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Mombo Camp


Mombo Camp

One of Botswana’s most famous retreats is set along the northern part of Chief’s Island, the largest among the archipelago of mini islands that make up the game-rich Okavango Delta. The camp, which has nine tented suites with outdoor showers and private verandas that face the expansive floodplains, reopens in March 2018 after complete overhaul. There will be new plunge pools in each suite, and, in keeping with parent company Wilderness Safaris’ eco-friendly ethos, the camp will operate on 100 percent solar power.

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AFAR Contributor
2 days ago

Mombo Camp

Why we love it: A rebuilt legend in a prime game-viewing spot 

The Highlights:
-Recently redone lodge and tents
-Committed to conservations (especially of rhinos)
-Fun activities beyond game drives 

The Review:
Almost smack in the center of Botswana, in the lush Okavango River region, Mombo Camp is a safari camp favorite that—after a complete re-build in 2018—has re-emerged better than ever. The nine large, luxury tents are now swathed in high-end furnishings and design touches, but in a way that still flows with the natural surroundings. Each features indoor and outdoor living space (and indoor and outdoor showers), a large bathroom with freestanding copper tub, luxe linens, and private plunge pools; select tents can also accommodate families. You won’t find is WIFi (so be prepared), but you can get spa treatments in your tens, and workout in the larger lodge pool or the small gym that looks out over the bush. You might need those workouts after all the gourmet food, which is beautifully presented and full of sustainably-sourced ingredients. Being green is central to the camp’s philosophy, both in its operation (guests can take a back-of-the-house tour to learn more about these aspects, including the use of solar panels), and in its programs; among the latter is a rhino initiative that has led to the successful re-introduction of both black and white rhino to Botswana. One thing that hasn’t changed with the re-build: the camp’s ideal location in an area rich with plains game and predators—so be ready for lots of great wildlife viewing.