Pelo means ‘heart’ in Setswana, being the shape of this remote and wild Delta island, a pure water experience.
|WHY WE HAND-PICKED THIS EXPERIENCE:
Perfectly placed in the heart of the beautiful Okavango Delta; intimate and romantic with only five safari tents you are ensured of a serene and private safari experience.
- 4 Nights/5 Days Botswana Flying Safari
- 2 nights Okavango Delta & 2 nights Savute/Linyanti
- Pelo offers a peaceful and private retreat in the heart of the Okavango Delta
- This small, unpretentious camp offers one of the most beautiful locations in the world
- Discover an abundance of water-loving wildlife and birds in a private location
- Experience a romantic sleep-out under the stars at Savuti Camp
- Enjoy the wildlife wonders of the Savute Channel situated in the private Linyanti Concession
- The Savute area is home to one of the densest dry-season concentrations of elephant in Africa
|BEST TIME TO GO:||** Pelo Camp is open from April until November 2016
Wildlife viewing in Botswana is good all year round however each season offers its own unique highlights and the answer to this question depends on what you would like to experience.
Dry Season: Jun-Oct: Best game viewing, as animals congregate around water sources. Peak concentrations of wildlife occur during Sept/Oct when it is hot & dry. Winter months are from June until August.
Green Season: Dec-Mar: Pelo Camp is closed
Transition Season: Apr, May & Nov: A huge diversity of fauna and flora thrives in April to May in the Okavango. Water levels are usually high and land-based camps can offer a mix of land and water activities. Game drives on islands may happen less often, due to higher water levels. May is characterised by huge concentrations of game in the Linyanti region. Good numbers of zebra, giraffe and buffalo congregate around the Savute Channel and the DumaTau floodplains. Large numbers of elephant generally settle along the Linyanti River. In November temperatures are high, both day and night and vegetation is at its driest, making wildlife sightings easy as species congregate along the Savute Channel, Savute Marsh and other water sources.
|Low Season Rates||From US$ 3,030.00 per person sharing (April-May & November)|
|Peak Season Rates||From US$ 4 395.00 per person sharing (Jun– Oct)|
Botswana Safari Romance & Adventure
Day 1-3: Okavango Delta – Pelo Camp
Overnight: Pelo Camp – 2 Nights (All meals, 2 camp activities & local drinks)
The word Pelo in the local Setswana language means ‘heart’, a name perfectly suited as the camp is built on a heart-shaped island in the heart of the Jao Concession. This part of the Okavango Delta is remote, authentic and wild. Pelo Camp’s main area offers a tented dining area and lounge situated under impressive wild date palms, jackalberry and Natal mahogany trees with a plunge pool offering a cool retreat in the midday heat. There is also an outdoor boma area and a raised lookout deck perfect for sundowners. The five cosy guest tents offer a covered front veranda and en-suite bathrooms with both an indoor and outdoor shower.
Day 2 – Okavango Delta – Pelo Camp
Activities at Pelo Camp include mokoro excursions, boating, nature walks and fishing.
Mokoro excursion and drinks at Pelo Camp
Sundowners at the pool overlooking the Okavango Delta
Romantic dinner at Pelo with spectacular views
Day 3: Linyanti/Linyanti Concession – Savuti Camp
After breakfast and an early morning activity, you will be transferred by road to the airstrip in time for your light aircraft transfer to Savuti Camp where you will stay for 2 nights.
Overnight: Savuti Camp – 2 Nights (All meals, 2 camp activities & local drinks)
Savuti Camp is situated in the private Linyanti Concession along the Savute Channel, famous as a sporadic and unusual watercourse. This intimate camp’s en-suite accommodation is in seven large walk-in safari tents, including a family unit that is raised off the ground. From the camp’s thatched dining area, a small pool and large viewing area with fire deck extend outwards on raised wooden decks, providing a wonderful view of the Channel and its wildlife.
Day 4: Linyanti/Linyanti Concession – Savuti Camp
Due to the camp’s location on the Savute Channel and in the Linyanti Concession, Savuti offers spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities. Activities include day game drives, night drives, nature walks as well as a hide and a star bed.
Game drive at Savuti
Romance under the stars at Savuti Camp
Day 5: Depart Savuti Camp to Maun Airport
After breakfast and morning activities, you will take a road transfer back to the airstrip in time for your light aircraft transfer to Main airport.
End of Safari!