January 2018 – Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to announce the official opening of its newly-rebuilt flagship camps, Mombo and Little Mombo, situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Whilst comprising the most appropriate and sustainable luxury required of such a leading destination, the new camps are rooted in an authentic bush-camp offering to ensure that the original Mombo experience is retained.
Little Mombo tented suite exterior, interior; black rhino steps out to freedom, 2015
Wilderness Safaris has been privileged to witness three generations of Mombo Camp, undoubtedly one of Africa’s foremost wildlife and ecotourism destinations. “Launching the fourth Mombo Camp is a dream come true for Wilderness, and we are extremely proud of the collective efforts and vision of our various teams who have worked tirelessly to make this happen”, said Kim Nixon, Wilderness Safaris Botswana MD. “The camps have been built in such a way as to maintain the Mombo traditions and history stretching back nearly 30 years, yet remodelled to the highest and most innovative standards”.
This commitment to sustainability and operating with as light an eco-footprint as possible forms part of Mombo’s dedication to Wilderness Safaris 4Cs ethos of Commerce, Community, Culture and Conservation. The Conservation C forms part of Mombo’s main purpose, with Mombo having played the key primary role in rhino relocation through its Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Project since the turn of the century.
However, it is not only about the rhino. It is a “Place of Plenty” that conserves and protects an enormous number and variety of animals, with each Mombo guest playing a vital role in the ongoing biodiversity protection of this remarkable concession. “Mombo is an extraordinary destination and we can’t wait to showcase the new camps to our guests. We have no doubt that Mombo will continue to exceed their expectations, remaining a place of harmony: a balance between the camps, the environment and the people who stay here”, Nixon concluded.
Please see below or click here for additional architectural and design details about the new camps or click here to read more about Mombo’s new exec chef and food culture.