Mombo is Botswana’s most famous safari camp and for all the right reasons: the game density and diversity is truly sensational. Situated in a private concession in the north-west of Chief’s Island, it is possible to see all of Africa’s Big 5 during a short stay. There are significant volumes of lion, buffalo, leopard and elephant, while both black and white rhino have been successfully introduced to Chief’s Island and periodically pass through the concession. And because the reserve is situated in the less visited western sector of the Moremi, you won’t have to share the fabulous wildlife with other vehicles on well beaten game viewing routes.
The camp itself is entirely elevated on decks with expansive views out to the surrounding floodplains. There is a lounge and bar with some grand furnishings and comfortable leather sofas; a large dining room; a firepit for al fresco drinks and dining; an elevated pool surrounded by decking and sun loungers; and even a small gym. The nine tents are extremely spacious, with mesh full length windows for permanent views out to the plains. There is a luxurious lounge area with sofas, a private deck and sala, an open air en-suite bathroom and a very well stocked complimentary mini-bar. Despite all these creature comforts, it is the animals that justify Mombo’s hefty price tag. The only activities on offer are morning and afternoon game drives, maximising the chances of seeing as much wildlife as possible in arguably the continent’s most game rich location.