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.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
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.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
“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.