Little Mombo

Smaller sibling of the premier Mombo Camp

Chiefs Island - Moremi Game Reserve
2018
$1930 - $2955

 

Moremi Game Reserve - DRY Camp

Price Range (2018)

$1930 - $2955

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Our Highlights

  • 3 Luxury ensuite tents with Gym
  • Game Drives
  • Located on the famous Chiefs Island in Moremi
  • Hides, to watch game by
  • Swimming Pool

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Brand new for 2017.... this is the little sister to Mombo main camp, Wilderness Safaris Premier and flagship camp.

 

Its really hard to beat the combination of one of the most beautiful camps in Botswana with one of the most prolific wildlife areas in Africa.... you could happily visit this camp for either reason and you won't be disappointed.

 

Little Mombo's attention to detail is the key... stunning restaurant quality food is served in an opulent atmosphere, only enhanced by its wildlife activities, which are second to none.

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Camp Detail

Camp Style

Dry Camp with little to no water activities

Location

Chiefs Island, Moremi Game Reserve

How do I get there

Light aircraft transfer to Mombo airstrip then private transfer to camp

Lodge Type

Premier style lodge with 3 fully en-suite tents

Whats Included

 

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • All drinks
  • Laundry Service
  • Game Drives - Daytime

Whats Not Included

 

  • Travel to and from the lodge
  • Private Vehicles
  • Personal Expenses
  • Premium Imported Drinks
  • Tips

Child Policy

Children of all ages accepted with conditions

 

Up to 16 Years:   A child must share a room with an adult

Up to 12 Years:   A private vehicle needs to be booked

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Land activities

Water activities

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Wildlife & Activities

 

Wildlife

 

The sheer numbers and diversity of wildlife surrounding Little Mombo Camp all year round ensure that every guest has a breathtaking big game viewing experience: from herds of buffalo to the diminutive steenbok (a pretty dwarf antelope), to elephant, white rhino, southern giraffe, impala, blue wildebeest and Burchell's zebra. Lion and leopard are found here; and even smaller predators like serval and side-striped jackal are occasionally seen.

 

This abundance and variety of wildlife owes much to Little Mombo Camp's positioning on the ecotone between east and west Okavango Delta. To the east lies the ancient Kalahari sands and grassland vegetation, and to the west lies the more modern, water-borne sediments and vegetation of the Okavango fan. The annual cycle of flooding also allows large numbers of wildlife to utilise both habitats to the maximum.

 

Between March and May, when the waters come, large mammals are able to move into the Chief's Island area, which contains rich resources of grass and Acacia woodland. The wetlands are fringed by large hardwood trees, containing shade, cover, nesting areas, and food, for a wide variety of mammals and birds. By September and October the waters have started to recede and leave behind vast floodplains of short, green grass when the islands are now at their driest. This is the secret to the amazing diversity and quantity of wildlife in the Mombo region.

 

Birdlife is prolific around Mombo Camp, with waterfowl like African Jacana, Pygmy-Geese, massive Goliath Heron and migrant waders in summer being particularly common.

 

It is no surprise that this richness and diversity of habitats, wildlife and birdlife is legendary amongst the tribal huntsmen of the 19th and 20th centuries. It was by their efforts to protect this legacy that the Moremi Game Reserve was established.

 

 

Activities

 

100% Game Drives, 0% Water Activities (although guests sporadically may see water in the distance).

 

Daytime game drives only (due to Moremi Game Reserve rules) in one open 4x4 Land Cruiser accommodating maximum 06 guests, allowing each guest an outside seat.

 

Private activities available on request and at an additional cost (to be booked and paid for in advance). Note there is only one private vehicle which is shared between Little Mombo and Mombo Camp.

 

The camp has a supply of bean bags for guests to use to steady their camera while on a game drive.

 

Hot water bottles, blankets and lined ponchos are provided on winter game drives (or available on request).

 

Picnic baskets can be prepared for all day excursions.

 

Best game viewing in Botswana.

 

Birding (internationally recognised IBA – Important Bird Area).

 

Stargazing with a laser pointer.

