Within Okavango Delta and just off the north-western tip of Chiefs Island in the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana, are two unique camps which allow guests to infiltrate an untouched piece of Africa bursting with wildlife; they are the Mombo Camp and the smaller extension, the Little Mombo Camp. Unlike many places where it takes time and patience to catch a glimpse of an untamed animal, visitors at these camps can start viewing game from the moment they walk out onto their private veranda. Often guests have spotted animals strolling past right underneath their raised tents. The camp is hidden under large trees and offers spectacular views over the floodplains of the Delta. This Botswana accommodation has become known as one of the best places on earth for wildlife viewing, largely thanks to the high concentration of game within this Botswana game reserve. Mombo was even rated as one of the top destinations of the ‘Ultimate Safari’ in the Conde Nast Traveler in 1999 and was named one of the best lodges in Southern Africa in Harpers and Queen in 2000.
This Botswana camp provides an exclusive and private stay that will both fill your memory and your digital camera. The major attraction is the vast sightings of both plains game and predators, including big cats. Mombo Camp reports frequent lion sightings, as well as a good amount of Leopard sightings. The camps were rebuilt and moved 800m from where the old camp used to be. The camp are raised almost 2m off the ground, which enables game to wander freely through the camps - but still remains safe for visitors. The luxury tents are all comfortably furnished, spacious and built in the same style. The dining room, pub and living area provide views over the open plain in front of the camp. This area can only be reached by aircraft.
Custom-made linen can have the two beds converted into a king size bed on request. The tents are equipped with a door at the entrance instead of a zip. All of the tents have en-suite bathrooms. Tents are also equipped with a flush toilet as well as an indoor and outdoor shower. Soaps, shampoos and insect repellents are supplied in each room, as well as fans. All of the tents have a veranda in the front and are situated on raised decks which overlook the surrounding plains.
The camp is situated deep within the Moremi Game Reserve, beneath huge trees on the edge of a scenic floodplain. The communal area of the camp offers a dining room, lounge and pub all on raised decks under thatch. A separate reading room/library is available. Wooden walkways connect the rooms to the living area. A plunge pool, stocked curio shop and slide projector are also available. The Kgotla (boma) is ideal for al fresco dining under the stars.
Mombo Camp is completely focused on providing thrilling African safari game drives; therefore, no water activities are available. Game drive safaris are done on 10-seater open 4x4 Land Rovers, each accommodating a maximum of 7 guests and allow all guests an outside seat.
Game drives are done on Chiefs Island and surrounding areas and promises some of the best game viewing in Botswana. Private game drive safaris and walking safaris can also be arranged on request.
Electricity & Water
The camp is equipped with a 220v generator to give electricity to the kitchen and main areas when guests are away. On their return, from daily activities, the generators are generally turned off to maintain a peaceful environment. Tents are run on a 12v battery to power the lights and fans. Hairdryers and other similar equipment are not catered for. Batteries for cameras can be charged on the generator while guests are out; therefore visitors are urged to bring a spare battery and charging unit.
A laundry service is available and is done on a daily basis. This is also included in the nightly tariff, with the exception of items such as underwear. These are not washed due to local customs.
To/from Maun 38 minutes
To/from Kasane 1hr 15 minutes
Kasane to Victoria Falls 20 minutes (allow additional time for customs and immigration).
The air strip is a 15 minute drive from the Mambo camp, and is licensed for heavier aircrafts up to 5700kg, provided that they have flotation gear.
Air strip co-ordinates: S19 12.68, E022 47.51.