Long known as “the Place of Plenty,” Mombo boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators and is considered to be one of the best areas for game viewing in Africa.

Botswana Trek is happy to partner with Wilderness Safaris who owns and runs Mombo Camp. Rebuilt 2018, Mombo aims to maintain the traditions and history of the camp, as well as to celebrate our Conservation Purpose – indeed, one of our greatest conservation successes: the reintroduction of black and white rhino into the wilds of Botswana.

The nine spacious tents afford sweeping views over a floodplain teeming with wildlife. The sitting room, separate bedroom and bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers and bathtub with copper and brass fittings all contribute to Mombo Camp's ideal of responsible luxury. 

Fast Facts

RATING: Premier Camp
TYPE: Safari Lodge
NO. ROOMS: 9
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Birding, Nature, Wildlife

Our recently-rebuilt flagship camp maintains the integrity of its pristine environment through the use of natural materials, minimal human footprint and 100% solar status. Elevated on wooden decks beneath towering shade trees, Mombo overlooks a floodplain teeming with game. Elegant, expansive guest tents celebrate Mombo traditions while a large deck and plunge pool are ideal vantage points from which to observe the passing wildlife.

Standard Tent(s)

This camp can accommodate 18 adults and 2 children, plus 2 guide/pilot/tour leaders sharing, subject to concession numbers and/or concession availability.

8 twin-bedded luxury canvas tents each with two twin beds

OR

1 family unit, comprising two luxury canvas tents (both en-suite) sharing an entrance and deck.

Mattress converters are available that transform twin beds into double beds. To be arranged prior to arrival.

Guide/pilot/tour leader accommodation comprising:

1 twin-bedded tent with shared en-suite facilities (this is shared with Little Mombo; tent of same standard as a guest tent).

Family Tent

This camp can accommodate 18 adults and 2 children, plus 2 guide/pilot/tour leaders sharing, subject to concession numbers and/or concession availability.

8 twin-bedded luxury canvas tents each with two twin beds OR

1 family unit, comprising two luxury canvas tents (both en-suite) sharing an entrance and deck.

Mattress converters are available that transform twin beds into double beds. To be arranged prior to arrival.

 

Room Amenities:

  • Electrical Outlets
  • En-Suite
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Service (Complimentary)
  • Lounge Area
  • Mini Bar
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Outside Shower
  • Plunge Pool
  • Safe
  • Sala
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Verandah
On Site:
 
Game Drives:
Game drives via open 4x4 Land Rovers each accommodate a maximum of six or seven guests, allowing each guest a 'window' seat. Please note that as we are in Moremi Game Reserve, night drives are not possible at Mombo Camp.
 
Massage Treatments:
In-room massage treatments are probably the best ways in which to relax and restore within the comfort of your room or private deck.
 
Nearby:
  • Cultural Tours
  • Helicopter Scenic Flights

The Mombo wildlife area is known as “the Place of Plenty,” highlighted by the massive concentrations of plains game and predators that live here. These include all the big cats, of which lion sightings are frequent. Leopard, spotted hyaena, large herds of buffalo, elephant, giraffe, blue wildebeest, Burchell's zebra and more abound, while cheetah and wild dog sometimes move through the area. It is here that black and white rhino were first reintroduced into the Delta, to be seen occasionally by a lucky few. Arguably the best big game viewing in all of Africa – known as the Place of Plenty. Bountiful hunting ground for large prides of lion and star-struck leopard.

45 000 hectares, located on Chief’s Island, Moremi Game Reserve, central Okavango. In the interior, mopane woodland is interspersed with belts of Kalahari sand and acacia. Towards the edges of the island, regular seasonal flooding creates shallow floodplains dotted with wild date palm islands and riverine forest. Mombo harbours prolific concentrations of general game such as giraffe, zebra, warthog, red lechwe, tsessebe, wildebeest, kudu, elephant, buffalo and impala. Abundant predator sightings include lion, spotted hyaena and leopard. Chief’s Island is home to the core nucleus of the Okavango Delta white and black rhino population. The birding, a result of diverse habitats, is equally attractive.

The Mombo Concession is more familiar to those who dream of the Africa of wildlife documentaries with open grassland plains dotted with acacia trees and thickets. Ancient floodplains, long since dried up, form permanent savannah divided by swathes of dense mopane and acacia woodland. Raised, tree-covered islands ranging from a single termite mound to large landmasses are common. Trees such as real fan palms, sycamore figs, jackalberry and mangosteen characterise these island communities separated by open grassland and fragrant wild sage.

