Wilderness Safaris Designs Innovative Safari Vehicles for Mombo
Pioneering innovation in the ecotourism industry in Botswana since 1983, Wilderness Safaris is proud to introduce its new locally-made safari vehicles at Mombo in the Okavango Delta. The vehicles comprise a range of new features that were designed purely with the guest experience in mind, ensuring optimal views for photography and the utmost comfort for guests during game drives.
“This exciting project was largely driven by our Fleet Manager, Gideon Mvere, who wanted to make the ultimate game viewer – one that ticked all the boxes to ensure an improved vehicle experience for our guests. In collaboration with our vehicle partners based in Maun, Kavango Engineering, we have created an extraordinary vehicle that is sure to lead the industry forwards”, commented Kim Nixon, Wilderness Safaris Botswana MD.
The new vehicles feature a lowered centre console, with divider for ponchos, drinks holder and binoculars, as well as a raised lid to ensure easier and quicker access to lens changes for guests. The snorkel is now lowered and the radio aerial is at the back of the vehicle, improving forward views and minimising vehicle parts getting in the way of that ‘perfect shot’.
There are also marine-strength USB and cigarette charging points, and an easy 4-bolt roof on/off design, allowing guests with private vehicles to choose whether they want the roof on or off. The seats are more comfortable and have padded armrests, which minimise bumps and bruising on rough terrain, and there is a clever step design, improving access on/off the vehicle.
“We were also able to maximise leg room and have another two inches added per row than on previous designs”, Kim added “All in all, this is a superior vehicle and we are proud to have introduced eight of them at our flagship camp, Mombo. We have been receiving superb compliments from top photographers, agents and guests alike and we look forward to using this new design to improve our fleet throughout our camps in the coming years”.