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 - September 2016
    Sep 13, 2016

    There were several sightings of the usually very shy sitatunga around Pelo and we even spotted some babies…

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  • Pelo Camp - August 2016
    Aug 12, 2016

    How do elephants get palm nuts out of the trees at Pelo? The head butt, the nose poke or the chin wag?

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  • Pelo Camp - July 2016
    Jul 12, 2016

    We have enjoyed watching a giant kingfisher visit us at Pelo on a regular basis – it’s always exciting to have these striking birds around…

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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