Little Mombo Camp
Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
MOREMI GAME RESERVE, OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA
Little Mombo Camp is situated on Mombo Island, adjoining the northern tip of Chief's Island. It lies within the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, northern Botswana. It is a smaller and more intimate camp than its sister, Mombo Camp, to which it is connected via a raised walkway. This area is also marked for low intensity safari usage, making both Mombo and Little Mombo Camp incredibly exclusive and remote.
Renowned as one of the best game areas in Africa, the Little Mombo Camp is a predator haven with frequent excellent sightings of Lion and 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 Antelopes are present in numbers. Year-round birding is superb.
Activities at the Little Mombo Camp include morning and afternoon game drives on open 4x4s vehicles. Between March and May, when the waters come, large mammals move into the Chief's Island area. By September and October, the waters start to recede and leave behind vast floodplains of short, green grass when the islands are at their driest. This is the secret to the amazing diversity of wildlife in the Mombo region.
Little Mombo Camp MOREMI GAME RESERVE, OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA
Stay Little Mombo Camp is a Premier Safari Lodge with three luxurious guest tents. Custom made linen enables twin beds to be converted into a king-sized bed on request in all tents. Luxury tented rooms have thatched roof with a door and a veranda in front. All rooms have en suite bathroom facilities with a separate toilet, and an outdoor shower. Rooms have ceiling fans, a safe and a sala in each tent. Tents have raised decks overlooking the surrounding game filled plains.
The Camp The Little Mombo camp is located deep within Moremi Game Reserve on the edge of a scenic floodplain. The main area has a dining room under thatch is on a raised deck which is connected with raised walkways to the Mombo main camp. An open air boma is used for dining under the stars. There is a gym area and a plunge pool. Massage treatments (at an additional cost) can be conducted in the privacy of the guest’s tent.
ChildCare Children of 6 years and older are welcome to stay at the Little Mombo Camp. For families travelling with children between 6 and 12 years, private activities need to be booked and paid for. Children between 6 and 16 years must share with an adult/s in the same room.
Safari Activities 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 Little Mombo Camp can also expect to see leopard and cheetah, wild dog, spotted hyena, large herds of buffalo, elephant, white rhino, southern giraffe, blue wildebeest and Burchell's zebra.
Experience Birdlife is prolific around Little Mombo Camp, with waterfowl like African Jacana, Pygmy-Geese, massive Goliath Heron and migrant waders in summer being particularly common. Hippo hide located 20 minutes from camp which can be used for bush brunches. Private vehicle is available on request.
Location The Little Mombo Camp, northern Botswana is located in Central Okavango Delta. It is at the northern tip of Chief’s Island Moremi Game Reserve on Mombo Island. It is a smaller and more intimate camp than its sister, Mombo Camp, to which it is connected via a raised walkway.
Getting There Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta, which is best reached from Johannesburg by a 2-hour international flight. From Maun, Okavango Delta is accessed by a short 30 min flight on a light aircraft, followed by a 15-minute drive to the Little Mombo Camp. Please note, light aircraft transfers have 15kg luggage restrictions in soft, squashable bags.
When to go Botswana’s winter months from May to October are dry and cool with chilly nights. This is also its high season. Botswana has hot, wet summers from October to April. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between December and February, sometimes continuing into March, with rain generally in the form of afternoon thundershowers. Best time to travel is all year round. There is great fishing from March to December, with catches of tiger fish, bream, catfish and tilapia.