The sheer numbers and diversity of wildlife surrounding Mombo Camp all year round ensure that every guest has a breathtaking big game viewing experience: from herds of buffalo to the diminutive steenbok (a pretty dwarf antelope), to elephant, southern giraffe, impala, blue wildebeest and Burchell's zebra.

Many prides of lion and leopard are found here; and even smaller predators like serval and side-striped jackal are occasionally seen. Specialist carnivores like cheetah and wild dog are also regularly seen in this productive area.

This abundance and variety of wildlife owes much to the Mombo Concession’s positioning on the ecotone between east and westOkavango Delta. To the east lies the ancient Kalahari sands and grassland vegetation, and to the west lies the more modern, water-borne sediments and vegetation of the Okavango fan. The annual cycle of flooding also allows large numbers of wildlife to utilise both habitats to the maximum.

Between March and May, when the waters arrive, large mammals are able to move into the Chief's Island area, which contains rich resources of grass and acacia woodland. The wetlands are fringed by large hardwood trees, containing shade, cover, nesting areas and food for a wide variety of mammals and birds. 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.

Birdlife is prolific, owing the habitat diversity, with waterfowl like African jacana, African pygmy-goose, massive goliath heron and migrant waders in summer being particularly common.

It is no surprise that this richness and diversity of habitats, wildlife and birdlife is legendary amongst the tribal huntsmen of the 19th and 20th centuries. It was thanks to their efforts to protect this legacy that the Moremi Game Reserve was established.

Our fully inclusive rates are not just about the level of accommodation or the thread count of the linen. They encompass elements that cannot be counted or measured, such as exclusive access to vast tracts of Africa’s best wildlife areas, creating a unique sense of seclusion, comfort, privacy and space. In turn, your presence helps us in the conservation of all these areas. Let Botswana Trek design a journey that suits your budget and bucket list desires.

Please note: The rates are indicative only and subject to seasonality and availability. Should you require more accurate information and the applicable rate to your planned journey, please contact us. Please note that rates may change without prior notice.

INCLUDED
All road transfers between camps
All accommodations on safari
All drinks
Emergency evacuation to the nearest hospital
Accommodations in Maun, Botswana
Laundry Service (when camping)
Warm and Friendly Staff
Accommodations in Zambia or Zimbabwe
Professional guide
Road transfer from Kasane to Vic Falls
Park entrance, Camping fees
All Meals
All Game viewing activities
NOT INCLUDED
Travel Insurance
International Flights and Visas
Airport Taxes
Tips and Gratuities
All Drinks at Hotels
All Activities at Victoria Falls
All lunches and Dinner at Victoria Falls
All Items of a Personal Nature

To get to Mombo Camp, Botswana Trek partners with Wilderness Air who operates a varied fleet of light aircraft, chosen for their ability to transport visitors comfortably to remote wilderness destinations with dirt airstrips. Each aircraft type has been selected based on its ability to transport different numbers of passengers, over different ranges. The fleet operates on a daily circuit within the regions. Wilderness Air is privileged to fly into some of the most pristine wilderness areas in the world. They believe that flying is an integral part of each guest’s travel experience and that their pilots’ passion and professionalism can make a genuine contribution to journeys that change lives.

Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Project

Since 2001, Mombo has been the centre of a unique partnership between Wilderness Safaris and the Botswana Government in a pioneering rhino conservation programme that has seen healthy breeding populations of both Critically Endangered black rhino and Near Threatened white rhino reintroduced to and living in the Okavango Delta.

 

This is the conservation contribution to Botswana of which we are most proud. This ongoing project began as a joint initiative between Wilderness Safaris and the Botswana government in 2001. Since then, core breeding herds of both white and black rhino have been returned to the wilds of Botswana; our Rhino Monitoring Team is based at Mombo.

Green Operating Systems

With the goal of reducing energy consumption and fuel use, Mombo Camp is 100% solar powered, with electricity and hot water provided via solar panels and inverters. Waste water (sewage and grey water) is treated in an Above Ground Sewage Plant, ensuring that the water is clean before being allowed to enter the natural environment. In order to reduce our use of bottled water, reverse osmosis filtration is done on site to provide guests with high-quality drinking water. This is managed and monitored against very strict in-house environmental standards, so only approved eco-friendly detergents and chemicals are used.