Pelo means heart – a fitting name as from the air this island is heart shaped and it is situated as deep into the heart of the delta as is possible. The camp is completely eco-friendly with no permanent structures and is ideal for the adventurous traveller wanting that classic, traditional Delta experience.
Pelo Camp is classified as a mobile camp as it is entirely tented; however it has a set location and will not move. Ideal for the adventurous traveller wanting a more traditional Delta experience, the camp is the perfect place to connect with one of the largest inland wetlands on the planet: the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
The camp’s tented main area consists of a dining area and lounge situated under impressive wild date palms, jackalberry and Natal mahogany trees. There is an outdoor boma area and a raised platform built on to an old ant hill. Small and intimate, the five spacious guest tents have 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. A door leads from the bathroom into an outdoor bucket shower.
Given the camp’s location on a small island surrounded by permanent water, activities focus on mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) excursions in the open, shallow floodplains as well as boating (all subject to water levels). No game drives take place at Pelo; as the emphasis is on getting away from vehicles and the hustle of the modern world; to really feel, smell and touch Africa.
Pelo Camp is set in 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 specials such as slaty egret, African pygmy-goose and western banded snake-eagle.