A guide to the Okavango Delta, Botswana

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. Wilderness 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.

Wilderness Little Mombo Camp Botswana, Okavango Delta

Wilderness Little Mombo is the more intimate, sister camp to Wilderness Mombo Camp. World-renowned as “the Place of Plenty,” alongside Wilderness Mombo, Wilderness 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.


Wilderness Mombo Camp Botswana, Okavango Delta

Located in the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta, Wilderness Mombo Camp is the flagship property of Wilderness. Wilderness 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 Wilderness Mombo

How to get to Wilderness Mombo