Location of Camp: Okavango Delta – Moremi Game Reserve
Type of Safari Camp: Award winning luxury tented camp
Rating (1-5+): 5+
Camp Accomodations: 9 Guest tents built on raised platforms. Full e en-suite bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers, large verandas and private plunge pools. The main living and dining areas under thatch. Boma for outdoor dining, plunge pool.
Local Wildlife: Back and While Rhino (one of few places in Botswana), elephant, lion, leopard, wild dog, giraffe, hippo, crocodile.
When to Visit: Year round
Safari Activities at Camp: Game drives only in open 4×4’s (walking and night game drives are not allowed in Botswana’s national parks).
Mombo Camp is located in a drier region of the Okavango Delta which is quite unlike the water-inundated areas elsewhere. Habitats here vary from secluded island sanctuaries with papyrus fringed channels to low sandy islands and dry grasslands where the vegetation and wildlife flourish. Here the larger mammals move in their numbers – offering some of the best big game viewing in Africa.
Built under large, shady trees and overlooking the floodplains which teem with wildlife all year round, Mombo Camp comprises nine spacious tents raised two meters from the ground. Bathrooms are en-suite, with both indoor and outdoor showers. Magnificent vistas are the order of the day, with all the rooms, the sala, long veranda and lounge area all taking advantage of the very best that the Okavango Delta has to offer. Mombo Camp’s main living and dining areas are under thatch, but a boma makes for a delicious dinner under the stars. There is also a plunge pool in which to relax.
Activities at Mombo Camp include morning and afternoon game drives. Open 4x4s provide an exquisite vantage for viewing the high concentrations of plains game and all the predators – including the big cats. Lion sightings are frequent. Guests at Mombo Camp can also expect to see leopard, wild dog, spotted hyena, large herds of buffalo, elephant, white rhino, southern giraffe, blue wildebeest and Burchell’s zebra.
Black and white rhino have been reintroduced to the region with outstanding success (albeit most are further away from Mombo Camp), thanks to the Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Program.