Mombo Camp

Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana

On Request

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Mombo Camp

Mombo Camp is located on the northern tip of Chief's Island within the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. This area boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators - providing arguably the best big game viewing in all of Africa.

UNLEASH IT: ON MOMBO ISLAND THAT OVERLOOKS FLOODPLAINS TEEMING WITH WILDLIFE.

 

We Love
  • Major activities here are Big-5 watching and game drives
  • Black and white rhino have been reintroduced to the region with outstanding success.
  • Little Mombo and Mombo Camps are integrally involved in the Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Project.
Need to Know
  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated.
  • Children between 6 and 16 years must share with an adult/s in the same room.
  • The Camp has 100% Game drives. No water activities although guests will see water in the area at times.
  • The Camp is 100% solar powered. A 220v generator is used for emergencies.

The Review

The 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.

Wildlife
Renowned as one of the best game areas in Africa, the Mombo Camp is a predator haven with frequent excellent sightings of Lion, Leopard. Wild Dog can be seen and inter-predator interaction is a feature. Plains game is prolific – Zebra, Wildebeest, Buffalo, Giraffe and all the delta antelope are present in numbers. Year round birding is superb.

This abundance and variety of wildlife owes much to Mombo Camp's positioning on the ecotone between east and west Okavango Delta. Between March and May, when the waters come, large mammals are able to move into the Chief's Island area, which contains rich resources of grass and Acacia woodland.

By September and October the waters have started to recede and leave behind vast floodplains of short, green grass when the islands are now at their driest. This is the secret to the amazing diversity and quantity of wildlife in the Mombo region.

Why Stay
Mombo Camp is built under large shady trees and overlooks a wonderful floodplain teeming with wildlife. Accommodation comprises nine spacious tents raised off the ground, all built to maximise the vistas over the plains. The tent interiors are elegantly furnished with polished parquet floors, complete with an outdoor thatched sala – an ideal vantage from which to watch passing game. Bathrooms are en-suite, with indoor and outdoor showers.

The main living and dining area is under thatch and there is a boma for traditional dinners, small library and a plunge pool to relax in the heat of the day. Large concentrations of plains game often occur in front of camp and guests may view a variety of animals without even leaving the veranda.

Experience
Activities at Mombo Camp include morning and afternoon game drives. Open 4x4s provide an excellent 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 hyaena, large herds of buffalo, elephant, white rhino, southern giraffe, blue wildebeest and Burchell's zebra.

Getting There

The Little Mombo Camp is located in Central Okavango Delta. It is at the northern tip of Chief’s Island Moremi Game Reserve on Mombo Island. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and is accessed by a short 30 min flight on a light aircraft. The flight from Kasane takes one hour and 20 mins. The flight from Kasane to Victoria Falls takes 20 mins but allow additional time for customs and immigration. There is a luggage restriction on this flight of 10kg (22lbs) per person, soft sided luggage.

 
Mombo Camp Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana