Soak up the serenity of the Okavango Delta at this intimate camp
Pelo Camp is an intimate, authentic camp by Wilderness that offers a spectacular water experience in the Okavango Delta. Situated on a remote heart-shaped island, Pelo or ‘heart’ in Setswana, provides a perfect habitat for the elusive sitatunga antelope, as well as hippos, crocodiles, lechwes, impalas, elephants, lions, leopards and buffalos. Birdlife is also abundant, with the endangered wattled cranes and many other species like Pel’s Fishing Owl present. Activities include traditional mokoro excursions, boating and bush walking, and the camp is powered by 100% solar energy. Relax while surrounded by the lush and biodiverse landscapes of the Delta, and enjoy the outdoor boma and raised viewing platform for sundowners.
Best time to go to Botswana
Botswana's climate ranges from arid to semi-arid and is marked by hot and rainy summers, usually between November and March. This ‘green’ season is the best time to spot migrating birds, predators, and baby animals. However, many lodges in the Okavango Delta close during these months, so do check before you book. The dry season, between April and October, is the prime time to spot animals as they frequent water sources. This is also when the Delta floods, making it a great time for water-based activities. These months are a fantastic time to visit the salt pans, which will be dry from about June to September.
An intimate lodge, Pelo offers just 5 Meru-style tents nestled under the shade of surrounding trees. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom and features either a fitted double bed or 2 twin beds.