Luxury Safaris in the Mombo Concession
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 abundance of predators that hunt them.
Mombo plays a key primary role in the conservation and biodiversity protection of the Moremi Game Reserve, the core of the Okavango Delta.
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.
What to do
- Thrilling morning and afternoon game drives
- Activities here usually depend on the lodge or camp
Itineraries including Mombo Concession - Okavango
Lodges and Camps in the Mombo Concession
Here are some of our travel designers' favourite options
Wilderness Mombo CampOne of the most famous camps in all of Africa, Wilderness Mombo rightly deserves its reputation due to its remarkable game viewing experiences coupled with the service and luxury of the camp. Rebuilt in 2018, the camp is made up of nine spacious and elegantly appointed tents, each built on a raised platform giving fantastic views across the plains. To reduce the environmental impact, most of the original material was used in the rebuild. Set in a thicket of giant mangosteen and fig trees, the eight suites boast sweeping views out over the floodplain which attracts a large number of animals. Each suite has a sitting room, bedroom, bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, plunge pool and wrap-around veranda. Enjoy watching the passing wildlife and panoramic sunsets from your ‘sala’. Head to the main communal area where you’ll find a small library and a plunge pool to relax in during the afternoons. Enjoy delicious meals in the dining area that overlooks the plains. The camp is committed to conservation, with much of the power provided by a solar farm and donations made to preservation projects for each guest.
Wilderness Little MomboWilderness Little Mombo is the smaller more intimate sister to Wilderness Mombo Camp, with just three elegant safari suites. Each are nestled under a shady canopy, each with their own en-suite bathrooms, outdoor shower and large deck to enjoy the views over floodplains that host some of the best big game viewing in Africa. The suites are linked together on the raised platform which allows wildlife to pass by underneath. Wilderness Little Mombo has its own dining room, boma, kitchen, lounge and pool, making it an ideal base for a family or group of friends seeking extra exclusivity. A raised walkway leads back to the main camp’s communal lounge, gym and thatched decking area. Dedicated to conservation, a solar farm powers much of the camp and wastewater is treated above ground. Your rate also contributes to various conservation projects including lion research and elephant monitoring. While you are offered daily morning and afternoon game drives, many choose to stay behind and take in the prolific wildlife surrounding camp. Herbivore densities – especially of red lechwe, plains zebra, giraffe and impala – are extremely high and this supports one of Africa’s highest density lion populations. Spotted hyena and leopard are other frequently seen carnivores, the latter often in camp. Birding is excellent with a great mix of water birds (wattled crane, long-toed plover) and also those species associated with Kalahari thornveld (crimson-breasted shrike, pied babbler).