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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

Serene meanderings by mokoro

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. This is the Delta as it is meant to be enjoyed – remote, genuine, and wild.
Pelo Camp’s main area comprises a tented dining area and lounge situated under impressive wild date palms, jackalberry and Natal mahogany trees while the inviting plunge pool allows for refreshing dips in the midday heat. There is also an outdoor boma area and a raised lookout deck perfect for sundowners. The five intimate guest tents, complete with a covered front veranda, have en-suite bathrooms with both an indoor and outdoor shower. The camp’s footprint is light allowing unobtrusive wildlife viewing and a sense of being at one with nature.
Note: Pelo is open 1 April to 30 November 2016.

Highlights

  • Set in one of the most beautiful ecosystems in the world, Pelo is an eco-friendly camp
  • Provides a classic, traditional Okavango experience for the adventurous traveller
  • A tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of the modern world

Please note that Pelo is a seasonal camp and are open during the following dates:
• 1 April to 30 November 2016
• 1 March to 30 November 2017

 

Pelo Camp

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Details 1 Mar 2017 to 31 May 2017 1 Jun 2017 to 31 Oct 2017
Per Person  US$ 450 US$ 690
Single supplement US$ 210 US$ 220
Details 1 Nov 2017 to 30 Nov 2017 1 Dec 2017 to 31 Dec 2017 
Per Person  US$ 445 Closed
Single supplement US$ 215
Details 1 Jan 2018  to  28 Feb 2018 1 Mar 2018 to 31 Mar 2018 1 Apr 18 to 31 May 2018
Per Person  Closed US$ 465 US$ 465
Single supplement US$ 215 US$ 215
Details 1 Jun 2018 to 31 Oct 2018 1 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2018  
Per Person  US$ 715 US$ 460  
Single supplement US$ 215 US$ 140
These special rates are applicable to SA residents only.

Rates are subject to currency fluctuations and Wilderness Safaris reserves the right to amend rates, accordingly.

Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
  15 Jun 2016 to 14 Jun 2017
Per Person Sharing R3 564.00
Single Supplement R1 247.00

It is a condition of travel with Wilderness Safaris that guests have travel insurance. Should they not have insurance cover, they will be personally responsible for any costs incurred as a result of a medical emergency or evacuation, as well as any other insurance claim situation such as loss of luggage.

Terms and Conditions

The below terms and conditions are in addition to the normal Wilderness Safaris terms and conditions.

Seasons:

Unless otherwise indicated, one rate applies for both low and high seasons, but please note that high season is only bookable 1 month prior to travel.

  • High Season: 1 June 2017 - 31 October 2017
  • Low Season: 1 November 2016 - 31 May 2017

Inclusions and Exclusions:

Accommodation on a full board basis including twice daily scheduled camp activities, local drinks, laundry, park fees.

Flights, gratuities and items of a personal nature are excluded in all regions.

 Child rate which is 50% of the adult rate, applies only when children (aged 6 - 16) share with 2 adults in a family unit. (Min age for Pelo camp is 13yrs.) 

Guide accommodation , at all camps is ZAR1,245.00 per night in sharing guide accommodation. Includes meals. Activities are excluded and only guaranteed when booking private activities. Standard terms and conditions apply - please refer to the General Information manual for details.

 
Validity:

  • Valid for all SADC residents living in the SADC countries at time of booking and travel, and for a minimum of 6 months per year.
  • Not valid for SADC passport holders/citizens living abroad. We reserve the right to request proof of residency upon booking and/or check in.
  • SADC Resident countries: Angola · Botswana · Democratic Republic of the Congo · Lesotho · Madagascar · Malawi · Mauritius · Mozambique · Namibia · South Africa · Swaziland · Tanzania · Zambia ·
  • Zimbabwe (Kenya is included for the purposes of this special)

Adventure Camp

Our fully inclusive rates are not just about the level of accommodation or the thread count of the linen. They encompass elements that cannot be counted or measured, such as exclusive access to vast tracts of Africa’s best wildlife areas, creating a unique sense of seclusion, comfort, privacy and space. In turn, your presence helps us in the conservation of all these areas.
Please note that Pelo is a seasonal camp and are open during the following dates:
• 1 March to 30 November 2017

• 1 March to 30 November 2018

Notes
1. Where no rates are shown, our camps are not in operation over this period.
2. Accommodation rates are on a per person per night sharing basis, and single supplement rates are per person per night.
3. Rate includes accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, laundry and all local drinks - excludes premium imported brands and champagne.
4. Access to / from the camps is excluded from the above nightly rates. Please contact your Journey Specialist for further details.

