Pelo Camp, Okavango Delta

Nestled on a remote heart-shaped island in the private Jao Concession, Pelo Camp offers its guests the classic Delta experience.

You’ll go on nature walks, fishing and boating excursions, and navigate the surrounding waterways the traditional way in a dugout canoe known as a ‘mokoro’. As you explore you’ll enjoy fantastic encounters with a variety of species, including sitatunga antelope, red lechwe, impala, crocodile, buffalo and a vast array of birds. From the comfort of camp you’ll often observe hippos and elephants wading in the waters before you. Wildlife viewing at Pelo is always unobtrusive, allowing guests to truly feel at one with the surrounding wilderness. 

Accommodation consists of just five intimate guest tents, each comfortably fitted with en suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, and a covered front veranda.  The tented dining and lounge areas, shaded by date palms, jackalberry and mahogany trees, provide a cosy place to relax and socialise, whilst the outdoor boma area and raised lookout deck is the perfect spot for a sundowner. 

Pelo Camp, at a glance

  • Small, eco-friendly camp in the private Jao Concession
  • Surrounded by permanent open floodplains frequented by a variety of animals and birds
  • Choice of five guest tents with shaded verandas
  • En suite bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers
  • Focus on water-based activities
  • Dedicated to sustainability of conservation and community
  • A quiet retreat from the bustle of modern life  

For leisure and pleasure

  • Cool off in the plunge pool in between activities
  • Enjoy sundowners on the raised lookout deck
  • Exceptional bird watching with expert guides
  • Glide along the floodplains in a traditional dugout canoe for up close encounters with the region’s wildlife
  • Explore the low sandy islands on foot to learn about the River Bushman way of life
  • Explore more remote channels of the Delta in a 12-seater boat 
  • Gina was unfailingly helpful and pleasant at every stage - an asset to your organisation.

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    MB, Australia, New Zealand & French Polynesia, 2016