Mombo Trails Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Mombo Camp is a Premier Camp

Back to our roots in “The place of plenty”

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.

By respectfully developing this temporary site, we have created Mombo Trails Camp so that it blends in with its environment and can be easily taken away, leaving no scars on our most valuable asset – our concession and the plants and creatures that live here.

Eight elegantly furnished and spacious guest tents with en-suite facilities are situated under large, shady trees, a variety of the area’s wildlife often within view. There is a main living and dining area as well as the traditional campfire around which Mombo guests, guides and staff can gather to relive the history of one of our longest-running camps.

Game drives continue to explore the area, yielding all of the wealth of this wildlife-rich area, from herbivore concentrations – especially of red lechwe, plains zebra, giraffe and impala – to one of Africa’s highest density lion populations. Spotted hyaena and leopard are other frequently seen carnivores.

In the seventies, when I first started guiding mokoro safaris in the Okavango Delta, the Yei paddlers spoke of a legendary area they called Borea … Over the years I listened avidly as they recounted the stories of the area we now know as Mombo. In their eyes, it had an almost mythical quality: huge herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and all the predators. … Nothing I had ever done prepared me for how overwhelmed I was by my return to Mombo. Every guide needs a spiritual home, and Mombo and the heart of the Okavango will always be mine.” Mike Myers, Mombo – Okavango’s Place of Plenty

Mombo Trails opens 25 April 2017.

Highlights

  • Arguably the best big game viewing in all of Africa
  • Bountiful hunting ground for large prides of lion and star-struck leopard
  • A beautifully-sited camp that celebrates Mombo’s thrilling history

Latest News From Mombo Camp

  • Mombo Camps - July 2017
    Jul 5, 2017

    Cheetah cubs, lion kills and a leopard scuffle were all part of the Mombo Trails experience this month.

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  • Mombo Camps - June 2017
    Jun 11, 2017

    Red-billed queleas make for a magical sighting at dusk as they swoop fluidly past Mombo in their hundreds…

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  • Mombo Trails Camp - May 2017
    May 2, 2017

    To quote John Levy, our first ever guest here at Mombo Trails, who with his wife Celia, has over one hundred bed nights in all three Mombo camps, “It’s my favourite”. Well John, some of us would say it is ours too…

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ “A camp that didn’t exist until April just exudes hospitality and passion for the guest experience. Every little touch makes things so special. It is all about sharing the passion for safaris, the animals and Africa.” ”
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Reviewed by: Beth W, 25 May 2017