Situated in a modern day Garden of Eden, Mombo is regarded by many to offer Africa’s finest year-round wildlife viewing experience.

But, quite aside from its fortuitous location surrounded by idyllic landscapes smothered in wildlife, Wilderness Safaris has taken some bold steps to ensure Mombo gains recognition as one of the few truly green lodges in Africa. In 2012 Mombo got rid of its thirsty diesel generators and replaced them with solar. As part of a concerted drive to become greener and cleaner, Mombo also did away with bottled drinking water, replacing it with crystal clear delta water purified on site – no mean feat for one of the most exclusive lodges in Botswana.

In recognition of its recent green expansion, Mombo Camp has been included as one of David Bristow and Colin Bell’s top 48 sustainable safari operations, as detailed in their magnificent coffee table book: Africa’s Finest. This important book is a leading resource in distinguishing truly sustainable safari operations from the host of green-washers and eco-pirates that pervade the African safari lodge industry. If you’d like to get hold of a copy of the book then you can order it here.

By Stephen Cunliffe
South Africa ZA

Stephen is a travel writer and avid conservationist whose work appears in prestigious magazines such as Africa Geographic and Travel Africa.

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