A remote water-based camp deep in the Delta


Facilities & services

  • Five tents
  • Plunge pool


  • Mokoro excursions
  • Boating
  • Nature walks
  • Fishing

Named after the heart shaped island on which its sits – Pelo means ‘heart’ in Setswana – this camp is located in the middle of the Jao Concession and about as remote as you can get in the Delta.

Five intimate tents are shaded by wild date palms, Jackalberry and mahogany trees, featuring covered front verandas and en-suite bathrooms with both an indoor and outdoor shower.

The main area is made up of a tented dining area and lounge with a plunge pool at the water’s edge. There is also an outdoor boma area and a raised lookout deck perfect for sundowners. The camp has a minimal environmental footprint and a real sense of being at one with nature.

Situated as it is on an island surrounded by water, Wilderness Pelo Camp specialises in waterborne activities such as peaceful mokoro excursions, boat cruises and seasonal catch-and-release fishing. It’s also possible to take guided walks on one of a number of low sandy islands and learn about the river bushman way of life in this area.

The wetlands are the ideal habitat for the elusive sitatunga antelope and red lechwe. Hippo and crocodile are also regularly sighted. Birdlife is exceptional with the concentrations of wattled crane found here as well as slaty egrets, African skimmer and Pel’s fishing-owl.

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