Fodor's Expert Review Mombo Camp and Little Mombo

Moremi Game Reserve, North West, Botswana Fodor's Choice

This legendary camp, set on a private corner of Chief's Island, is nicknamed ‘the place of plenty’ after its spectacular wildlife—both BBC and National Geographic have filmed here—but its moniker is equally applicable to the camp itself. Completely rebuilt in 2018, the distinctive conical canvas-roofed suites exude an old-world safari luxury. Your atmospheric cozy lounge is populated by a khaki Chesterfield sofa, Nespresso machine, and mini bar, while a canopied king-size bed is bedecked with golden tassels. Beyond the dressing table, which can be separated by a sliding screen, a brass roll-top bath beckons, or choose from the double indoor or outdoor shower. Mesh screen and dark wood shutter doors line the front of the entire suite keeping you cosseted but still connected to the bush; beyond these lie an expansive deck with a plunge pool and a variety of seating options. Lounging on the hanging double daybed while watching distant munching elephants is a favorite past-time. The main area lounge and bar continue the antique safari theme. Despite the luxury and excellent tailor-made service—like house-made ice cream being delivered to you mid-game drive­—­­the camp successfully cultivates a friendly atmosphere, which sets it apart from its peers. With just four tents, the more intimate Little Mombo is located on the other side of the spa. Mouthwatering à la carte meals are served with innovative twists such as baobab mayonnaise and cashew cream Hollandaise sauce. On game drives, you will need your free-to-use camera and binoculars as the wildlife viewing is second to none­–it's not unheard of to see cheetahs, wild dogs, lions, and leopards in a single outing.


  • spectacular game-viewing
  • one of the best safari lodges in Botswana
  • tailor-made luxury experiences


  • very, very pricey
  • no cooling system in rooms
  • no water activities




Phones: 27-11-257–5000-in South Africa


12 suites
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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