Featured Favorite: Gomoti Plains Camp

Gomoti Plains Camp

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Who it’s best for

Wildlife lovers, birdwatchers, photographers, families, multigenerational families, experiential travelers


Game drives, walking safaris, mokoro rides & boat safaris

Why we love it

Prime access…without the price tag
Found in the famed Okavango Delta, Gomoti Plains Camp is a superb camp that packs in phenomenal value for travelers. The private concession where Gomoti Plains sits is situated right next to several highly desirable concessions home to a handful of luxurious camps that are more expensive. Staying at Gomoti gives you access to this prime location without paying the rates for flashier camps. Instead, all of your money goes toward the safari experience and none of the distractions.

Located in the southern reaches of the Okavango Delta, this area is where the watery maze of canals and lagoons gives way to the northern edge of the Kalahari Desert to create an ecotone (region where two habitats overlap) absolutely bursting with wildlife. Permanent water from the Gomoti River means the camp reliably delivers a well-rounded delta experience throughout the year.

Life in camp
Strung along a picturesque stretch of the Gomoti River, beautiful views permeate every corner of the camp. Whether you are sipping around the morning campfire or reading a great book in your tent, you will be immersed into the setting with every moment. Founded by a former guide, the camp excels operationally so your stay will be effortless and relaxed. You’ll have all the creature comforts you need without any extra frills that add up – fresh, delicious meals, cold drinks, warm hospitality, and an emphasis on excellent guiding.

Forests of towering leadwood and ebony trees typical of the northern delta blend with the palm trees of Botswana’s desert landscapes. Grassy plains, open pans and offshoots from the Gomoti River provide diverse habitat that supports a huge variety of wildlife ranging from predators to plains game. Thanks to this tapestry of habitats, the Gomoti Plains private concession offers extraordinary game viewing year-round.

Discover the camp’s surroundings on highly productive game drives and walking safaris that have phenomenal sightings of the concession’s wildlife. Track lions as they hunt in the early morning mist, watch for a flash of spots as a leopard slinks up a tree or spend an afternoon with a family of elephants as they splash in the shallows.

It wouldn’t be a visit to the Okavango Delta without exploring by water, and Gomoti Plains Camp provides an amazing water-based experience in addition to their dynamic land offerings. Drift along the river between sky-high papyrus reeds in a mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) or motorboat. Listen to a chorus of birdsong as you float past animals grazing along the banks or watch as they cross right in front of you. This is a fabulous way to see and photograph water-dependent bird species.

A family favorite
Gomoti Plains is one of our favorite options for not just families but also multigenerational families with children of any age. In the main camp there are 2 two-bedroom family units, meaning 2 nuclear families can stay here with the grandparents in an adjacent tent. They also offer Gomoti Private, a small exclusive use camp nearby that is perfect for a family of up to six. As an added bonus, unlike most camps, they do not charge for use of a private vehicle, which helps make a family safari more affordable without losing any of the convenience. It’s this commitment to bringing the magic of the Okavango Delta to families that makes us love Gomoti Plains so much.

Commitment to conservation
Another reason the camp has found its way into Mango’s heart is its commitment to wildlife conservation. Over the years, they have played host to research teams for both wild dogs and Botswana’s ambitious rhino relocation efforts. This directly benefits and enriches the guest experience by creating strong populations of both highly endangered species. If the researchers are in camp while you are there, they are often very willing and eager to share their work with guests. Having a frontline view of boots-on-the-ground conservation is just one more reason why we love Gomoti Plains so much – this is what ecotourism is all about!


Visit Gomoti Plains Camp Yourself

Check out our Hidden Gems of Southern Africa itinerary, which pairs Gomoti Plains Camp with time on safari in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park and a stop at the iconic Victoria Falls. 

Why this itinerary is great...

  • Wildlife intensive itinerary combining an impressive number of days in the bush with diverse activities
  • What this itinerary gives up in luxury, it more than makes up for in authentic, high quality experiences that are excellent value
  • Properties located in prime wildlife areas that include all the comforts you need and nothing extra
  • Extend your trip with a visit to Cape Town for a splash of culture, fantastic restaurants and stunning coastal scenery


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