Mombo – Okavango Delta
Long known as “the Place of Plenty,” Mombo boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators and is considered to be one of the best areas for game viewing in Africa.
Rebuilt in 2018, Mombo aims to maintain the traditions and history of the camp, 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.
The nine spacious tents afford sweeping views over a floodplain teeming with wildlife. The sitting room, separate bedroom and bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers and bathtub with copper and brass fittings all contribute to Wilderness Safaris' ideal of responsible luxury.
What you could see at Mombo
The Mombo wildlife area is known as “the Place of Plenty,” highlighted by the massive concentrations of plains game and predators that live here. These include all the big cats, of which lion sightings are frequent. Leopard, spotted hyaena, large herds of buffalo, elephant, giraffe, blue wildebeest, Burchell's zebra and more abound, while cheetah and wild dog sometimes move through the area. It is here that black and white rhino were first reintroduced into the Delta, to be seen occasionally by a lucky few.
Our Purpose at Mombo
Mombo's isolation and sheer diversity of suitable vegetation makes the area ideal for delicate reintroduction projects and for the greater purpose of wildlife conservation.
Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Project
This is the conservation contribution to Botswana of which we are most proud. This ongoing project began as a joint initiative between Wilderness Safaris and the Botswana government in 2001. Since then, core breeding herds of both white and black rhino have been returned to the wilds of Botswana; our Rhino Monitoring Team is based at Mombo.
Best Time to Visit Botswana
The Okavango Delta, Moremi and Chobe are the most popular parks in Botswana. If you’re planning to visit Botswana for the national parks of Moremi and Chobe it’s best done during the dry season and winter from March to November. The Okavango Delta can be flooded from June to October though this can also be a beautiful sight for our guests to experience.
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