A welcome addition to the stunningly beautiful Jao Concession, Pelo Camp offers great value for money as a true ‘wet’ camp in the Okavango Delta. Located over in the central eastern region of the concession, Pelo Island was once a mobile camping site and, as it was so good, has since become a simple but very charming, tented camp to use as a base for water activities.
Kwando, Linyanti and Selinda
Deserving of a section in its own right, these three private concessions sit between the Kwando and the Chobe Rivers and provide a valuable source of permanent water for northern Botswana and the animals that head north into the Chobe National Park as the Kalahari dries to the south. This is a region of marshland, riparian forest and river systems that have flowed from Angola and flow on to the Chobe River and on to the Zambezi.
Chobe National Park
An area of around 11,000 square kilometres, the Chobe National Park stretches from the dry sand of the northern Kalahari to the fertile floodplains of the mighty Chobe River which forms its natural (and Botswana’s) border to the north and after which the park is named. Arguably the second most famous area of Botswana to head to for a safari, the Chobe National Park offers big game viewing in its purest sense with vast herds of buffalo and elephant (along with vast prides of lion) roaming through the diverse topographies.
The Okavango Concessions
The private concessions that surround the Okavango Delta and the Moremi Game Reserve offer a much more private and unrestricted safari experience, but, inevitably, they come with a price tag. Below we have run through a few of the main concessions and some of the main camps within them.