Pelo Camp, meaning ‘heart’, takes its name from the distinct heart-shaped island located within the Jao Concession on which it is built. Pelo is a rustic camp offering a remote, genuine and adventurous safari experience. Situated deep in the Okavango Delta and lying in a true wetland area, Pelo Camp is operational between 01 March and November every year. Discreet game viewing and being at one with nature is what makes Pelo special.
Small and intimate, the five spacious guest tents at Pelo Camp each boast en-suite bathrooms and a covered front veranda. A zipper door separates the sleeping area from the bathroom which has a flush toilet, as well as running water in the basin. Guests can enjoy using their inside shower or outside bucket shower.
A tented dining area and lounge form the main area – meals can be enjoyed in an outdoor boma area and a raised lookout deck is perfect for sundowners. Situated under impressive wild date palms, jackalberry and Natal mahogany trees, Pelo Camp offers a truly charming rustic experience.
Pelo Camps’ location on a small island surrounded by permanent water ensures that the lodge activities are focused on mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) excursions in the open, shallow floodplains as well as boating and walking. No game drives take place at Pelo; the emphasis being on getting away from vehicles and the hustle of the modern world; an opportunity to really feel, smell and touch Africa.
This area is considered one of the best areas to see sitatunga and red lechwe. Wildlife concentrations within this part of the Okavango Delta depend on the water flow and volume and thus change from season to season. Birdlife is abundant; enthusiasts can spot Pel’s fishing-owl as well as African and lesser jacanas and a host of other Okavango Delta specials such as slaty egret, African pygmy-goose and western banded snake-eagle.
The camp is completely eco-friendly – ideal for the adventurous traveller wanting that classic, traditional Delta experience.
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