A guide to the Okavango Delta, Botswana from Mombo and Little Mombo

Botswana's Okavango Delta has to be one of the most incredible places to view wildlife in the world. As a wetland paradise, containing roughly 95 percent of Botswana's surface water located within the arid Kalahari Desert, this unique eco-system is an area of unbelievable natural beauty.

Each year, flood waters from the Angolan highlands come down in two main thrusts ending in the Kalahari desert, spreading over a vast area creating a wetland paradise that supports a huge diversity of flora and fauna including swamps, reed beds, flood plains, vast papyrus beds and long stretches of clear water, filtered through the sand until it is fine enough to drink. As the water floods out, peaking in August time, from the air the fan shaped waterways creates what we know as the Okavango Delta. 

The heart of the Okavango Delta is the Moremi Game Reserve, an area of land that is mostly dry throughout the year. On its circumference however are hundreds of palm fringed islands truly untouched and deserted offering some of Africa's last pristine game viewing environments. Mombo is built on one of these islands and although part of the Moremi Game Reserve, is at its Northern most point and therefore is affected by the flood levels of the Okavango itself.

At Mombo, the flood waters usually arrive at the end of April and last until the end of August. In 2019, the Okavango Delta has an unusual draught which has not been seen in many years. However, 2020 is set to be one of the best years yet, and we are thrilled to see the Delta back in full swing creating those dreamy scenes and exceptional wildlife habitats which it is so famed for. The flood is therefore expected to last through until September.

Little Mombo Camp Botswana, Okavango Delta

Little Mombo is the more intimate, sister camp to Mombo Camp. World-renowned as “the Place of Plenty,” alongside Mombo, Little Mombo’s location on Chief’s Island within Moremi Game Reserve attracts an enormous number and variety of animals, making it a hugely sought-after destination.


Mombo Camp Botswana, Okavango Delta

Located in the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta, Mombo Camp is the flagship property of the Wilderness Safaris. Mombo camp is widely recognised as the finest safari camp in Africa with its incredible game concentrations and interactions as well having a unique approach to luxury hospitality.


How to get to Mombo Camp

How to get to Mombo Camp