OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA
Botswana is a wildlife-lover’s paradise that is home to some of our favorite base camps of all time. The renewed Mombo Camp in Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve is no exception.
With 30 Years of History, Mombo Camp is One of Botswana’s Best Outposts
OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA
Few camps in Africa are as fabled as Mombo Camp in Botswana. Sitting in the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve within the lush Okavango Delta, Mombo is widely considered the most iconic camp in Africa and we couldn't agree more.
Some 30 years ago, Mombo opened and ever since it has consistently been lauded as one of the most revered and sought after camps in Africa. In early 2018, Mombo reopened after a complete rebuild. A far cry from the original 1980’s style of delta camps, today’s Mombo carries with it a nod to yesteryear and a wow-factor of a new millennium. Perched on the northern tip of Chief’s Island, which is now home to a crash of recently reintroduced rhinos from South Africa. This area plays host to one of the greatest wildest shows on earth with huge herds of buffalo and territorial lions vying for their kingdoms. The plains of Chief’s Island are simply brimming with wildlife.
The stunning creative vision of Nick Plewman Architects and Associates and Caline Williams-Wynn from Artichoke Design, the new Mombo and its smaller sister camp Little Mombo give a nod to the unfolding sense of drama in the evolution of African bush camps and lodges. Mombo's nine suites offer a chance to interact with a larger group while Little Mombo’s three suites are ideal for families or a small intimate gatherings of friends. With inviting pools to cool off in and intoxicating and heady interiors of ochres and rusts, the suites are topped off with embroidered linens and dotted with contemporary leather furnishings and copper bathtubs. The rich interiors beckon after a day photographing the surrounding wildlife and environment.
The camp’s new executive chef, Johan Van Schalkwyk and his experienced food and beverage team, have redefined Mombo’s food culture, including more traditional Botswana fare and interactive meals, such as cooking over the coals in true African style. The Mombo experience continues to give guests out-of-camp dining experiences so that they can spend as much time out in the bush as possible, enjoying excellent food in nature while not skipping a beat in the bush.
Join us for a stay in one of Africa's most iconic camps.
"Newly rebuilt, the concept of Mombo Camp is to maintain the Mombo traditions and history stretching back nearly 30 years, as well as to celebrate our Conservation Purpose—indeed, one of our greatest conservation successes: the reintroduction of black and white rhino into the wilds of Botswana."
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