The word Pelo in Setswana means ‘heart’ – a fitting name inspired by the distinct heart-shaped island on which the camp is built in the heart of the Jao Concession. 




Pelo Camp lies in a true wetland area of the Okavango Delta, an ideal habitat for the elusive sitatunga antelope and common red lechwe. Hippo and crocodile are also regularly sighted. In the dry season lechwe, impala, elephant are prevalent, with lion, leopard and buffalo sighted occasionally. Birdlife is exceptional with the largest concentrations of Endangered wattled crane found here as well as slaty egrets, rosy-throated longclaw, African skimmer and Pel's fishing-owl.

Accommodation at Pelo Camp:

Standard Rooms

  • 5 Meru Style Safari Tents

  • 4 twin ¾ bedded rooms*

  • 1 king size bedded room

  • Ensuite with shower and separate toilet

  • Outdoor shower

  • Fans

  • Tea/coffee facilities

  • Safe

*Can be converted to double via prior arrangement


  • Dining area

  • Lounge area

  • Pool

  • Boma

  • Laundry service

  • Charging facilities

  • 220V multi-plug adaptors

Child Policy

  • No children under 13 years old

  • Children of 13 years and older are accommodated and partake in activities with all other guests

  • Children between 13 and 16 years must share with an adult/s in the same room.

  • The minimum age for all activities is 13 years

Access Details


  • Airstrip Name: Jao Airstrip 

  • Duration to Camp: Approximately 45 min to 1 hour and 15 minutes minute transfer into camp (depending on water level and if boat/vehicle is required)

  • Airstrip Coordinates: S 19 18 Latitude E 22 35 Longitude - These GPS coordinates are for the purposes of locating and plotting airstrips on Google Earth only

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