Mombo is situated on Mombo Island, an extension of the north-western end of Chief's Island which effectively splits the Okavango Delta into east and west.
Accommodation is in nine spacious tents, en-suite with indoor and outdoor showers, raised two metres off the ground. Wondeful vistas are the order of the day, as all of the rooms, the sala, long veranda and lounge area take good advantage of the very best that the Okavango Delta has to offer.
Mombo Camp's main living and dining areas are under thatch, but a boma adds traditional flavour to a delicious dinner under the stars. There is also a plunge pool in which to relax. The best big game viewing experience starts on the veranda at Mombo Camp, with wonderful concentrations of game occurring right in front of you. Guests often find animals wandering past, right under their rooms!
Activities at Mombo Camp include morning and afternoon game drives. Open 4x4s provide an excellent vantage for viewing the high concentrations of plains game and all the predators - including the big cats. Lion sightings are frequent. You can also expect to see leopard, wild dog, spotted hyaena, large herds of buffalo, elephant, white rhino, southern giraffe, blue wildebeest and Burchell's zebra.
Black and white rhino have been reintroduced to the region with outstanding success (so much so that they are scattered over a large area), thanks to the Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Programme.
The sheer numbers and diversity of wildlife surrounding Mombo Camp all year round ensure that every guest has a breathtaking big game viewing experience: from herds of buffalo to the diminutive steenbok (a pretty dwarf antelope), to elephant, white rhino, southern giraffe, impala, blue wildebeest and plains zebra. Lion and leopard are found here; and even smaller predators like serval and side-striped jackal are occasionally seen.
Between March and May, when the waters come, large mammals are able to move into the Chief's Island area, which contains rich resources of grass and Acacia woodland. The wetlands are fringed by large hardwood trees, containing shade, cover, nesting areas, and food, for a wide variety of mammals and birds. By September and October the waters have started to recede and leave behind vast floodplains of short, green grass when the islands are now at their driest. This is the secret to the amazing diversity and quantity of wildlife in the Mombo region.
Birdlife is prolific around Mombo Camp, with waterfowl like African Jacana, Pygmy-Geese, massive Goliath Heron and migrant waders in summer being particularly common.
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