Set in the heart of the Okavango Delta, this is a very special area that is arguably the best big game viewing area in all of Africa and it has the camps to match.

Dubbed by many as the predator capital of Africa, the Mombo area covers the northwest tip of Chief’s Island, which receives the most nutritious waters of the Okavango river drawing the best game and the predators that hunt them.

Rhino have also been reintroduced here as part of the flagship Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Project, so it’s one of the only places in Botswana where one has the possibility of seeing all of the big five.

What to do

  • Thrilling morning and afternoon game drives
  • Activities here usually depend on the lodge or camp

When to go

June through to October are generally the best months as the water is receding and the climate is dry. Though it can get rather hot in October.


This is one of the best places in Africa to go on safari, hands down. Home to only three luxurious camps, as a guest you will enjoy the exclusivity and personal touch, but also have the chance to get up close (safely) to some incredible predator action. The wildlife here is ‘pumping’ – really high adrenaline experiences, often following animals on the hunt from start to finish. Not for the faint hearted!

Tess van der Walt
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