 

 WILDERNESS SAFARIS CHILD POLICY

      Off-peak Season Rate Peak Season Rate
Age Categoty Rules 11 January to 31 May  
&
01 November  to
19 December '
11 January to 31 May '
&
01 November to
19 December  
0 - 2 years Infant Discounted child rates only apply to children sharing with adults - in
family rooms or standard twin rooms in camps that have a family room.

No private vehicle nor sole use is required at Adventures Camps.
FOC FOC
3 - 16
years
Child Discounted child rates only apply to children sharing with adults - in
family rooms or standard twin rooms in camps that have a family room.

 
No private vehicle nor sole use is required at Adventures Camps.
13 – 16 years: No private vehicle needed at any camp.
65% off adult rate 35% off adult rate
17 years &
older
Adult Any room type. Full adult rate Full adult rate

Notes

1. Off-peak Season - 11 January to 31 May and 01 November to 19 December, 65% discount extended with the exception of Kalahari Plains where this is peak season and 35% discount applies.

2. Peak Season - 01 June to 31 October and 20 December to 10 January, 35% discount extended with the exception of Kalahari Plains where this is off-peak season and 65% discount applies.

3. The discounted child rate is only applicable to bookings in family rooms or standard twin rooms in camps that have a family room (should the family room not be available for your particular booking). Child rates do not apply at those camps that do not have family rooms, with the exception of Abu where the child rate may be extended to a triple booking.

4. Children under the age of 17 years are required to share accommodation with at least one adult at all times.

5. Child rates apply only when children aged 16 years or under are sharing with full paying adult/s and must be calculated accordingly i.e. 2 adults and 2 children in a family, charge 2 x adult sharing rate plus 2 x the applicable child rate.

7. Child participation in activities will vary depending on the camp and the activity.

8. Triple share accommodation is on a request basis and only allowed for children 16 years and under sharing with adults - not for three adults sharing. Guests must accept that there is usually an impact on space and comfort in the case of triple share accommodation. Please contact your Journey Specialist for assistance and pricing.

 Children notes continued - exceptions:

 As the key activity at Pelo Camp is mokoro excursions, the minimum age limit is 13 years.

Given Pelo Camp’s situation on an island surrounded by permanent water, activities focus on water activities as well as walking.

Mokoro excursions

Glide seamlessly along the waterways of Pelo in a mokoro (a traditional dugout canoe) and take in the abundance of water-loving wildlife and birds.

Boating

Trips in a 12-seater boat allow for good wildlife viewing in the channels of the Delta further away. Lookout for red lechwe and elephant and maybe even catch a glimpse of spotted-necked otter.

Nature walks

Take a walk on one of a number of low sandy islands and learn about the River Bushman way of life in this area.

Fishing

Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment (spinner rods and a small range of lures) is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis.

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 longclaws, African skimmer and Pel's fishing-owl.

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  • Wildlife

    Wildlife

    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 longclaws, African skimmer and Pel's fishing-owl.
  • Things to do

    Things to do

    Mokoro excursions : Glide seamlessly along the waterways of Pelo in a mokoro (a traditional dugout canoe) and take in the abundance of water-loving wildlife and birds. BoatingTrips : in a 12-seater boat allow for good wildlife viewing in the channels of the Delta further away. Lookout for red lechwe and elephant and maybe even catch a glimpse of spotted-necked otter.
  • Things to do

    Things to do

    Nature walks : Take a walk on one of a number of low sandy islands and learn about the River Bushman way of life in this area. Fishing : Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment (spinner rods and a small range of lures) is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis.
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