TEXTILE ARCHITECTURE TO FRAME THE OKAVANGO EXPERIENCE

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One of the most incredible tented safari experiences in Africa

2022 Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards

THE MOMBO AND LITTLE MOMBO TEXTILE ARCHITECTURE SOLUTION

SITE LOCATION: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Mombo, and Little Mombo are tucked into the belly of Africa’s majestic Okavango Delta, located in the Delta’s renowned Moremi Game Reserve in the north-eastern corner of Chief’s Island.

SCOPE OF WORK

Turnkey Textile Architects & Engineers 

Tenthouse Structures design-engineered, supplied, and installed forty-eight independent tensile roof structures covering three main precincts, twelve accommodation units, and one family villa. In addition, demo units were built by the team to ensure precise engineering, positioning, and seamless installation on-site.

The successful rebuild of Mombo and Little Mombo was the culmination of a year of intensive planning, and technical engineering, followed by another of complex manufacturing and intensive project management. The world-class tensile roof solution championed the aesthetic vision of the client, met the technically challenging performance requirements of the delta site, resulting in a low-impact design, in harmony with the surrounding environment.

"An important message of thanks for your effort on the Mombo rebuild. Our team has been extremely complimentary of your efforts and for the support on this monster project. The workmanship looks great. This is greatly appreciated by all of us at Wilderness."

GRANT WOODROW, COO WILDERNESS SAFARI

PROJECT COLLABORATION

Brand: Wilderness Safaris

Client: Wilderness Safaris

Project Architects: Nick Plewman Architects & Associates

Project Engineers: Tenthouse Structures

Textile Architects & Engineers: Tenthouse Structures

Textile Systems & Structural Framework (Supply & Install): Tenthouse Structures

Interior Designer: Artichoke Interiors

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