THE FINEST BIG GAME VIEWING IN BOTSWANA
Mombo Camp, is renowned for being one of the top camps for big game viewing in Botswana. It is in a region that boasts huge concentrations of game and large predators that roam the surrounding plains. It has been described as one of the finest safari camps in Africa. Most especially, Mombo captures the essence and feel of Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Mombo Camp blends ecologically into its surroundings and offers guests a wilderness experience evoking the magical mystique of the great African tented safaris of the early part of the last century.
This is where the 2006 National Geographic Society feature film Eye of the Leopard was filmed. Beverly and Dereck Joubert tracks and films one leopard, Legadema (or Light from the Sky), for three years in the area surrounding Mombo. The Jouberts followed her from her first vulnerable days as a cub, through the development of her hunting instincts, to her later triumphs that made her one of the most feared predators stalking the floodplains. For further information and to order a DVD or book, please visit the Joubert website: www.wildlifefilms.co
Mombo Camp is open year round.
Accommodations are comprised of just nine luxuriously furnished platform tents, raised two meters off the ground. All are attractively designed with private balconies offering breathtaking views of the floodplain. The elegant and spacious tents have romantic layouts featuring four-poster beds, en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, private deck area and thatched salas for enjoying afternoon siestas.
Dining at Mombo is a wonderful experience, there are beautiful dining areas where guests can watch big game on the floodplain and African fish eagles diving for their meals. A boma adds traditional flavor to a delicious dinner under the Stars of Botswana.
Mombo Camp is situated on the northern tip of the largest landmass in the Okavango Delta, Chief’s Island. Its isolation and rich variety of suitable vegetation makes the region an ideal location for delicate re-introduction projects and collaborative conservation efforts between Wilderness Safaris, Botswana’s Department of Wildlife and the Botswana government. Working together under a project driven in large part by the Wilderness Safari Wildlife Trust, they have been able to realize a dream with the successful reintroduction of both white and black rhinos.
Large concentrations of game roam the plains right in front of the camp, thus guests may glimpse a variety of animals without even leaving their verandas. It is not at all unusual to see animals, both large and small, wandering past and right under guest tents.
The morning and afternoon game drives in open 4X4 vehicles explore the savannah and flood plains offering exciting wildlife and bird sightings.
The Mombo Concession is known as the “place of plenty”, highlighted by the massive concentrations of plains game and predators that can be seen. These include all the big cats, of which lion sightings are frequent. One can also expect to see leopard and cheetah, spotted hyaena, large herds of buffalo, elephant, white rhino, giraffe, blue wildebeest, Burchell’s zebra and much more. Birdlife is prolific around Mombo with African jacana, pygmy-geese, goliath heron and migrant waders in summer being particularly common.
This area boasts huge numbers of plains game and predators, providing arguably some of the best big game viewing in Botswana. The open 4X4 vehicles provide excellent vantage points for photographers. Lion sightings are frequent and the guides are well trained for positioning photographers regarding the best light for shooting great images. Leopards are another high point for guests at Mombo Camp.