Located in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Mombo Camp is the flagship property of the luxury safari operator Wilderness Safaris. With its position on the northern tip of Chief’s Island within the Moremi Game Reserve, Mombo Camp is widely recognised as the finest safari camp in Africa. The area boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators, which begin virtually on Mombo’s decks.
The entire camp is raised up onto a wooden deck with wooden walkways between the rooms. Mombo’s nine spacious en suite tents are raised two metres from the ground providing excellent views, with a long veranda, a sala and indoor and outdoor showers. The rooms are made of the highest quality and fit well with the near environment. The main living room, the bar and the dining area of the camp are located under a thatched roof, while ‘the boma’ adds traditional flavour to delicious dinners under the stars. There are two plunge pools in which to relax and a gym to work off the excellent food that is served on the premises.
Little Mombo is linked to Mombo Camp by a raised walkway and intimate size enables a more private feeling. Little Mombo Camp is tucked along the northern tip of Chief’s Island, in the private Moremi Game Reserve, within the famed Okavango Delta. Shaded by big indigenous trees, each guest room has views over flood plains where it sometimes can literally teem with game.
The Mombo Concession is known as the “place of plenty”, highlighted by the massive concentrations of plains game and predators that can be seen. These include all the big cats, of which lion sightings are frequent. You can also expect to see leopard and cheetah, spotted hyena, large herds of buffalo, elephant, white rhino, giraffe, blue wildebeest, Burchell’s zebra and much more. Birdlife is prolific around Mombo with African jacana, pygmy-geese, goliath heron and migrant waders in summer being particularly common.
In-room massage treatments are probably the best ways in which to relax and restore within the comfort of your room or private deck.
Images courtesy of Wilderness Safaris
Written by Frank