Mombo Camp is set in a private concession just off the northern tip of Chief's Island in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve and is widely considered to be one of the best game viewing areas in Africa.
Mombo underwent a complete rebuild in 2017 and is simply stunning. The camp has 9 large tented suites, set on raised platforms and with private verandas offering views across the floodplains along with a private plunge pool and sala. The tents are luxuriously furnished and attention to details is evident at every turn. The ensuite bathrooms feature dual washbasins, indoor and outdoor showers and a bathtub with a copper and brass finish.
The communal areas are set on wooden decking and have canvas and reed coverings. From here guests can enjoy excellent views across the floodplains with its diverse wildlife, while enjoying delicious meals or relaxing over a drink. There is a comfy lounge, bar and also a library with a range of books and game viewing reports. Alternatively guests can cool off in the pool near the main area of the camp where you will also find the yoga deck
The camp offers morning and afternoon game drives in open 4x4 vehicles with chances of viewing the Big Five as well as other resident wildlife such as cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, wildebeest and zebra plus a wide range of bird life. As the camp is located in the Moremi Game Reserve, night drives are not permitted. Rhino conservation talks are regularly held in the evenings by a rhino conservation expert, they highlight how Botswana and Wilderness Safaris are addressing the current plight of the rhino. About 20 minutes from camp is a hide where you can view and photograph the wildlife, and remain inconspicuous, you may get some great photographs here. When you're not out on activities, the new and improved Mombo also has a gym with a view and you can book massage treatments in the comfort of your own room or private deck.
Photographs courtesy of Wilderness Safaris.
Open: Mombo is open all year.
Location: Mombo is in a private concession at the northern tip of Chief's Island. It is located within the borders of the Moremi Game Reserve and is only accessible by light aircraft.
Rooms: There are 9 tented suites at Mombo. These provide self-contained accommodation, each with an en-suite bathroom with shower and copper bathtub, an additional outdoor shower and a private veranda with sala. Each deck has a private plunge pool. A ceiling fan will circulate the air and keep things cool. Batteries can be charged in the tents.
Activities: Morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles with a guaranteed window seat, there is a hide a short distance from camp. Regular conservation talks are held to highlight the plight of the rhino. As an optional extra you could take a scenic helicopter flight
Facilities: The communal area is a large open plan area with lounge, and dining areas, a library and a bar. On chilly evenings a fire is lit in the lounge. The main areas look out onto the floodplains and. There’s a swimming pool and a sunlounge deck. The firepit is where everyone gathers early morning and also each evening after dinner. The traditional boma makes an excellent venue for traditional evenings.
Dining: Meals are eaten at individual tables or with other guests, as preferred.
Children: Children from the age of 13 are welcome.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is no internet access but there is a mobile signal, though it is not to be relied upon.