This week, on our quest to introduce you to Africa’s Greenest Game Lodges, Mombo Camp delivers exceptional luxury, service and exclusivity to safari-goers in search of the ultimate game-viewing experience. Admittedly, this ludicrously luxurious lodge comes at quite a cost; however, what is on offer can surely not be beaten. It enjoys a private concession on the northern tip of Chief’s Island in Botswana’s renowned Delta, right in the middle of the wildlife kingdom that resides in the Moremi Game Reserve.
Its remoteness is part of its irresistible appeal. In fact, in its early days, before Wilderness Safaris took it on, its inaccessibility made it difficult to run as a safari camp. Surrounded by water year-round, sending supplies to Mombo Camp was not easy, but eventually, after a visit to this remarkable location, its potential was undeniable, and new ownership was granted. Mombo Camp, today, is widely acknowledged for its incomparable, ‘wildest Africa’ appeal, a spectacle of animals matched only by the Great Serengeti Migration. What is different here is that the wonderful experience of watching animals thriving in their natural habitat can be done in peace and solitude.
Africa’s Finest, David Bristow and Colin Bell’s huge, hardcover photographic book, has indexed Mombo Camp as one of the best environmentally sustainable properties in Africa. It is heart-warming to know that such a precious speck of splendour on this great, big Earth is treasured and preserved, while simultaneously offering visitors the opportunity to traverse the concession and watch as nature unfolds around them.
A transition to 100% solar energy last year topped off Mombo’s eco-friendly philosophy and it now operates as an ultra-luxurious and gorgeously ‘green’ getaway for discerning visitors. The Mombo concession was famous for its pack of African wild dogs and was known as one of the only places that these endangered predators can be seen on safari. This initial pack of about 40 painted dogs has since spread into a number of different packs that are dispersed across northern Botswana. White and black rhinos have been successfully reintroduced into the area after years of poaching in the 1970s and 80s wiped out the population entirely. Lagadema, the Joubert’s famous leopard whose life was documented in National Geographic film Eye of the Leopard, grew up in this exceptional area. Lions, in demise in many other areas of the continent, are frequently seen at Mombo Camp where Botswana’s law protects them from being hunted.
Mombo’s premier standard is obvious in its incredible beauty, but the natural materials used and local community support provided by the camp make it one of the most commendable in the industry. Its location, its views, its decadent cuisine, stupendous comfort and unrivalled safari quality make Mombo Camp utterly unique and a real treat for any one of its fortunate guests.
Contact us to arrange your unforgettable safari at Mombo Camp.