Artful lodger: Botswana’s Mombo Camp is refurbished by design firm Artichoke

Sketch of the exterior of Mombo Camp, Botswana
3,450: Square metres of fabric used to roof the camp’s tented suites
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Long favoured by bush-loving aesthetes for its endless grassy plains teeming with year-round wildlife, Botswana’s Okavango Delta has become even more appealing with the overhaul of Wilderness Safaris’ flagship property, Mombo Camp.

Perched on the northern tip of Chief’s Island within the Moremi Game Reserve, among a mixed grove of wetland trees, the property’s nine tented suites are elevated for prime views of the floodplains, while each is accessed by raised walkways to allow large animals to roam freely beneath.

The mood board, by Cape Town-based firm Artichoke, is a modern take on the colonial safari theme with textured wall panels, low-slung timber chairs, leather chesterfield sofas and handcrafted wooden chandeliers in mushroom brown tones and bronze accents, including a deep soaking bathtub.

After a day spent viewing, arguably the best wildlife in Africa, head back to the camp for a dip in your private plunge pool, or maybe a treatment at the spa, before dining under the stars in the boma.

Sketch of interiors and an elephant outside of Mombo Camp, Botswana

There are 12 Handcrafted wood chandeliers throughout
the property. There is a 5-metre high boardwalk, to allow the free movement of elephants through the camp

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Chief’s Island
Moremi Game Reserve


Lauren Ho is the former travel editor at Wallpaper*. Now a contributing editor, she roams the globe, writing extensively about luxury travel, architecture and design for both the magazine and the website, alongside various other titles. She is also the European Academy Chair for the World's 50 Best Hotels.