 

Scenic helicopter flights offering a birds-eye view of the ecosystem and an insight into its formation. Flights range between 30, 45 or 60 minutes (this is an optional activity at an additional cost which can be settled directly in camp). Please contact your Journey Specialist for more information.

The Camp

Camp Overview

 

Little Mombo is the sister camp of the bigger Mombo Camp... and as such shares its vicinity and much of its style. They are attached to each other by a short walkway although Little Mombo is treated as a separate camp altogether.

 

Both Mombo camps have arguably the some of the best big game viewing in Africa. Located in the Mombo Concession on Chief's Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Botswana, the sheer numbers and variety of wildlife all year round defy description. Little Mombo Camp is the Africa only seen in documentaries: from elephant to buffalo to tiny steenbok, vast herds of herbivores are trailed by numerous predators on the hunt!

 

Little Mombo is located in the Mombo Concession on the northern tip of Chief's Island within the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. This area boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators - providing arguably the best big game viewing in all of Africa

Lodge Layout

 

Little Mombo Camp is built under a shady canopy and has three luxurious, spacious rooms under canvas with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers for guests looking to get closer to nature.

 

Much of Little Mombo Camp overlooks the surrounding floodplains which offer some of the best big game viewing in the Okavango Delta.

 

A sala, large veranda and lounge area provide ample place to relax and enjoy the view. Little Mombo Camp also has its own dining room, kitchen and pool. Be assured that as its 5 star status deserves, the lodge and the main area is beautifully ordained with furnishings and relaxation areas that most lodges do not come close to, as such, its a very lovely place to be whilst you are not on one of your activities.

 

The whole lodge feels rustic but exudes quality.

Room Description

 

Luxury canvas tent on an elevated wooden deck overlooking the surrounding game filled plains and connected with elevated wooden walkways. Entrance to the tent has a door. Each tent with en-suite facilities comprising double indoor shower, outdoor shower, bath, separate toilet, and double vanity basin.

 

Tent facilities include a private plunge pool, mosquito screen sliding doors, mosquito net, electronic safe, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, lounge area, sala on deck, exercise mat and weights (02 x 1 kg and 02 x 2 kg) and charging facilities with USB ports.

 

No air-conditioning, however, ceiling fans in all the tents (with the addition of a pedestal fan on request should it be needed).Amenities supplied in each tent; seasonal bathrobes, slippers, liquid soap, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, room spray, insect repellent, insect spray, mosquito coil, shower caps, vanity kit with cotton tip swabs and cotton wool pads, sewing kit, tissue dispenser, laundry bag and umbrella are supplied in each tent.

Camp Environment

 

The Mombo Concession comprises 45 000 hectares of the Moremi Game Reserve and is located on Chief’s Island in the central Okavango Delta. In the interior of Chief’s Island, mopane woodland is interspersed with belts of Kalahari sand and acacia. Towards the edges of the island regular seasonal flooding creates shallow floodplains dotted with wild date palm islands and riverine forest.

 

Little Mombo Camp is located in a drier region of the Okavango Delta which is quite unlike the water-inundated areas elsewhere. Habitats here vary from secluded island sanctuaries with papyrus fringed channels to low sandy islands and dry grasslands where the vegetation and wildlife flourish.

 

Little Mombo Camp is more familiar to those who dream of the Africa of wildlife documentaries with open grassland plains dotted with acacia trees and thickets. Ancient floodplains, long since dried up, form permanent savannah divided by swathes of dense mopane and acacia woodland. Raised, tree-covered islands ranging from a single termite mound to large landmasses are common. Trees such as real fan palms, sycamore figs, jackalberry and mangosteen characterise these island communities separated by open grassland and fragrant wild sage.

 

Little Mombo and Mombo Camp are situated on Mombo Island, an extension of the north-western end of Chief's Island which effectively splits the Okavango Delta into east and west. The whole of Mombo and Chief's Island fall within the Moremi Game Reserve. This zone is also marked for low intensity safari usage, making both Little Mombo and Mombo Camp incredibly exclusive and remote.

 

Mombo Camp itself is situated in a belt of trees on an island which overlooks a floodplain. This area boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators - providing arguably the best big game viewing in all of Africa.

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