Mombo Camp has a well won reputation as Africa’s pre-eminent safari camp. Situated in the world renowned Mombo Concession within the Okavango Delta’s Moremi Game Reserve, Mombo Camp is at the centre of southern Africa’s prime game viewing area. Long known to the local people, the Yei and Xaniqwe, the area was named Mombo, the Yei for “the place of plenty.”
Game viewing within the Mombo Concession is excellent due in part to its situation at the divergence of the main Okavango River into two channels. This provides permanent water which combines with the deep alluvial sand deposits together providing the necessary fertility to support the area’s diverse vegetation which in turn supports some of the highest densities and diversity of wildlife in southern Africa.
Ably complementing the extraordinary game viewing, the camp itself has majestic views of a scenic floodplain from beneath huge African Ebony and Sycamore Fig trees. From the raised deck and under a thatch the dining, lounge and bar areas allow guests to be immersed in the safari experience with game grazing on the floodplain beneath them. The main guest area includes a separate library and fire deck. The camp’s swimming pool is situated off the lounge area.
Unusually, the camp has a well-positioned and equipped gym with the same incredible views over the flood plain. The curio shop and interactive learning centre is shared with Little Mombo, a smaller sister camp.
Mombo Camp’s luxury tented rooms are elevated to ensure the best possible views of the expansive floodplains which surround the camp. Rooms are connected by elevated wooden walkways. All rooms will be rebuild during the course of 2016.
As one might expect there is a real focus on the area’s incredible wildlife at with game drives exploring the concession in open sided Land Rovers. With large concentrations of plains game supporting frequent equally large populations of predators including all the big cats, with lion sightings the most frequent. Both white and black rhino have recently been reintroduced to the Okavango Delta. Wilderness Safaris has been at the centre of these efforts and Chief’s Island is home to the only white and black rhino populations in the Okavango Delta. In addition to game drives, guests have use of a hide from where animals and birds can be photographed.
It should be noted that, whilst the area has perennial water, water activities are not conducted at this camp.