July 2017 – Wilderness Safaris Mombo and Little Mombo camps in Botswana, and Little Kulala in Namibia, have been listed in Travel + Leisure’s prestigious 2017 World’s Best Awards as three of the Top 100 Hotels in the World. Both Mombo and Little Mombo were also recognised in the 10 Best Safari Lodges in Africa category.
“As our flagship camps in Botswana, we are proud that Mombo and Little Mombo have yet again made this prestigious listing, but we are equally proud to see Little Kulala making the list for the first time. Our emphasis in terms of luxury and service excellence is on sharing and appreciating the amazing natural environment in which we operate, and we are thrilled that we have been able to do this to the high standards of the readers of Travel + Leisure, and most importantly our guests”, commented Wilderness Safaris COO, Grant Woodrow.
Wilderness Safaris’ vision is to conserve and restore Africa’s wilderness and wildlife by creating life-changing journeys and inspiring positive action. Both Mombo and Little Kulala do just that – offering truly authentic Wilderness journeys that make a far-reaching impact on the ongoing biodiversity and conservation of two extraordinary wilderness areas, as well as to the empowerment of local people. The camps operate with as light an eco-footprint as possible and are deeply committed to Wilderness Safaris’ 4Cs sustainability ethos of Commerce, Community, Culture and Conservation.
“As we have begun the rebuild of both Mombo and Little Mombo, with an expected opening of end February 2018, we look forward to hopefully receiving even higher ratings in next year’s World’s Best Awards”, Woodrow added. While the new camps will comprise the most appropriate and sustainable luxury required of such a leading destination, they will also remain rooted in an authentic bush-camp offering to ensure that the original Mombo experience is retained.
Little Kulala is a luxurious desert retreat situated in the private 27 000-hectare (67 000-acre) Kulala Wilderness Reserve – former degraded land that has been restored to a true wilderness habitat and the gateway to Namibia's Sossusvlei dunes. Accommodation consists of 11 climate-controlled, thatched "kulalas" (the word means “to sleep”) which merge impeccably into the desert landscape, each with private plunge pool, both indoor and outdoor showers and a rooftop Star Bed.
Representing the best in travel, the annual World's Best Awards are based on Travel + Leisure readers' ratings of hotels, destinations and companies around the globe. The results are published in the magazine’s August issue and online here.