A Secluded Paradise

Tucked onto an island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Wilderness Pelo is the perfect setting for a water-based safari.


Wilderness Pelo

Nestled in the heart of the Delta. 


Remote, pristine and utterly charming. Pelo means heart in Setswana – a fitting name for this light-footprint camp, which sits on a heart-shaped island in the deepest part of the Okavango Delta. A birder’s paradise, explore the myriad channels on a traditional mokoro, spotting a Pel’s fishing-owl, African jacanas and ‘umbrella fishing’ black herons - with elephants and other African wildlife seen feeding in the distance on the floodplains. 

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The camp’s five spacious and elegant canvas tents are comfortable and rustic. Each en-suite tent has a covered front veranda with spectacular views over the Delta and are completely private. The camp’s sheltered outdoor boma and raised lookout deck, as well as the pool, offer front-row seats to a magnificent water wonderland.
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Even though Pelo is located in a secluded paradise, there is a wonderful selection of delicious food. Start your day with a freshly brewed cup of coffee, homemade muesli or a muffin. Enjoy a nutritious salad and pie for lunch, and a feast of local dishes served under the African night sky.
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Wilderness Pelo

Pelo is the perfect complement to your land-based Botswana safari. Five elegant tents sit close to the waterway, amplifying the sense of being in the heart of the Delta. Birdlife is exceptional here, with the largest concentration of endangered wattled cranes, and rare antelope species such as the sitatunga and red lechwe.


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Follow the flow of nature

As you wake to melodious birdsong and the stirrings of wildlife, you’ll soon feel the beating pulse of Africa’s wild. And understand why we are passionate about conserving the wildlife at Pelo. We do this by using only natural materials in our camp, and offering low-impact, carbon neutral activities and using 100% solar power.






Pelo experiences

Situated on a tiny island in permanent water, Pelo is the perfect setting for an unrivalled water-based safari. Glide through the water on a mokoro spotting reed frogs, dazzling kingfishers, and hopefully, an elusive sitatunga. Stretch your legs on a guided nature walk and try your hand at catch-and-release fishing. Kick back at the camp’s swimming pool as the sun sets over the glistening Delta.


Explore camps in the Okavango Delta

Pelo is located in the Jao Reserve bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta. Pelo lies in the deepest part of the Okavango Delta and embodies all the magic and mystique of this wondrous wetland. Think glittering lagoons, crystal-clear channels, floodplains and palm islands.

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Let’s plan your next journey


When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.