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.