Gomoti Plains Camp
From the owners of Machaba comes an exciting new camp in game-rich Gomoti
Gomoti Plains Camp
Gomoti Plains Camp has just opened (March 2017) making it the newest luxury safari option in the Okavango Delta. The owners and operators, though, have been in the business a long time with their very successful Machaba and Little Machaba camps. Gomoti Plains takes things to new heights with the added bonus of exclusively occupying a private concession. Gomoti is just 18km south of the renowned Chitabe Camp that boasts arguably the best game viewing in Botswana. This chic, modern camp pairs perfectly with the beauty of the region and the diversity of activities on offer.
At the lodge
Nestled into evergreen riparian woodland, the main area, comprising a canvas-covered lounge and dining room, is built on slightly raised wooden decks overlooking a shallow lagoon on the Gomoti River. Typically, though, dining takes place outside either under the shade or under the stars. The decor is clean and elegant in its simplicity. Outside, there's a large sandy area, home to the communal campfire ringed by comfy camp chairs.
There are ten luxury tents, including two family units which can sleep four. The spacious tents sit raised on wooden decks and are decorated in a classic safari style with straight canvas lines, crisp white linen and other earthy tones. Each room has a shaded front verandah which together with the floor-to-ceiling mesh sides, allow sweeping views of the river and surrounding bush. Ensuite bathrooms have twin basins and indoor and outdoor showers and there's electricity available for charging appliances.
Gomoti Plains offers the full spectrum of activities. Game drives (day and night) in open Land Cruisers will get you up close to all the big and hairies, as well as introduce you to an off-road driving experience like no other. Getting out on the water can be both peaceful and exhilarating, and offers you the chance to see hippos and crocodiles (from the motorboat) as well as waterlilies and reed frogs (from mokoro). You can even do a bit of fishing. Last but not least, bush walks will get you to use all your senses as your guide opens your eyes and ears to a too-often unnoticed world.