Celebrating Mombo’s Most Prestigious – and Coveted – Awards

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We are so pleased to see our flagship camp, Mombo, once again being recognised amongst the world’s very best for its exceptional safari offering in one of the greatest wildlife locations on the continent – the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The building of the fourth-generation Mombo has garnered numerous awards and accolades in recognition of its continued commitment to conservation and sustainability, without sacrificing luxury in any way.

Here are some of our top picks of Mombo’s awards over the last two years:

Our latest award was announced recently when Mombo and Little Mombo were listed in the Top 30 Resorts in Africa (excluding SA) category, in the highly esteemed Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are one of the longest-running and most prestigious recognitions of excellence in the travel industry; this year, more than 600 000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a record-breaking number of responses, rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how people travel today.

Little Mombo listed as Fodor’s Finest Travel Hotel Award Winner for 2020 in the Best Hotels in Africa category – October 2019

Fodor’s Travel has been around for years, with a fine team of editors that travels the world to discover unique destinations and hidden gems. Their Top 100 Hotels in the World is tailored to their number one request from readers, which is hotels that offer a unique experience, something new and undiscovered. The Top 100 list includes many of the best hotels in the world.

Mombo and Little Mombo listed in the USA Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Hot List – April

The coveted Hot List is the publication’s annual pick of the ‘best of the best’, predicting where travellers are headed to next. The only hotels that make it to the list are those that dare to change the game and push boundaries. Places where guests are already dreaming of going back, even before they leave. This year only two camps from Botswana made the list, and Mombo was one of them!

Mombo included in AFAR's inaugural Stay List: The Best New Hotels in the World – April 2019

This year AFAR magazine, with a viewership of 1 300 000 per month, included Mombo in its first-ever Stay List’s Remote Hideaways category, which lists not just the best hotels in the world but those that are able to deliver more by connecting guests with their place of location and the local people of the area.

Mombo featured as one of the world’s Best New Hotels in the Travel + Leisure 2019 It List – February

This prestigious annual award, now in its 14th year, sees Travel + Leisure’s team traverse the world to engage with the very best in the hospitality industry in order to find its gems. This year Mombo made it to the coveted list, being recognised for its ‘near-perfect marriage of style, luxury, and sustainability’.

Little Mombo wins Best in Africa Tatler Travel Award – November 2018

In 2018, the influential Tatler Travel awards had been running for 26 years when Mombo won the Best in Africa category, being listed among just six other luxurious properties from around the globe. The British magazine referred to Mombo as one of the best game-viewing situations in Botswana.

Mombo wins SBID (Society of British International Design) International Design Award – October 2018

The SBID Awards are regarded as one of the most prestigious accolades in the interior design industry, representing talent and design excellence across all corners of the industry. Each entry undergoes an exclusive two-tier judging process by panels of leading industry experts for both technical content and aesthetic creativity, as well as an evaluation of brief compliance, budget, health and safety, and fit-for-purpose design.

Mombo listed in US Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards – October 2018

Mombo was listed in the Top Resort in Africa category, in one of the longest-running and most prestigious recognition-of-excellence awards, The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice.

Mombo listed in the Most Spectacular Wildlife Experience category in Andrew Harper’s 2018 Members’ Choice Awards – September

Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report is a leading source of information about luxury travel that provides candid and insightful reviews to its subscribers. Each year, Andrew Harper’s discerning readers vote for the best hotels, resorts, safari lodges and cruise ships around the world. The results are based on the annual independent Reader Survey conducted by this renowned luxury travel company, as well as by the publishers of The Hideaway Report.

Mombo named among Editors’ Favourite New Hotels in the World in the coveted Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Hot List Awards – June

Selected by Condé Nast’s editors, the 2018 Hot List features the best properties around the world that have opened their doors in the past year, and uncovers the top trends inspiring modern travelers.

Mombo listed in the Town & Country Hotel Awards as part of the Best New Hotels in the World – May 2018

This is a list of the best hotels in the world, which are nominated and vetted by Town and Country’s round table of 34 global travel gurus – whose day job is to design the best itineraries available. They received over 193 vetted international nominations of hotels with exceptional locations, design and food.

Mombo is unquestionably the ‘cream of the crop’ when it comes to the newest places to stay!

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