Gomoti Plains

Gomoti PlainsGomoti Plains (above) photographed in December which is the dry season.

Gomoti PlainsGomoti PrivateGomoti Plains

Gomoti Private outdoor bath

Gomoti Plains Lounge

Gomoti Plains is a classic safari camp which is only a 15 minute flight from Maun and offers a wild experience with great guiding and hospitality.

Why photographers love Gomoti Plains

  • Excellent game viewing in the Okavango
  • Owner run and managed
  • Very relaxed and intimate camp with a classic feel
  • Outstanding game viewing
  • Variety of activities including game drives, walks and boat trips

Read more about the Okavango and Botswana

Read more about Machaba Camp

How we rate Gomoti Plains

Wildlife starstarstarstar
Wilderness starstarstarstarstar
Lodge starstarstarstar
Dining starstarstarstar
Vehicles starstarstarstar
Guides starstarstarstar

Gomoti Plains and Gomoti Private at a glance

The main camp has 5  tents each with their own large bedroom, private swimming pool and sala. The atmosphere of wood pannelling, brass and fine furniture, carafs of sherry and suitcases and creates a 1920s safari camp atmosphere.  There is also a two-bedroomed suite. 

Gomoti private camp is quite separate from the main camp. It has a very spacious double suite with two tented bedrooms and seating area and a luxury tent with a stunning outdoor bath made of brass. With just 6 guests and your own team of guide and chef and waitress it’s a great option for family groups.

What I like about Gomoti is the down to earth and friendly management style.  The camp has a library, a spa therapist and a lovely family atmosphere which is suitable for families.

The concession

Gomoti is 18 kilometres south of Chitabe which is a very good game area. There are good chances of seeing lion, leopard, wild dog, cheetah, elephant as well as kudu, impala, buffalo and other game.

The camp offers game drives, walking and, water dependent, boating as well as mekoro. There are good opportunities to see elephant lion.

Photographers need to know

This is a family-friendly camp, so children may be visiting.

The good news

A member of Classic Safari Camps of Africa, Machaba is independently run and owned by Chris Kruger and Alistair Rankin, both previously with Wilderness Safaris.

When to go

  • Game-viewing is best from May (arrival of flood waters) to November (start of the rains).
  • December is a good month to see young animals.
  • From February to April, the area is very green, with good cloud build-ups (some rain) and excellent bird sightings.