Wilderness Pelo

Wilderness Pelo is a small tented lodge located on a heart-shaped island in the beautiful Jao Concession in the north-west Okavango Delta.

Wilderness Pelo is a really wonderful little camp with an incredibly beautiful and tranquil setting in the heart of the Okavango Delta. To get the full benefit of the location it is best to visit from May through to September when water levels are highest and the landscape is a stunning mix of islands, lagoons and floodplains inundated with water. The camp is simple but comfortable and has a very relaxed and peaceful ambience. This is a camp where you can slow down, enjoy some quiet time and really escape modern life for a short while. Being so wet, the area is not brilliant for big game, though you will see lots of red lechwe and also hippo, crocs and elephant. The larger islands are home to plains game and some predators – you might hear a lion roaring or a hyaena ‘whooping’ at night, but day time activities are unlikely to encounter them. However the scenery and birding is spectacular! In general you should consider Wilderness Pelo for the exclusive feel if offers, the amazing Okavango wetland experience, the excellent birding and your chance to see the rarer species such as sitatunga, spotted-necked otter and Pel’s fishing owl. Wilderness Pelo is one of the few camps in Botswana that offers genuinely good value for money too!


Wilderness Pelo has accommodation for 10 guests in five comfortable tents, all set at ground level with views out across the water. Each tent is comfortably furnished with a ceiling fan and plumbed en suite facilities including indoor and…


The Delta experience is magical at Wilderness Pelo (especially so during the flood season from May to September) and the birdlife is spectacular. From the deck at Pelo you gaze out over a wetland eco-system of channels and…


Wilderness Pelo is not a natural family destination because it offers a more tranquil and specialist Okavango experience. However, families with older teenage children who have a keen interest in birds and would enjoy a true…

Conservation & community

Wilderness Safaris established the Children in the Wilderness programme (CITW) focusing on the children from villages close to the remote areas in which they operate, educating them in environmental awareness and…

LocationNorth-west Okavango Delta
AccessCharter flight, helicopter or shared air transfer into Jao airstrip
OpenMarch to November
Camp StyleTented lodge
FocusDelta experience / Birding / Walking
Children13 years +
ActivitiesMokoro / Boating / Nature walks / Fishing / Birding
Number of Rooms5 tents
Family AccommodationNo
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Indoor and outdoor plumbed showers
Power for chargingIn room
HairdryerNot possible
Heating/CoolingCeiling fan
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomHorn
Wi-FiIn room
Mobile ReceptionNo
Dining StyleCommunal
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsVisa and Mastercard