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Pelo Camp can be found in a remote part of the Jao Concession on the western boundary of Moremi Game Reserve, considered to be one of Africa’s finest wildlife sanctuaries.

Reflecting its owners' strong environmental committment, Pelo Camp is totally eco-friendly with no permanent structures, and ideal for adventurous travellers who want a traditional Okavango Delta experience. At the heart of the camp is a tented lounge and dining area located under impressive wild date palms, jackalberry and Natal mahogany trees. There is also an outdoor boma area and a raised platform built on an old termite mound. Accommodation is in five intimate, yet adequately spacious tents with en suite bathrooms and a covered verandah at the front.

Given the camp’s situation on a small heart-shaped island (Pelo aptly means ‘heart’ in Setswana) surrounded by permanent water, activities focus on excursions by mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) on the open, shallow floodplains, as well as boating and walking. There are no game drives here - the emphasis is on getting away from vehicles and the hustle of the modern world in one of the best areas to see elusive sitatunga, as well as red lechwe, hippo and crocodile. Concentrations of wildlife in this part of the Delta depend on water levels and change from season to season; lechwe, tsessebe, elephant, wildebeest and impala are prevalent at certain times of year, while lion, buffalo and leopard are seen occasionally.

Birdlife is abundant, with reliable sightings of Okavango ‘specials’ such as Pel's fishing-owl, African and lesser jacanas, slaty egret, African pygmy-goose and western banded snake-eagle. African skimmer may be seen on the larger lagoons and channels. 

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This accommodation is located in:

Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi is an unspoilt and stunningly beautiful reserve, considered to be one of Africa’s finest sanctuaries. Its 3,000 sqkm of woodland, floodplain and reedbed includes the waters of the Okavango Delta, attracting high concentrations of plains game and predators which can be viewed by river or on land.

  • Where: Northern Botswana
  • Ideal for viewing: Pel’s fishing owl, red lechwe, sitatunga, fire-crowned bishop, scops owl
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris