Mombo Camp

premier Camp | Okavango Delta, Botswana

(5.00)
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Legendary Mombo Camp has some of the best big wildlife viewing in Africa. The tableau before you at Mombo camp is the Africa seen in documentaries: from elephant and buffalo to tiny steenbok and vast herds of herbivores trailed by numerous predators on the hunt. Located in the Mombo Concession on Chief's Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, the sheer numbers and variety of wildlife year-round is epic.

Photo of Amanda Jamieson

Our Expert Says

If you're looking for a luxurious, uniquely-designed safari camp, top-notch guides and stellar wildlife in a breathtaking setting, book your stay at Mombo Camp without hesitation and don’t look back! It’s a superior experience in every way and worth every penny.

– Amanda Jamieson


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The Camp

Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana
Number of Tents: 9

Mombo Camp lies along the northern tip of Chief’s Island, in the private Moremi Game Reserve within the famed Okavango Delta. Overlooking a surreal floodplain beneath broad, shady trees, the camp and its surroundings pulse with wildlife. This section of Chief’s Island hosts an overwhelming concentration of plains wildlife and large predators, particularly lions, and offers guests some of the most amazing wildlife-viewing opportunities in Botswana. The camp’s nine over-sized tents and its common areas, including the welcoming lounge, veranda, thatched and understatedly-elegant open-air dining areas, boma, bar and plunge pool, are all raised on wooden decks and walkways to allow expansive views of the surrounding plains. Each tent features a spacious bedroom and sitting area, private deck, and en suite bathroom complete with indoor and outdoor showers. Mombo’s luxurious open construction and opulent amenities highlight the delta’s array of dynamic landscapes.

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Facilities & Amenities

  • En suite bathroom with indoor/outdoor showers
  • Shampoo, soap, lotion and insect repellent
  • Hair dryer
  • Room fan
  • Mini bar
  • Tea/coffee in room
  • 220v charging outlets in room
  • In-room safe
  • Exercise mat and light weights in room
  • In-room massage (extra cost)
  • Central plunge pool
  • Fitness center
  • Laundry included
  • Local drinks included (house alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks)
  • Credit cards accepted (Visa and MasterCard)
  • No air conditioning, telephone, Internet or cellular coverage

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Photo: Wildlife Viewing & Activities

Wildlife Viewing & Activities

Mombo Camp is located in a drier region of the Okavango Delta which is quite unlike the water-inundated areas elsewhere. On a daily basis, large concentrations of wildlife frequent the front of the camp, allowing guests to experience exciting views without even leaving the veranda. In fact, it’s not unusual to find wildlife wandering directly through camp at nearly any time of day. Common sightings include lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, elephant, spotted hyena, southern giraffe, blue wildebeest, Burchell’s zebra and large buffalo herds. Black and white rhino have also been successfully reintroduced to the region. Activities at Mombo include morning and afternoon wildlife drives in open 4x4 vehicles to explore the savanna and floodplains. The sheer numbers and diversity of wildlife surrounding Mombo Camp ensures that guests have unforgettable big wildlife viewing experiences. Prolific birdlife also thrives here, including African jacana, pygmy-geese and goliath heron.

The Okavango Delta is a year-round wildlife viewing destination, with the peak mammal viewing in the dry winter between June and October and fantastic birding all year. The below chart shows major wildlife sightings. Other typical sightings may include small mammals, such as jackals, foxes, caracal and serval, and a wide variety of birds and reptiles. Exact sightings will depend on weather and wildlife movements and can vary from camp to camp, since many camps are located on islands.

Country Park/Reserve
Buffalo
Cheetah
Eland
Elephant
Giraffe
Greater Kudu
Hippo
Hyena
Leopard
Lion
Sable Antelope
Wild Dog
Wildebeest
Zebra
Botswana Okavango Delta

Usually viewed
Frequently viewed
Occasionally viewed
Sporadically viewed
Rarely to never viewed

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Climate

Month Max Min Rainfall
January 90° F 64° F 4.21 in
32° C 17° C 107 mm
February 88° F 63° F 3.11 in
31° C 17° C 79 mm
March 86° F 61° F 2.8 in
30° C 16° C 71 mm
April 84° F 54° F 0.71 in
28° C 12° C 18 mm
May 79° F 45° F 0.2 in
26° C 7° C 5 mm
June 73° F 43° F 0.12 in
22° C 6° C 3 mm
July 75° F 46° F 0.0 in
23° C 7° C 0 mm
August 81° F 48° F 0.0 in
27° C 8° C 0 mm
September 91° F 57° F 0.0 in
32° C 13° C 0 mm
October 95° F 59° F 0.91 in
35° C 15° C 23 mm
November 91° F 66° F 2.2 in
32° C 18° C 56 mm
December 91° F 66° F 3.39 in
32° C 18° C 86 mm

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Conservation

Mombo Camp is integrally involved in the Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Project. In 2001, the owners of Mombo Camp, together with Botswana's Department of Wildlife, initiated a program that has resulted in white rhinos running free and wild in the Okavango Delta once more. The first group of four white rhino arrived at Mombo in November 2001, with this group also financing the construction of bomas, and much of the transport and the monitoring costs. An additional 22 rhinos arrived as a result of an innovative “rhino-for-roan” swap between South Africa and Botswana. The ultimate accolade, though, has come from the rhinos themselves. In August 2004, the first white rhino calf was born in the wild in Mombo, 16 months after its mother was released in 2001. Since then, the steady birth rate more than indicates the success of the program.

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Reviews for Mombo Camp

(5.00)

Review Mombo Camp
Month of travel: July
"A superb camp. More like a 5 start hotel spread out in tents. Each tent assignment was really a suite, with luxurious outfitting for two. Food and ALL included beverages were gourmet quality. Service was equally excellent. The animals were also top notch, with the use of completely open vehicles for about four passengers photography was easy and productive. The only negative input is that the vehicles were limited to the roads. A fine high quality experience. "
- W. Chavin
Month of travel: August
" I loved everything about the 3 day stay - viewing of animals in camp and out, service, food, comfort of tent. I would go back in a nano second. "
- M. Rosenthal
Month of travel: August
"Our best nature and wildlife experience in Africa to date. We did this, Kings Pool and Vumbura Plains - it was very luxurious, our once in a lifetime Botswana trip, and the animals did not disappoint. Amazing."
- K. Harvey
Month of travel: November
"We've never been to such a game rich camp, and we've been to Africa three times. You can look out from your luxury tent and see several different species of animal in one view. Wildebeest, giraffe, warthogs, hyena, zebra, and more, just hanging around in front of our tent! The animals really come into camp, elephants get very close, but you're on raised walkways too, so it feels safe to walk to the main area. The game drives are just remarkable, with leopard, lion, buffalo, so many animals. It's very tropical looking too, tons of palm trees and very green."
- T. Hills
Month of travel: May
"My favorite safari camp in Africa. Would go back and spend a week here in a heartbeat. A little pricey, but worth it all."
- C. Heller

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