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Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to announce the official opening of its newly-rebuilt flagship camps, Mombo and Little Mombo, situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Whilst comprising the most appropriate and sustainable luxury required of such a leading destination, the new camps are rooted in an authentic bush-camp offering to ensure that the original Mombo experience is retained.
Wilderness Safaris has been privileged to witness three generations of Mombo Camp, undoubtedly one of Africa’s foremost wildlife and ecotourism destinations. “Launching the fourth Mombo Camp is a dream come true for Wilderness, and we are extremely proud of the collective efforts and vision of our various teams who have worked tirelessly to make this happen,” said Kim Nixon, Wilderness Safaris Botswana MD. “The camps have been built in such a way as to maintain the Mombo traditions and history stretching back nearly 30 years, yet remodelled to the highest and most innovative standards.”
This commitment to sustainability and operating with as light an eco-footprint as possible forms part of Mombo’s dedication to Wilderness Safaris 4Cs ethos of Commerce, Community, Culture and Conservation. The Conservation C forms part of Mombo’s main purpose, with Mombo having played the key primary role in rhino relocation through its Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Project since the turn of the century.
However, it is not only about the rhino. It is a “Place of Plenty” that conserves and protects an enormous number and variety of animals, with each Mombo guest playing a vital role in the ongoing biodiversity protection of this remarkable concession. “Mombo is an extraordinary destination and we can’t wait to showcase the new camps to our guests. We have no doubt that Mombo will continue to exceed their expectations, remaining a place of harmony: a balance between the camps, the environment and the people who stay here,” Nixon concluded.
About Wilderness Safaris
Wilderness Safaris is Africa’s leading authentic and sustainable ecotourism operator, specializing in memorable wildlife experiences in some of the most remote and pristine areas in Africa. In this way it offers its guests private access to almost three million hectares of Africa’s finest wildlife reserves, while remaining fiercely committed to protecting our planet’s precious natural and cultural resources. Wilderness Safaris operates camps and safaris in some of Africa’s best wildlife and wilderness reserves across eight countries: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Wilderness Safaris is deeply committed to its 4Cs sustainability ethos of Commerce, Community, Culture and Conservation. It firmly believes that its single most important achievement to date is to have built a sustainable business model that does not compromise environmental principles and which provides jobs, training, skills, careers, adjusted horizons, hope and a realistic alternative to less sustainable development. Recognizing that conservation is as much about people as about the environment, the company has pursued important goals through its Children in the Wilderness program, as well as through the Wilderness Wildlife Trust, which have helped change the face of nature-based tourism in Africa. Wilderness Safaris is part of Wilderness Holdings, a group of responsible ecotourism companies that together endeavour to use responsible tourism to build sustainable conservation economies in Africa.