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Mombo and Little Mombo Listed in Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

Oct 21, 2013 | Wilderness Safaris

October 2013 – Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to announce that Mombo and Little Mombo in the Okavango Delta, Botswana have been listed in the Top 15 Resorts and Safari Camps category in the 2013 US Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

“We are extremely proud of our staff at both camps who continue to do everything possible to create meaningful and life-changing wilderness experiences for our guests, the readers of Condé Nast, who have in turn voted for us amongst Africa’s best safari operators”, said Grant Woodrow, MD Wilderness Safaris Botswana.

“Our emphasis in terms of luxury and service excellence is on sharing and appreciating the amazing natural environment in which we operate. We also obviously aim to achieve a world-class luxury safari experience and are humbled that our guests and readers of Condé Nast Traveler have shown their support of a world-class and sustainable wilderness experience that truly makes a difference to our world”, he added.

Nearly 80 000 readers voted for their favourite hotels, airlines, spas and countries in this annual reader’s survey to showcase the best that the travel world has to offer. In addition to a light ecological footprint, both Mombo and Little Mombo Camps are deeply committed to Wilderness Safaris 4Cs ethic (Commerce, Conservation, Community and Culture). The camps are also world renowned for offering extraordinary wildlife encounters in the heart of the Okavango Delta, together with warm local hospitality, delicious fresh food and unparalleled levels of comfort.

Mombo’s rhino conservation project continues to thrive under the guidance of Poster Malongwa and Njunja James, who monitor the black and white rhino reintroduced into the Mombo area of the Moremi Game Reserve over 12 years ago. This successful reintroduction programme is a collaborative conservation effort between Wilderness Safaris, Wilderness Wildlife Trust, Botswana's Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) and the Botswana Government.

Botswana is one of Africa’s foremost wildlife and ecotourism destinations and one that embraces a true low impact and high experiential value tourism model. “We are extremely proud that Mombo and Little Mombo’s accolade will also promote the destination in this way. Wilderness Safaris was born in Botswana 30 years ago and the conservation of its pristine wilderness areas in which we operate remains a primary concern of ours,” added Grant.   

To view a brief video of the highlights of a stay at Mombo and Little Mombo, click here. To read the online article on cntraveler.com, click here.