When to go to Mombo Camp
Many people ask us when the best time of year is to be at Mombo to see the best
game. The answer is simply impossible to give, there are benefits to each time
of year and to each season. Primarily, this is the reason that Mombo has a flat
rate throughout the year.
One of the main reasons is that the vast majority of game at Mombo is resident,
roaming throughout the concession but rarely leaving it. The predators for
example, especially the lion and leopard, (what has made Mombo so well known)
are primarily resident to the Mombo Concession and have become well known to the
guides in camp; they can be seen throughout the year.
Click on the link on the right hand side "Seasons in Botswana" give a summary of what each
month of the year has to offer and what the game is doing at the time of year
you are looking to travel.
Overall, it is true to say that Mombo consistently has some of the best safari
in Africa. The concentrations of all the predators and plains game fluctuates
slightly but not to a noticeable effect.
When to go, weather-wise
Weather wise, Botswana’s climate is subtropical with large fluctuations of
temperature between day and night and low rainfall throughout the year.
September and October are the hottest months, with temperatures peaking at over
100 degrees Fahrenheit in October. This time of year also heralds the arrival of the
very first rains that continues through to March, petering out at the end of the
month. The wettest months are January and February.
With all that said, and taking into consideration the fact that you will not
just be visiting Mombo, the best time of year to visit the country is between
May and October, when the Delta is in flood, the temperature is perfect and game
viewing is at its most spectacular. November and December also make great times
to be on safari because of the noticeable transformation of the habitat and all
the new born that spring to life at the first drop of rain.