Chief's Camp (Moremi, Botswana)...

Apr 12th, 2004, 11:28 AM
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Liz you said:
You only stay at Mombo if you are going for the GOLD. I just don't care for it. Don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, but the animal life isn't really the reason is it?

Actually animal life IS the SOLE reason we're going there, yes. Can't speak for others, of course.

We aren't bothered about luxury (we'd be just as happy if Mombo accommodation were identical to that at the standard WS camps) as we don't spend much time in the accommodation anyway - just to shower and sleep really...

Whilst recent reports from Mombo haven't been all positive we decided we were willing to give it a chance and we're hopeful that WS will have resolved some of the issues experienced by some travellers since our own last visit. We did consider Chief's Camp since, as you all say, it's so close by that animal life must be pretty similar, but decided to give Mombo the chance to repeat the spectacular time we had there previously.

So, whilst I certainly agree that Chief's Camp is likely to offer similar animal life as Mombo and at a much lower price, please don't make disparaging assumptions about other peoples' motivations. They certainly don't ring true in our case.
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Apr 12th, 2004, 11:53 AM
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i second what kavey said. i was at mombo in jan. so three months ago. in 4 days a saw over 60 different lions including 15 different males. i saw 4 different leopards, 2 rhinos, 3 cheetahs and tons of plains game. one day we drove halfway to chiefs camp and the amount of general game dropped off dramatically. maybe it revs back up as you make it to chiefs but from my point of view mombo blows away anywhere i have been in terms of wildlife and i was there in the rainy season.
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Apr 12th, 2004, 12:19 PM
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Kavey and Big Country-
I was speaking to Clematis and DJE yesterday, and we traded posts back and forth for quite a while. As far as I know, neither of them took what I said as personally as you both have. Had either of them said something this would have ended abruptly. Sometimes you really do need to be in a conversation to get it. Just trust me that I didn't intend for anyone to read it and assume I was speaking to them.
Actually "Going for the GOLD" is a commonly used phrase in this country and it is used in many different situations. It means trying to get the very best you can for your efforts. Nothing more. Please don't misconstrue what was said. Liz
Apr 12th, 2004, 12:31 PM
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I took issue with your assertion that anyone booking at Mombo could surely only be going for the accommodation, and not the wildlife. I appreciate you were going back and forth with other posters, and not myself, but this is a public forum is it not? I hadn't realised your posts were for some eyes only.

I think the strength of this forum is to get all the different viewpoints and feedback on the camps and it's very useful to know about both the good and the bad experiences at Mombo, as at other camps.

I just think it's a little rude to try and dismiss the choices others have made by implying that they couldn't possibly be made for game viewing reasons.
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Apr 12th, 2004, 12:58 PM
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I don't even understand what you are saying. I'm not going to say anymore about the subject.
I agree it is a public forum and a conversation was held and those in it commented. Now if you were in the conversation I'm sure it would have gone differently, but I said what I said and no one had a problem with it at the time.
Now you want to add that you only go to Mombo for the wildlife. Fine. I don't have a problem with that. I hope you enjoy your next visit there and that there are lots of animals. I don't know what else to say. Liz
Apr 12th, 2004, 01:00 PM
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Never mind Liz. It isn't important.
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