The word pelo means ‘heart’ – a fitting name as, from the air, the island on which Pelo Camp is situated is heart-shaped. It is also found pretty much as deep into the heart of the Okavango Delta as it is possible to be.

This intimate camp has 5 spacious, en-suite tents with both indoor and outdoor showers and a covered front veranda from which to look out over the water. The main area comprises a tented dining area and lounge situated under impressive wild date palms, jackalberry and Natal mahogany trees. There is also an outdoor boma area, a swimming pool and a raised platform built onto an old anthill.

Given the camp’s situation on an exquisite, small island surrounded by permanent water, activities focus on Mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) excursions in the open, shallow floodplains as well as boating, seasonal fishing with basic equipment and walking.

Note: Pelo is open 1 April to 30 November.

Children over the age of 13 years are welcome.