Our Top 5 Compelling Reasons to Choose Mboma Island Expeditions

Mboma Island Expeditions champions eco-friendly safaris in the Okavango Delta, seamlessly blending the best of both land and water-based game viewing. These are just two of Mboma’s major drawcards—there are a host of other standout features, which we’ll explore in this blog post. Owners Lindi and Chase have created an absolutely enchanting mobile camp where understated style meets a planet-conscious ethos. From location to sustainability, activities and wildlife; there are a wealth of compelling reasons to choose Mboma Island Expeditions for your next Okavango Delta safari.

Here are our top 5.

Champions of the eco-friendly Okavango Delta Safari

Sustainable safaris are sought-after by international tourists. People from around the world are realising the need to conserve the world’s pristine and revered places, so they seek the sublime spots that tread lightly on this earth. Mboma is a champion of eco-friendly safaris, and has truly established itself as a renowned eco-destination.

To recap one of our previous blog posts about Mboma’s eco-friendly status, here are our top 5 reasons why Mboma are leaders when it comes to sustainable safaris:

  • There is the sole use of solar-power throughout camp
  • Use of bucket showers and chemical eco-friendly toilets
  • Decor is in perfect harmony with the surrounds
  • Tents are constructed prior to guests arrival, and taken down when they leave
  • Food is locally sourced

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Mboma Eco Lifestyle

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Situated on the meeting point of the savanna and waterways

Mboma’s location is both surreal and unreal. When visiting Botswana, safari-goers often combine an iconic savanna-style safari with a quick sojourn on a Delta island. Here’s where Mboma takes centre stage. Located on the meeting point of the Moremi Game Reserve’s savanna floodplains and the crystalline waters of the Delta, makes Mboma a sought-after destination. They’re quite literally at the tip of the famed game rich Moremi Game Reserve, giving them easy access to a wealth of safari activities. It goes without saying that birding is excellent and game viewing superlative.

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Elephants in Moremi Game Reserve

Water and land based game viewing activities

A safari destination that offers both land an water based safari activities is major win in our books. Because Moremi’s ecosystem is so diverse, the team at Mboma have ensured that all aspects of safaris are covered, from mokoro to boating and game drives. Game viewing from camp is also exceptional. Mboma overlooks the floodplains of the Okavango Delta, and is surrounded by fan palms, jackleberry and sausage trees, and the fascinating waterways of the Godikwe Lagoon. When you’re not soaking up the splendour of camp life, you’ll be out there in the wild, exploring with your dedicated safari guide.

Activities include:

  • Boating: motorised boats will take you through the narrow papyrus lined channels of the Delta and the lagoons.
  • Traditional mokoro trips: experience the true Botswana activity, a mokoro trip. An experienced Poler will guide you gently through the channels, where you are encouraged to look closely in the dense reeds where it’s possible to see the shy sitatunga, lechwe and elephants.
  • Game drives: game drives take place in the famed Moremi Game Reserve, a haven for predators, African wild dogs, cheetah and black rhino. Of course, there are over 500 species of wildlife in the Moremi to spot. You certainly won’t be short of incredible sightings while out on your guided game drive.

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Exclusive access to wildlife hotspots

Mboma Island Expeditions can access remote and exclusive areas of the Okavango Delta, away from larger tourist crowds, ensuring a more private safari adventure. Guides do traverse through popular game-rich areas of the Moremi, but Mboma’s remote location lends itself to some intense and immersive game viewing moments. How do you know your location is remote? Look at the “road” to getting there! The more remote a safari destination, the better access to game viewing opportunities and untouched beauty.

Getting to Mboma Island Expeditions requires a few stops. Fly-ins are picked up the bushveld airstrip of Xakanaxa and 4×4 self-drivers are to meet at Mboma Boat Station. From the boat station it’s about an hour to PARADISE! Don’t be surprised to hear hippos honking, ellies in camp, African fish eagles soaring above and more.

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It’s glamping, redefined

Our fifth and final reason to choose Mboma Island Expeditions, is simply because “it’s cool”. It’s a level up from glamping – each tent is well-appointed with beautiful pieces of furniture, luggage space, carpets, seating areas and en suite bathrooms. It’s a slice of glamping luxury in the middle of an absolute wildlife haven. The Meru-style tents provide an opportunity for you to experience a true explorer’s way of life.

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