Wilderness Safaris has been given the go-ahead by the Botswana government to rebuild its flagship camps located in the Mombo Concession in the Okavango Delta. The Mombo and Little Mombo camps are scheduled to re-open March 2018.
Known as the “place of plenty,” Mombo is located on Chief’s Island within the Moremi Game Reserve.
According to Wilderness Safaris COO, Grant Woodrow, the camps will operate on solar power and are designed to create as light an environmental footprint as possible. In order to maintain its claim of sustainability, the new camp is slated to be in the same place with no expansion sideways to protect surrounding trees, according the Woodrow.
The Mombo and Little Mombo Camps will offer big game viewing, pool, gym, and are considered premier camps in Wilderness Safaris line. For those who wish to travel to Mombo during the rebuilding, temporary luxury tent camps have been built and overlook the flood plain. To maintain the light eco-footprint, the camp will be broken up when the new Mombo and Little Mombo open.
Wilderness Safaris specializes in wildlife experiences in its almost three million hectares (over seven million acres) of reserves. The company operates in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Wilderness Safaris is part of Wilderness Holdings, a group of ecotourism companies that work together to use responsible tourism to build sustainable conservation economies in Africa.