Pelo means “heart” in Setswana, a fitting name for this peaceful camp located on a distinct heart-shaped island at the centre of the exclusive Jao Concession. With water all around throughout the year, Pelo Camp offers traditional Okavango Delta water experiences, from relaxing mokoro (dugout canoe) safaris to scenic boat cruises in search of crocodiles, hippos and the red lechwe – an antelope specially adapted to living in wetlands.
Pelo Camp welcomes guests between March and November, offering comfortable accommodation in five intimate guest tents. All are furnished with indoor and outdoor showers, as well as a covered veranda for private gameviewing from your room. Meals are served in a raised central dining and lounge area, with sweeping views over the floodplains. There is also a large sundeck, an atmospheric “boma” and a refreshing swimming pool.
Aside from boating and mokoro trips, guests at Pelo Camp may embark on guided nature walks on one of the many low, sandy islands close to camp and learn about the River Bushman way of life. Bird-watchers will also adore Pelo Camp, as large numbers of endangered Wattled Crane are found in the surrounding wetlands, along with African Skimmers, Rosy-throated Longclaws and Pel’s Fishing Owls.