Mombo Camp

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Mombo Camp is rightly considered one of Africa’s great safari properties. Wilderness Safaris effortlessly fuse some of the continent’s best game viewing with superb hospitality in an unforgettably remote place in the heart of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve.

Mombo Camp is one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. Carefully constructed under shady branches the camp looks out over the hugely productive floodplains of Chief’s Island deep in the Moremi Game Reserve. It is these floodplains, teeming with wildlife which have given Mombo Game an unsurpassed reputation attracting film makers, researchers and most recently travellers who the demand the ultimate safari.

The camp comprises just 9 spacious tents, designed to derive maximum benefit from the camp’s incredible vistas over the plains. These elegant tents are luxuriously furnished, representing the best in safari chic from polished parquet floors to the simple majesty of thatched salas, ideal vantage points for observing the ever busy floodplains. En suite bathrooms are large and airy with both in and outdoor showers.

Taking full advantage of Mombo Camp’s outstanding location, the thatched main living and dining area allows guests to immerse themselves in the life of the floodplain. Large concentrations of plains game congregate before the veranda, attracting various predators, including lions and leopards, to area. The public areas includes a boma serving traditional dinners, a small library and plunge pool providing respite during the heat of the day.

The camp’s operator, Wilderness Safaris, is committed to sustainable operations and the 4Cs Centre provides an interactive experience where guests can explore this commitment to Commerce, Conservation, Community and Culture. Supporting the commitment to conservation, Wilderness Safaris have reintroduced rhino to the Okavango Delta and regular talks by resident experts address the plight of the rhino. A nearby hide provides an excellent location from which to view and photograph animals and birds. Massage treatments and an incredible gym allow guests to relax and be restored whilst in camp.

Mombo Camp is situated on Mombo Island in the renowned Mombo Concession. A concession known for its massive concentrations of game. Without doubt a place of plenty, highlights include sightings of big cats, lions, leopards, cheetahs, along with diverse plains game such as large herds of buffalo, elephant, white rhino, giraffe, blue wildebeest, Burchell’s zebra. Both black and white rhino are found on Chief’s Island, the only place in the Okavango Delta where both these highly endangered species are found.

As with elsewhere in the Okavango Delta birdlife is astounding with African jacana, pygmy-geese, goliath heron and migrant waders in summer particularly common.

In Outline

Location

Access

Mombo Camp is generally accessed via Maun International Airport or by air transfer from the other camps in the Okavango Delta.

Both helicopter and light aircraft are used to access this camp.

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Rates
From USD 1783
From 11 January, February and March
USD 1783
April, May, November and to 20 December
USD 2012
June, July, August, September and October
USD 2577

Climate

The Okavango Delta region experiences summer rainfall (November to April).

SUMMER

Summers in the Okavango Delta are hot with temperatures reaching mid 30o Celsius.

WINTER

Winters are cold in the morning with midday temperatures reaching mid 20o Celsius.

Facilities

  • Operated by Wilderness Safaris
  • Excellent five star accommodation
  • Situated on Chief’s Island within the Moremi Game Reserve
  • Gym
  • Land based safari activities
  • Lectures

Travel Notes

Game Sightings

Game viewing within is excellent at Mombo Camp. Large concentrations of plains game encourage great predator sightings, including all the big cats, of which lion sightings are frequent. Guests can also expect to see leopard and cheetah and spotted hyaena. Herds of buffalo, elephant, white rhino, giraffe, blue wildebeest, Burchell’s zebra are also regularly seen.

Best Time to Travel

Excellent grass lands within the concession make Mombo Camp perennially good, although game is most prolific in the winter.

Bird Sightings

The Okavango Delta has prolific birdlife. Including African jacana, pygmy-geese, goliath heron and migrant waders. Birding is particularly good in summer.

Guest Safety

Mombo Camp is situated in a wildlife area and is not fenced. Guests are requested to take care at all times and adhere to guidance given by guides and camp management.