Mombo is one of the premier camps in the Okavango Delta. Food, accommodation and service are absolutely top class. I actually put on weight during my visit there, even though I tried to stay diligent and only select a few of the options available. I hesitate to consider what happened to anybody who said yes to everything offered. The tents were by far the largest we experienced during our multicamp tour of the Delta, with luxurious showers and beautiful views over the plain from every room.
But you can get beautiful hotels with outstanding service in every corner of the world, usually at a much reduced rate compared to a safari experience. Mombo is one of only 2 camps on Chief's Island, the largest in the delta. You can therefore get a wide variety of wildlife, but it also gives them more space to roam, so you need an expert tracker to locate some of the game. This is all part of the adventure; if you're expecting all the animals to be simply line up for you to view then go to a zoo. Visitors from other continents might not have much appreciation for the delicate changes in the eco-balance so it was great to get our guide to show us some of the side-effects of having too many lions in the area. I would encourage every visitor to try to learn more about the interactions between animals and their surrounds.
One negative I would like to point out. No night drives are permitted in the Moremi reserve, but why do they insist on starting the afternoon drive earlier than at other camps. It's too hot and all the game is sheltered under trees. I would have enjoyed a shorter drive and more time to actually enjoy the opulent camp itself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A nostalgic look back at our roots as safari pioneers in Botswana, Mombo Trails Camp is a light-footprint tented camp that has been specially erected to provide accommodation during the rebuild of Mombo and Little Mombo camps. As such, there are no permanent structures, but all the luxury and comforts of a Mombo experience, along with Mombo’s world-famous spectacular game viewing on offer. Eight elegantly furnished and spacious guest tents with en-suite facilities are situated on slightly raised decks to minimise impact on the site, all under large, shady trees, and often within sight of a variety of the area’s wildlife. Set under towering jackalberry trees, the dining, bar and lounge area offers beautiful views over the floodplain. Delicious meals are enjoyed here or under the stars, while veteran Mombo guests, guides and staff gather around the campfire to relive the history of one of our longest-running camps. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mombo Camp Hotel Moremi Game Reserve