Pelo Camp

Wilderness Collection



Place: Fittingly, Pelo means ‘heart’ in Setswana as, from the air, the island on which this beautiful camp is situated appears heart-shaped. As it is surrounded by permanent water, activities focus on mokoro excursions in the open, shallow floodplains as well as boating and walking. 

Accommodation: This intimate camp’s five spacious tents look out over the surrounding water. The main area comprises a tented dining area and lounge situated under impressive wild date palms, jackalberry and Natal mahogany trees. There is also a raised viewing platform built onto an old anthill. 

Purpose: Pelo is an excellent example of a light-footprint camp, built using natural materials, operating on 100% solar power, and offering low-impact, carbon-neutral activities.

Note: Pelo is open annually from 1 March to 30 November. As an exception, the camp will remain open from December 2018 to February 2019. During this time, game drives will be offered. 

Unique Selling Points

  • Intimate, unpretentious camp

  • Pure water experience primarily floating through the Okavango channels on mekoro

  • Located deep in the core of the Delta


Activities & features:

Pelo Camp - Mokoro excursions

Glide seamlessly along the waterways of Pelo in a mokoro (a traditional dugout canoe) and take in the abundance of water-loving wildlife and birds.

Pelo Camp - Boating

Trips in a 12-seater boat allow for good wildlife viewing in the channels of the Delta further away. Lookout for red lechwe and elephant and maybe even catch a glimpse of spotted-necked otter.

Pelo Camp - Nature walks

Take a walk on one of a number of low sandy islands and learn about the River Bushman way of life in this area.

Pelo Camp - Fishing

Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment (spinner rods and a small range of lures) is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis.

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Lovely time at the Pelo Camp!
— Traveller 2018