Pelo Camp

  • Five intimate guest tents with en-suite bathrooms and covered verandas
  • Situated in the beautiful Jao Concession in the south-western Okavango Delta
  • Run by Wilderness Safaris – one of Botswana’s top safari operators
  • Ideal for the adventurous traveller wanting a classic, traditional Delta experience
  • The focus is on mokoro and boating safaris as well as walking and fishing

Pelo is one of our favourite adventure camps in the Okavango. Run by one of Africa’s most experienced safari operators this camp offers great value in a park known for extremely high prices.

Surrounded by permanent floodplains, Pelo Camp is classic Okavango - the perfect place for water activity lovers and for those who want to try the traditional makoro dug out canoe’s. There is also fantastic seasonal catch and release fishing with basic equipment supplied by the lodge. Walking safaris are also possible.

Opened in 2013, Pelo Camp is situated on a small island, deep into Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Located in Wilderness Safaris beautiful Jao Concession, this is one of the Delta’s most pristine wetland habitats.

“Pelo” is the local Tswana word for “heart” – a fitting name given the shape of the island on which the camp is situated. It consists of only 5 en-suite tents with running water and a covered veranda which ensures a high level of exclusivity. Epitomising eco –tourism, an added benefit of Pelo is that you will be looked after by Wilderness Safaris – one of Africa’s top safari operators.

Pelo Camp offers a more traditional and rustic, water-based experience for those with a sense of adventure. The camp only opens during the dry season when the game viewing is at its best. The final point to mention is that Pelo does not offer game drives, and that the area can be a little light on big game. However the point of Pelo is the sheer beauty of adventure camping in the Okavango, amongst the best of Botswana’s birdlife and aquatic wildlife.

We often combine the amazing water world of Pelo with Wilderness Safaris other adventure camp Banoka, which tends to have the better big game viewing. Slightly more expensive Delta options would be Pom Pom or the fabulous Machaba Camp.

"Run by Wilderness Safaris in their famous Jao reserve, Pelo is very good value for such an expensive game viewing reserve. Simple and adventurous, don’t come here for luxury, but for the all-round water experience, Pelo is very hard to beat."

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