Tall, graceful palm trees mark the location of Pelo Camp, while the island’s distinctive shape is instantly recognisable from the air. ‘Pelo’ is the local word for heart, and guests instantly fall in love with this tiny, tranquil island hideaway.
One of the smaller camps in Botswana, Pelo has five tents with private verandas and magnificent vistas of the surrounding Okavango. The emphasis at Pelo is on mokoro excursions – a smooth, silent way to connect both with the finer details of the Okavango Delta and the rich heritage of the people of this region.
INSIDER'S TIP: Watch the comings and goings of wildlife from the comfort of the camp and by mokoro – hippos, lechwe and sitatunga among many other water-loving creatures.
Five traditionally styled meru tents on the ground, with sandy pathways.
Number of Rooms:
- Electrical Outlets
- Internet Access (Complimentary)
- Laundry Service (Complimentary)
- Outside Shower
- Tea / Coffee
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.
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.
Take a walk on one of a number of low sandy islands and learn about the River Bushman way of life in this area.
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.