Mombo Camp - Okavango Delta
Located in the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta, Mombo Camp is the flagship property of the luxury safari operator Wilderness Safaris. Widely recognised as the finest safari camp in Africa, Mombo is Botswana's most famous property, offering an incredibly high safari experience and a unique approach to hospitality.
The Mombo Concession
The Mombo Concession, home to both Mombo and Little Mombo, sits on the North Eastern tip of Chiefs Island inside the Moremi Game Reserve, the centre of the Okavango Delta. Often referred to as the predator capital of Africa, the Mombo Concession hosts phenomenal concentrations of Africa's famous 'Big Five' in one of the most beautiful parts of Africa. Lilly scattered flood plains and palm fringed islands surround both camps as the crystal clear waters of the Okavango attract a remarkable diversity of African wildlife.
The game viewing here is well regarded as some of the finest in Africa. Game surrounds camp at all times of the year with the Mombo concession being one of the very few places in Africa to provide world class game viewing throughout all the seasons. The leopard and lion viewing especially is nothing short of exceptional.
Mombo and Little Mombo
With nine tents at Mombo and three at the neighbouring Little Mombo, both camps are located at the top of one of the Okavango's most beautiful islands. Shaded by huge indigenous trees each guest room has views over flood plains that can literally teem with game. Mombo provides for some of the most luxurious accommodation on the continent yet manages not to spoil the sense of wilderness which makes safari in areas like this so special.
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Rates for Mombo and little Mombo vary depending on season as below (rates are in USD$ and are per person per night)11 Jan to 31 March 13 - $1,715
1 April to 14 June 13 - $1,916
15 June to 31 Oct - $2,432
1 Nov to 19 Dec - $1,916
20 Dec 2012 to 6 Jan 2014 - $2,163
Mombo - Latest News:
- Mombo Camp - October 2013
Five wild dog made their way through the area this month, a real treat for Mombo!
- Mombo Camp - September 2013
In general, the Maparota Pride (currently 11 in number) is doing very well: they continued in their failed attempts to catch a meal in the floodplain in front of camp: one female tried her luck with a warthog but the now very cocky mother warthog and her brood barely glance at the lions as they seem to know that one of the young Maporota boys usually spoils the hunt for the rest. The males of that pride are growing by the day, however, approaching about four years old each, and are starting to show signs of dominance, even trying to mate with the females of the same pride. This month they did manage to kill a baby hippo, and are moving increasingly into new areas as numerous water channels are dropping. They are often heard calling near camp in the early hours of the morning, and have moved into Western Pride territory several times this month as the aforementioned conflict demonstrates.
- Mombo Camp - August 2013
As we bumbled across the floodplain, we craned our necks to try and spot the gliding shape of a leopard through the grass. As we approached we all grabbed binoculars to see what was ahead while somebody joked “is it a cheetah?” No, it wasn’t a cheetah... it was three cheetah.
- Mombo Camp - July 2013
Honey badger sightings have also been on the up this month. There have been numerous encounters, but one that was particularly intriguing was witnessed by Callum and his guests one afternoon. They were tracking the wild dog through the bush when they heard a commotion of growling and snarling up ahead. Around the corner they discovered the lone wild dog and her jackal 'team' mobbing a honey badger mother with her baby. The honey badger had made a kill and was guarding it fiercely, and despite the dog’s best efforts, she could not prise the meal away from the honey badger.