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Mombo Camp

Listed under Camps & Campsites in NW Botswana, Botswana.

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Situated just off the Northern Tip of Chiefs Island, Mombo Camp is located in its own private concession in the Moremi Game Reserve. Built under the shade of large trees overlooking a floodplain that can literally teem with wildlife, it is hard to find an experience to match Mombo throughout Africa; The BBC and National Geographic are regular visitors.

Accommodation at Mombo comprises nine luxurious tents linked together by wooden walkways and raised on wooden platforms to give guests the best chances of viewing game from their verandas. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with indoor and outside showers that overlook the floodplains and sofa areas that overlook the plains also; armchair safaris are not uncommon.

The main living and dining area are under thatch and there is an outside boma for dinner under the stars or for early morning breakfasts around a fire when the chill sets in. When the African sun is at its hottest the camps plunge pool is a great place for an afternoon drink and a welcome place to cool off.

Mombos accommodation has undeniable charm but the quality of game is simply spectacular and is the main drawing card of the camp. Along with huge numbers of giraffe, wildebeest, zebra and plains game this is the only place in the Delta where the big 5 can be seen; rhino have been successfully introduced to the area and large herds of elephant and buffalo are common.

The main attraction however is the huge number of cats. The Mombo concession is predator heaven and lion sightings are often seen in the same game drive as leopard and the resident cheetah, all of whom are well known by the guides. Wild dog are also commonly sighted in the area; the game drives are unparalleled in the Delta.

Written by  Julian Carter-Manning.

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Mombo Camp

In the heart of the Okavango delta, Mombo camp has fast become a top safari retreat, unique for the fact that it is the only place where all the big five can be seen in one spot. If you want to discover the area, conventional camping is not an option. This is a good, although somewhat more formal alternative. The tents are situated in the game reserve, a truly African environment.

For those comfortable sharing a living area with the resident wildlife, this camp is a little gem. The tents have been designed by two architects to blend into the environment, but also to offer comfort after a long day on safari- and safari is what it is all about. The climate is subtropical and the best months to visit are between May and October for great game viewing.

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