

Activities and Facilities:

Mokoro Boating Tented Camp Solar Power Pool Birding Catch-and-Release Fishing (Seasonal) No Wi-Fi

Latest News From Pelo Camp

  • Pelo Camp - June 2016
    Jun 18, 2016

    Our highlight for June was unquestionably the Pel’s fishing-owl that we suspect is roosting on our island. She is close to one of our tents and has been spotted in the same fork of the tree for weeks now…

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  • Pelo Camp - May 2016
    May 21, 2016

    The waters have started to clear beautifully. It’s so crystal clear that out on the mokoro, guests can easily see the fish swimming below in the water around Pelo Camp…

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  • Pelo Camp - April 2016
    Apr 15, 2016

    Every evening as the sun sets at Pelo we hear the big male hippos call…

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ This is a unique camp and the sights and sounds of the Delta come alive at night in this exceptional water camp. ”
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Reviewed by: ColdCorona, 15 December 2015