Overlooking the Gomoti River, on a private concession renowned for its population of African wild dogs, this new camp makes an ideal place to stay in the Okavango Delta.
Due to open in April 2017, Gomoti Plains features ten luxury tents (including two family tents) with en suite bathroom. The tents, which are raised on wooden decks and similar to those at the sister camps of Machaba and Little Machaba, blend into the environment perfectly.
The camp, the river and the general area takes its name from the gomoti tree a.k.a. the water fig, a smallish tree which grow alongside waterways in the Okavango Delta. Gomoti trees that line the riverbanks provide excellent cover for nesting water birds such as herons and storks.
Activities available include safaris by motorboat as well as mokoro trips on the nearby waterways, walking safaris, vehicle safaris and night drives. The Gomoti area is known for the concentrations of wildlife that thrive here, and this exclusive area has been a well-kept secret for years – the haunt of many guides and Okavango residents, who talk with nostalgia of the days when they used to camp along this river. Over the years this wild and pristine area has produced some phenomenal wildlife encounters, and the packs of African wild dog that inhabit it have been extensively studied and filmed.
The food at the camp is a wonderful mixture of local cuisine - old fashioned, home-cooked bush fare. Whenever possible, dinner is served outside under the stars, and the dining experience varies with every meal.
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This 1.6 million hectare wildlife paradise is a vast tapestry of crystal clear water channels, lagoons and small islands, and is known for its concentrations of large wildlife and birds. Outings by boat or on land, at day or night, yields fantastic sightings within the private concessions of exclusive accommodation.
Where: Northern Botswana
Ideal for viewing: hippo, Nile crocodile, red lechwe, sitatunga, tsessebe
Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris, Birdwatching