Top 5 Reasons to visit Mombo in Botswana

Botswana’s most famous safari destination is the Okavango Delta. Within the delta are different concessions with different safari activities and different quality of game viewing. Some areas have more waterborne game activities and others more land activities. One of the land activity areas with game drive safaris is Chief’s Island. Chief’s Island has only two camps and one of them is Mombo, one of the most expensive camps in Botswana and one of the very best.
In the case of Mombo,
most expensive means very best and immense popular and there are good reasons for.

  1. Chief’s Island has the best game viewing in Botswana. One can sit on one’s private veranda at Mombo and watch the Big Five walking past. The Mombo concession is also called the little Great Plains, as so much wildlife is around.
  2. There are no crowds, well, except the crowds of animals. As Chief’s Island has only two camps, only these guests are around and nobody else. Mombo has only 9 tented rooms.
  3. If you decide to leave your veranda and go on game drive, you will be guided by excellent rangers. They are well trained and very knowledgeable.
  4. You can walk over the heads of buffalos! Yes, literally the walkways of the camp go over the heads of buffalos or the other way around, the buffalos like to spend the night underneath the walkways of the camp.
  5. Mombo is a splendid and luxurious camp in the middle of overwhelmingly beautiful nature in the Okavango Delta.

Mombo is a
place of plenty in many ways and one of the best African safari destinations. This comes with a price, but it’s worth watching out for specials, that can save hundreds of dollars per night.

Ute Sonnenberg for Roho Ya Chui, Travel Africa