Little Mombo Camp. Okavango Delta. Botswana
Why we love it
Little Mombo is a very special intimate safari camp of just three luxurious tents on Chief’s Island in the Moremi Game Reserve of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. It’s by far the best place to view wildlife in Botswana, and arguably in the whole of Africa! Renowned for leopards, cheetah, wild dogs, resident prides of lion, and a dramatic location surrounded by seasonal flood water, it's not easily surpassed. Little Mombo is linked to Mombo’s main camp, giving you access to their facilities, which include a gym, sustainability centre, shop and deck.
What to expect
The name Mombo is spoken in the highest regard by anyone who knows anything about African safari. It’s the pinnacle of safari destinations and Little Mombo is your own piece of paradise in this pristine wilderness. The camp has 3 spacious canvas suites with indoor and outdoor showers and views onto the watery floodplains. Each room has a sala (peaceful private nook) and a large veranda. The camp has its own swimming pool, large deck and eating areas. It’s classed as a Premier Camp within the well-known company Wilderness Safaris.
What to do
Activities include morning and evening game drives in what we consider to be one of the best game viewing destinations in Africa. Enjoy delicious bush breakfasts at unexpected locations and boma dinners under vast starry skies. Often the best place to watch birds and wildlife is around camp - there’s no rush to go anywhere when the game comes to you.
The good news
Wilderness Safaris has the highest standards of environmental sustainability and the lodge is run 100% on solar power. Your visit also supports the local community and the ‘Children in the Wilderness’ initiative. This brings children into the Wilderness Safari camps during the quiet season to educate them in the importance of conservation.
Kids Little Mombo will take children from 6 years old. Like most safari lodges in wild places, there is no fence around the accommodation and Mombo's predators and elephants come right into camp, so vigilance is required. Nevertheless, it’s a wonderful place for kids because the game viewing never dries up - it's wall to wall predators and small creatures like fascinating bugs and reptiles that keep young folk interested all the time.
When to visit
The dry months (June to October) are always best for predator activity and is the easiest time to spot wildlife as the vegetation is thinner. However, the summer months are a feast for bird watchers and the massive clouds and occasional thunder storms make for dramatic landscapes.
How to get there
Botswana’s Maun Airport is the main hub servicing the safari camps and lodges in the Okavango Delta. It’s a 35 minute light aircraft transfer from Maun to Little Mombo. Maun is easily accessible from Johannesburg International Airport with daily flights.