Mombo: Driving Conservation Tourism To Okavango Delta

Mombo's spacious suites afford sweeping views over a floodplain teeming with wildlife, contribute to Wilderness Safari's ideal of responsible luxury
Mombo's spacious suites afford sweeping views over a floodplain teeming with wildlife, contribute to Wilderness Safari's ideal of responsible luxury

Long known as “The Place of Plenty,” Okavango Wilderness Safaris Mombo situated in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, boasts enormous concentrations of plains, game and predators.

It is considered to be one of the best areas for game viewing in Africa. As Okavango Wilderness Safaris’ flagship camp, Mombo is deeply committed to conservation tourism that makes a sustainable impact playing a key primary role in the conservation and biodiversity protection of the Moremi Game Reserve, the core of the Okavango Delta. Mombo’s financial success and world-renowned recognition have positively impacted conservation tourism to not only Botswana, but to southern Africa as a whole.

Mombo’s high-end luxury offering drives conservation tourism to the region making a sustainable impact on the biodiversity protection of Moremi, which boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators. Mombo's isolation and sheer diversity of suitable vegetation make the area ideal for wildlife conservation and tourism.

Its eight spacious suites afford sweeping views over a floodplain teeming with wildlife, and all contribute to Wilderness Safaris' ideal of responsible luxury. To reduce energy consumption and fuel use at the camp, Mombo was converted to 100% solar power in March 2012. The system is made up of two installations with a combined power of 160kW, combining the latest Li-ion technology and power efficient systems to produce approximately 960kWh of power per day.


A strong focus has been placed on ensuring the camp runs as efficiently as possible with a low electrical demand.

“We have been privileged to witness three generations of Mombo Camp, undoubtedly one of Africa’s foremost wildlife and ecotourism destinations. Launching the fourth Mombo in 2018 was a dream come true for Wilderness Safaris, and we are extremely proud of the way the camp maintains Mombo’s traditions and history stretching back nearly 30 years, having been remodelled to the highest and most innovative standards.

Mombo is dedicated to making a positive impact on conservation, as well as to the local economy through employment opportunities and other income-generating projects”, notes Okavango Wilderness Safaris MD, Kim Nixon. Mombo is undeniably 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 area, as well as positively impacting the local economy. Mombo is truly a place of harmony: a balance between the camps, the environment and the people who stay here.

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