In exciting news for the recognition of the responsible ecotourism industry in Botswana and the Okavango Delta, Wilderness Safaris is proud to announce that Mombo Camp (including Little Mombo) is ranked No. 1 on the Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards list of Top 100 Hotels.
While Mombo and Little Mombo have been recognised frequently on the Africa and Botswana categories of Travel + Leisure World’s Best lists since 2006, this is the first year that they have featured at the very top of this prestigious record.
In addition to a light ecological footprint, both Mombo and Little Mombo Camps are deeply committed to Wilderness Safaris’ 4Cs ethic (Commerce, Conservation, Community and Culture). Mombo’s rhino conservation project continues to thrive under the guidance of Poster Malongwa, who monitors the black and white rhino reintroduced into the Mombo area of the Moremi Game Reserve over 12 years ago. This successful reintroduction programme is a collaborative conservation effort between Wilderness Safaris, Wilderness Safaris Wilderness Trust, Botswana's Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) and the Botswana Government.
“Given that Botswana is one of Africa’s foremost wildlife and ecotourism destinations and one that embraces a true low impact and high experiential value tourism model, we are thrilled that Mombo’s accolade will also promote the destination in this way. Wilderness Safaris was born in Botswana 30 years ago and the conservation of its pristine wilderness areas in which we operate remains a primary concern of ours,” added Keith.