Mombo Camp stands at the northwestern end of Chief's Island, deep within the Moremi Game Reserve and overlooking a floodplain. It is one of Botswana's flagship safari lodges with a reputation for excellent service, luxury accommodation and exceptional game densities. Although governed by all of the usual rules and regulations associated with camps in the national parks (i.e. no off roading, no night drives and no walking), Mombo lies in a private area far from the busier eastern section of Moremi; you won't see any self-drive or mobile safari operators around here – and indeed visitors can only access Mombo by light aircraft.
Our view of Mombo Camp
Ask any experienced guide in northern Botswana about Mombo and you're likely to see a glimmer in their eye and a get response along the lines of 'Wow! Mombo…' The high game densities alone justify visiting this area, but coupled with Mombo's high levels of hospitality, luxurious surroundings and great food it all makes for a fantastic camp.
Because of all this, and especially its reputation, Mombo is substantially more costly than most of Botswana's camps. Although it is certainly very good indeed, we probably don't think of it as good value per se – although perhaps we're in a minority, as it's very often full. (Which means you should book well in advance to get space here.)
Mombo Camp: Traveller ratings
Mombo Camp offers fantastic game viewing and luxurious accommodation