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Mombo and Little Mombo Listed in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Gold List

Jan 7, 2014 | wilderness safaris

January 2014 – Wilderness Safaris is delighted to announce that Mombo and Little Mombo in the Okavango Delta, Botswana have been listed in the US Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Gold List, featuring the world’s best places to stay.  

“As two of only three camps in Botswana to be listed in the Gold List’s Africa and Middle East category, we are thrilled that Mombo and Little Mombo have received this esteemed recognition. Botswana is one of Africa’s foremost wildlife and ecotourism destinations – one that embraces a true low impact and high experiential value tourism model. We are proud to operate in Botswana’s pristine wilderness areas and look forward to promoting its rich wildlife diversity by welcoming many more guests to Mombo and Little Mombo in the coming year”, said Grant Woodrow, MD Wilderness Safaris Botswana.

According to Condé Nast Traveler and its readers, Mombo and Little Mombo’s location near bush, plains, and wetlands means "the game viewing is spectacular" and "the scenery is pristine nature all around." "Phenomenal comfort" is the norm inside the tents, which are elevated into the tree canopy. "Mombo is a truly wonderful place to stay." The Gold List, renowned as the top ranking of the world’s best properties, is compiled from the annual Readers’ Choice survey which was completed by 80 000 well-travelled readers who rated their most beloved hotels, resorts and cruise lines in the world.

“People are at the heart of our business and our staff are dedicated to creating meaningful and life-changing wilderness experiences for our guests”, Woodrow added. “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.”  

In addition to a light ecological footprint, both Mombo and Little Mombo Camps are committed to Wilderness Safaris’ 4Cs ethic (Commerce, Conservation, Community and Culture). Mombo’s rhino conservation project continues to thrive under the guidance of Poster Malongwa and Njunja James, who monitor the black and white rhino that were 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.

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