The word Pelo in Setswana means ‘heart’ – a fitting name inspired by the distinct heart-shaped island on which the camp is built in the heart of the Jao Concession. This is the Delta as it is meant to be enjoyed – remote, genuine, and wild.
Pelo Camp is the Jao concessions newest addition, opening in 2013. It is the classic, traditional camp of the Okavango Delta and that is why we love it. It is a small, intimate and tented camp ensuring a true wilderness and bush experience. It is the perfect camp for adventurous travellers wanting to explore the unbelievable waterways and take in the flora and fauna slowly. Not the camp for those wanting to tick of lions and leopards.
The camp is surrounded by permanent, open flood plains and focusses of water based activities – mainly exploring the by Mokoro (dugout canoe) .
Pelo Camp’s main area comprises a tented dining area and lounge situated under impressive wild date palms, jackalberry and Natal mahogany trees while the inviting plunge pool allows for refreshing dips in the midday heat. There is also an outdoor boma area and a raised lookout deck perfect for sundowners. The five intimate guest tents, complete with a covered front veranda, have en-suite bathrooms with both an indoor and outdoor shower. The camp’s footprint is light allowing unobtrusive wildlife viewing and a sense of being at one with nature.
We think this is an excellent little camp and outstanding value for money. It works very well in combination with other camps in the Okavango Delta.