Artful lodger: Botswana’s Mombo Camp gets an overhaul by design firm Artichoke
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.