Wilderness Mombo Enhances In-camp Guest Experiences

Wilderness Mombo

Wilderness Mombo, renowned as one of Botswana’s most legendary wildlife-viewing destinations, has further enhanced its luxurious guest experiences with recent additions led by Artichoke Interior Design, including a new fire deck, the creation of a series of intimate dining pods and a walk-in wine cellar. These new areas have expansive views over the surrounding plains, and offer exciting options from which to enjoy Mombo’s superb food and wine offering.

Tshupo BoyBoy Seselamarumo (BB), Wilderness Mombo General Manager, is passionate about bringing guests to discover Botswana’s pristine wilderness. “Mombo’s prime position in the Okavango Delta’s Moremi Game Reserve offers our guests an unrivalled wildlife experience, whether on game drives, close encounters on nature walks, or from the air on a helicopter safari. We are very proud to complement this with our in-camp offering, and to elevate our guest experience with these new additions to the camp”, noted BB.

The new dining pods have been carefully positioned as a natural extension of the camp to maximise the uninterrupted views across the Mombo floodplain. They also offer guests a variety of flexible dining locations, from romantic settings to soulful meals enjoyed with family and friends. This offers the ideal environment to showcase Mombo’s food culture, which is relevant to its surroundings and centred around traditional African ingredients.

Collaborating with local farmers and artisans, and thereby reducing the camp’s “foodprint”, Mombo’s menu celebrates locally-sourced heritage ingredients, such as baobab, millet, ditloo (black eyed peas) and morogo, similar to kale. Executive Chef, Tonderai Chipfupi, has introduced new additions to the lunch menu, including a Chief’s Platter and a Lechwe Haven Platter. The Chief’s Platter celebrates Botswana’s slow-braised beef dish, Seswaa, while the Lechwe Haven Platter incorporates African flavours of mini pumpkin and sorghum salad, madila (“African yoghurt”) and truffle fries with a dollop of baobab mayo.

Mombo’s new walk-in wine cellar, designed by Artichoke Interior Design, was manufactured onsite by local Botswana furniture manufacturer, WoodLogic. Wilderness’ celebrated wine concept is intrinsically linked to the company’s positive impact, with wines sourced from smaller, sustainable, often family-owned wine estates including Delaire Graff Estate and Ken Forrester Vineyards.

Alfred Muswaka, Wilderness Mombo Sommelier, hosts informative and entertaining wine-tasting sessions in the cellar, sharing and celebrating Mombo’s curated African wine selection with guests. He notes that “as a leading conservation and hospitality company, our wine selection focuses on Fair Trade producers and sustainable farms which share our values, producing top-class wines that are truly well received by our guests”.

Sister camp Wilderness Little Mombo offers an exclusive safari experience for up to eight guests. Recent developments here include a new wine cellar and fire deck set closer to the main area. The previous fire deck has been repurposed into a new private dining space. The seating pods alongside the pool now feature shade roofs.

“As our flagship Wilderness camp, which has been part of our portfolio for over 30 years, Mombo is steeped in history. While it will always stay true to the traditions of the original safari camp, we will always strive to continuously enhance our guest experience. We’re looking forward to showcasing our new guest touches to create many more life-changing memories”, BB concludes.