The famous Mombo Camp is located on the island of the same name. Mombo Island is situated in the pristine Okavango Delta, just off the northern tip of Chief’s Island.
Both Chef’s and Mombo Islands lie within the Moremi Game Reserve - a zone where safari permit numbers are strictly limited. For this reason, Mombo and Little Mombo are highly secluded and exclusive retreats.
The abundance of wildlife that calls these regions home is mind-blowing. Elephants, both the white and the black rhinoceros
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and predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs all live alongside large herds of buffalos and tiny steenboks.
The large numbers are attributed to the unique location of this region. The Moremi Game Reserve is ideally situated between the Kalahari Desert, Chef’s Island and the flood and grasslands of the Okavango.
When the yearly rains and the ensuing floods reach this region between March and May, the larger mammals move to the rich grasslands and acacia vegetation of Chef’s Island.
The marshlands are peppered with soaring hardwood trees, which offer shade, food, nesting places and safety for the region’s large animal and bird populations.
It is not until September or October that the water levels recede, leaving behind short but lush green grass on the floodplains, just when the large island becomes seriously dry.
The seasonal availability of this rich food source draws an exciting and diverse range of animals into the Mombo area, among them elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards and cheetahs.
Sporting such incredible wildlife diversity, both mammals and birds, it is not surprising that many documentaries have been filmed in the Mombo region.
National Geographic and the BBC are just some of the companies who have sent their camera crews. The area is a bird watcher’s paradise: especially aquatic birds are regularly spotted.
Mombo Camp itself is built on a beautiful island, which is surrounded by sweeping floodplains. Hidden beneath huge, shady Mangosteen Trees, you’ll discover a small piece of paradise.
This camp is one of the most luxurious accommodations that Wilderness Safaris offers in the Delta region … certainly one of the best addresses in the Okavango.
The dining area, the bar, and the lounge all offer a breathtaking view out over the surrounding countryside, and the pool is just the thing for taking the sting out of the day’s heat.
The all-terrain vehicle safari tours set out early in the morning and in the afternoon. Visitors will be delighted to spot lions, leopards, buffalo herds, cheetahs, wild dogs, elephants, hyenas, giraffes, gnus and zebras.
The finishing touch to a perfect day is swapping stories around the open fire: pure Okavango enjoyment.
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