Pelo Camp

Reviews of Pelo Camp

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Below are independent comments from 5 of our travellers who have visited Pelo Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr C from Knaresborough
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Pelo Camp review

A good alternative to the land-based camps as the boat trips were more relaxing than game drives (but less exciting!).

We were there for 3 days and we were a bit surprised that we only had one mokoro trip in that time. With hindsight 2 nights here would probably have sufficed.

We really enjoyed our 'traditional' evening in the boma with the attendant choir.

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The Diplomat from USA
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A world apart at Pelo Camp

Pelo Camp was different from any of my previous 15 safari locations. It is an island and all all the activities that we took were on boats. We shared the motor boat with one other couple twice and had it to ourselves once. Unlike land safaris, boats leave no tracks. So, for the first time in Africa, I felt that i was in total wilderness. It felt as if we were the first people in the places we went, although, of course, we weren't.

David, our guide, was superb. We saw lots of animals of antelopes and elephants and, of course, many wondrous birds. It was a thrill to encounter elephants hidden among the bush on the shore, but also crossing from island to island. The watery scenery with all its plant types--and the compete absence of any sign of humans--was essential to the experience.

The camp is intimate with just five tents so this is a personalized experience, not a group one. I rate the room as average because the toilet is not very private, separated by a curtain from the room. I prefer it to be in its own room as was the case at Sable Alley. However, the views, size and privacy were outstanding. The food was good but nothing special. This is not to complain as Pelo is, after all, a camp in a wilderness. All were excellent considering where we were.

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Mr & Mrs D from London
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Pelo Camp review

Wilderness has spent a substantial amount of money in upgrading this Lodge. The dining and lounge sitting areas have been repositioned with large decks overlooking the Delta. Tents have been replaced with new tents which have sliding full length doors and side panels and larger decks. The electrical supply has been upgraded with increased new photovoltaic panels.
The management team is well on top of everything and they are charming. Nothing was too much trouble. The guide who we had was very knowledgable and took great trouble to find out what we wanted to do and see.

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Mr p from Southend On Sea
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Pelo Camp review

This camp was every thing I had hoped it would be, calm and relaxed.

The staff were friendly and helpful. The guides were interesting and informative and the managers Newman and Rauve' were exceptionally friendly and welcoming.

I would thoroughly recommend this camp.

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Mr J from Arlington
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Pelo Camp review

This is a very friendly camp that is extremely well run. We arrived during the low water season, which meant taking a boat ride through tall weeds and shallow water to get the camp from the airport. That is great part of the overall experience in visiting the Delta region. Along the way we got a chance to see some wildlife and take in the scenery. The camp is very isolated, but because of the attentiveness of the camp staff, really does not feel so primitive.

The camp tents are very nice and feel luxurious in many ways. The beds were really comfortable and placement of the bucket showers outside looking out on the water was a nice touch. All of the electricity is supplied by solar power and batteries, and is more than adequate for all the basic services.

The food and meals were very nice. The food was well prepared and very tasty. The staff was able to join us for lunch and dinner which we appreciated. We were able to enjoy many good conversations and really learn about the area that way.

Our guide John took us out for our boating safaris and did a great job explaining about the area and providing perspective on things. The wildlife viewing was quite good, especially for birds. And we got to do some fishing and take a mokoro trip, which is highly recommended.

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