Botswana's Ecotourism Certified Camps Recognized by Travel + Leisure as World's Top Hotels

Botswana's Ecotourism Certified Camps Recognized by Travel + Leisure as World's Top Hotels

Botswana Tourism Organization

Photo by Botswana Tourism Organization

Mombo Camps voted Best Hotel in the World; Chobe Game Lodge among Top 20 Lodges and Resorts in Africa + the Middle East

The 2013 Travel + Leisure World's Best Hotels results are in and two of Botswana's ecotourism-certified camps were voted among the top hotels in the world. Mombo Camp (including Little Mombo Camp), which is located in the Moremi Game Reserve in the pristine Okavango Delta of Botswana, received the top overall score in the world for rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value. Chobe Game Lodge, nestled along the Chobe River inside Botswana’s Chobe National Park, made its debut on the prestigious list in the Top 20 Lodges and Resorts in Africa and the Middle East category.


Widely recognized as a country that encourages and supports a vibrant, sustainable tourism industry, these recognitions come as exciting news for Botswana. "We are humbled and appreciative that Travel + Leisure's readers honored these two incredible properties in Botswana with their votes," said Myra Sekgororoane, CEO of Botswana Tourism Organization. "These accolades prove that luxury accommodation, service excellence and responsible ecotourism practices can go hand in hand to provide the very best in guest experience."


Both Mombo Camp and Chobe Game Lodge are five-star rated lodges that have achieved the highest level of eco-certification (the Ecotourism level of certification) for accommodations under the Botswana Tourism Organization's Ecotourism Certification System, a voluntary program designed to encourage and support responsible environmental, social and cultural behavior by tourism businesses for provision of a quality and eco-friendly product to travelers. Both of these properties offer guests the opportunity to indulge in pristine and unique natural surroundings while experiencing a myriad of activities guaranteed to inspire, educate and excite while on safari.


Mombo Camp is owned by Wilderness Safari and Chobe Game Lodge is owned by Chobe Holdings Limited. Both companies are traded on the Botswana stock exchange and are committed to preserving Botswana's natural and cultural resources while providing Botswana's citizens with meaningful employment in the tourism sector.


About Mombo Camp

Mombo Camp

Photo by Wilderness Safaris (Mombo Camp)


Mombo Camp is located in the Mombo Concession on the northern tip of Chief's Island within the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. This area boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators - providing arguably the best big game viewing in all of Africa. Built under large, shady trees and overlooking the floodplains which teem with wildlife all year round, Mombo Camp comprises nine spacious tents raised two metres from the ground.


About Chobe Game Lodge

Chobe Game Lodge

Photo by Desert & Delta (Chobe Game Lodge)


Picturesquely situated 100 km west of the Victoria Falls, overlooking the Chobe River and the Caprivi floodplains, the iconic Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent safari lodge within the Chobe National Park. All safari activities are tailored to suit individual requirements. Game drives, game viewing by small boats with a maximum capacity of twelve guests, sunset cruises along the Chobe River and after-dinner stargazing are offered.


About Botswana Tourism Organization

Botswana TourismThe Botswana Tourism Organization is a parastatal body set up to market the Botswana tourist product, grade and classify tourist facilities, and promote investment in the tourism sector. With its long-standing commitment to conservation of its land, wildlife and cultural heritage, Botswana enjoys a solid reputation as a progressive sustainable tourism destination and a premier safari destination.


>> See Botswana Tourism Organization's member profile




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