Mombo is a flagship Botswana camp, one of the finest in Africa, offering superb game viewing and an extremely luxurious safari. With a prime location on Chief’s Island and some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the Okavango, Mombo is top of the wish list for many. Rebuilt in 2018, Mombo reopened as an even more luxurious camp though maintaining the essence of the original Mombo which so many have come to love.
Mombo camp is located at the divergence of the main Okavango River into two channels. Being extremely fertile, the area where Mombo Camp is situated claims some of the highest densities and diversity of wildlife in Southern Africa. Long known to the local people, the Yei and Xaniqwe, the area was named ‘’Mombo’’- the Yei word for “the place of plenty.” Ably complementing the extraordinary game viewing, the camp itself has majestic views of a scenic floodplain from beneath huge African Ebony and Sycamore Fig trees. The areas boasts large and consistent numbers of plains game as well as good predator numbers – and is one of the best places in Botswana to see rhino.
Mombo Camp is a flagship Botswana property with the price tag to match. This is a slick, stylish and supremely spoiling camp with a well-earned reputation for delivering terrific safari experiences which has guests returning time and again. Activities here focus entirely on game drives. Mombo Camp lies on the Mombo concession, on the north western edge of Chief’s Island, within the Moremi Game Reserve. This is the greatest land mass in the Okavango and has a reputation for the most prolific game. This is also a beautiful area offering quintessential Okavango landscapes, with glistening waters peppered with white and pink lilies, open floodplains and palm tree islands.
Mombo has eight elevated luxury tents, connected by wooden walkways, and all with extensive views of the game lively floodplains. The rooms are supremely spacious and spoiling – with stretched canvas walls across timber frames and sliding doors revealing wonderful views. On outside deck offers plenty of space and comfortable sofas and sala beds to stretch out and enjoy the views and the coming and goings of wildlife. Inside the room is split into varouos areas, with an enormous bed as a well as a separate lounge area, wardrobe and dressing room and bathroom with two showers. Each rooms features a minibar with a well-stocked variety of drinks and snacks. From the raised deck, guests are immersed in the safari experience with plentiful game grazing on the floodplain beneath them. The main guest areas include a thatched dining, lounge and bar area, a separate library as well as a fire deck. The camp’s swimming pool is situated off the lounge area.
Mombo Camp is unique in that it offers a well- equipped gym with the same incredible views over the flood plains, allowing one to work up an appetite between the seemingly endless and delicious meals. A range of spa treatments are available and either the treatment rooms or your own room make for a fabulous spot for some pampering. The curio shop and interactive learning centre is shared with Little Mombo, it’s smaller sister camp.
Open-sided land rovers explore the concession with focus being on the area’s incredible wildlife and large concentrations of plains game supporting equally large populations of predators. Big cat sightings, especially of lion, are frequent. Chief’s Island is also home to white and black rhino. In addition to game drives, guests have use of a hide from where animals and birds can be photographed. It should be noted that, whilst the area has perennial water, water activities are not conducted at this camp. Rebuilt in 2018, this premier flagship camp maintains the integrity of its untouched environment using natural resources, minimal human footprint and 100% solar status.