Wilderness Safaris begins Mombo rebuild

Credit: Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris has commenced the rebuild of its flagship camps in the Mombo Concession of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The proposed opening date for both Mombo and Little Mombo is end-February, 2018.

In order to accommodate guests still wishing to travel to Mombo during the rebuild, Wilderness Safaris has opened a temporary luxury tented camp overlooking the floodplain, called Mombo Trails Camp. This camp will be dismantled as soon as the new Mombo and Little Mombo open early next year.

The deconstruction of the current camps is being conducted with extreme sensitivity. “Our aim with the new camps is to use almost the exact same footprint as the old Mombo and as such, each tented room will be built on exactly the same place, with no expansion sideways, to ensure the surrounding trees are unaffected. So the length (landscape side) is remaining exactly the same, with any increase happening in depth – out towards the floodplain,” said Grant Woodrow, Wilderness Safaris COO.

“This next phase of Mombo is an extremely exciting time for us as we have witnessed three generations of Mombo; we look forward to keeping our partners updated as our building and plans progress, as we create the fourth one,” he added.