Location of Mombo

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Aug 17th, 2005, 02:13 PM
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Location of Mombo

I've just made a safari of a special kind - Google Maps.

For instance, here is the exact location (center) of Mara Serena in the Mara Triangle,
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=-1.40...2302&t=k&hl=en

and here for Governors Camp,
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=-1.29...2302&t=k&hl=en

I guess that the following image shows Chief's Camp airstrip,
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=-19.3...&z=4&t=k&hl=en

and this one Mombo airstrip,
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=-19.2...&z=4&t=k&hl=en

Since I've never been there, I don't know the exact location of Mombo. Could someone of you please center this image on the exact location of Mombo, and posting the link?

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Aug 17th, 2005, 03:08 PM
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Mitch,
I was on Goggle earth last night looking at the various countries..I swear I saw a herd of giraffe.
I think we both need a real safari fix sooner than later.
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Aug 17th, 2005, 03:21 PM
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Brenda,
32 days and counting...
 
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Aug 17th, 2005, 04:10 PM
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Mombo

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=-19.2...&z=4&t=k&hl=en

I centered it. I hope this works! Mombo is about in the 10 O'Clock direction from the bottom of the airstrip I belief. Little Mombo is just a bit further away on the same 10 o'clock axis.

Chief's is just a bit to the left of their airstrip also on the 10 o'clock axis.

My source is the Shell Tourist map of the Okavango Delta (based on sat images).
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Aug 17th, 2005, 06:02 PM
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climbhighsleeplow,

Thank you for your efforts. It would be nice if someone could confirm the location of Mombo from his/her own experience. I know Chief's Camp and Veronica Roodt's map is right with this one, but I already found some inaccuracies in her maps and don't trust them blindly.

Btw, do you already have copies of Veronica's new Ngorongoro and Serengeti maps? Would be interesting to know if these have the same quality than the Botswanean.

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Aug 17th, 2005, 06:16 PM
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I've just taken a look at a map in the Mombo book. According to this map Mombo is located in 8 o'clock direction from the airstrip:

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=-19.2...8838&t=k&hl=en

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Aug 17th, 2005, 06:23 PM
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Yes, I have the Serengeti and Ngorongo maps and also the Ngorongoro booklet.

The Ngorongoro map (and book) is very good.

The Serengeti map is very disappointing as it shows only a few of the lodges and virtually none of the camps. The few waypoints that's available are pretty close to mine.

Now I am also disappointed in my Botswana maps! I thought she used GPS to pinpoint all the listed camps such as Mombo, etc?

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Aug 17th, 2005, 06:35 PM
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As far as I know the GPS waypoints are alright (should check them with the ones in Chris McIntyre's book). I assume the problem is the cartographer.

climbhighsleeplow, where did you buy the Ngorongoro map/book? In Tanzania?

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Aug 17th, 2005, 06:42 PM
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No, I saw it at the Karibu Trade Fair and ordered it over the phone from Veronica's mom Ralie in Johannesburg.

http://www.veronicaroodt.co.za/
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