Gomoti Plains Camp

Reviews of Gomoti Plains Camp

Excellent(94%) From 16 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 16 of our travellers who have visited Gomoti Plains Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
T&B from Birmingham
Arrived on: 19-May-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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great camp, exceptional guide

Our guide (Mott) was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the area and went out of his way to mmake sure our stay was good.

Camp v comfortable with excellent service and food.

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Mr J. from Tring
Arrived on: 8-May-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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super staff

Sadly no water around camp on our visit, we wonder if even in a year of more rain that May is too early to expect ?

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Mr & Mrs B. from Wilmslow
Arrived on: 30-Apr-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Poor
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Gomoti Plains was dry!

Pity they had not seen rain for months and the river outside the camp was non-existent. Therefore no water activities.

The terrain was dry and relatively lifeless. Game sighting was below average.

Staff were good though, which compensated.

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Mrs & Mr H from California
Arrived on: 15-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautiful setting.

The managers were present, friendly but not intrusive.

Our guide was not fun at all. Very serious, couldn't joke around, woke us up an hour early for no reason (he forgot we were not going with the others despite telling us our new wake up time).

Absolutely stunningly gorgeous beautiful room! Over the top! Made you want to stay all day!

Again, we were on a shared safari and the folks were very nice but NEVER stopped talking :)

The guides on the boat were awesome, fun and knowledgeable. Very reassuring! Even chased off a hippo!

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Mrs & Mrs J from uk
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Gomoti Plains Camp review

Another first class camp, with plenty of wildlife seen on our drives as well as from our very spacious & comfortable tent (on returning to our tent one night we surprised a hippo right up by the deck of our tent) The staff were very friendly and efficient and food was excellent. Mitre our guide was knowledgeable and showed us a great variety of animals and birds.

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Mrs J. from Basingstoke
Arrived on: 3-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great safari camp

Great camp and great tents

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D party from Belgium
Arrived on: 1-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nice camp to start with...

We had a very good safari at Gomoti plains.

With our guide on the night safari we found and saw a few seconds an aardvark. Super!!

The lodge was very very nice but some details could better...for example the service and the food.

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Miss A. from Pulborough
Arrived on: 29-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Gomoti Plains Camp 3

The drive to and from the airstip was about 50 minutes, so acceptable.
This was a new somewhat more up market camp, with a large number of staff, reflecting the fact that there were 12 tents, two of which were family tents. Again we requested a tent nearest to the main tent and to meet this we were given a family tent. Well we really lived in luxury with a six foot wide bed and a "room"each plus a shower each etc, rather more than expectations but a lovely way to end our safari. The large movable fan in each "room" was very helpful and again charge points in the room, no African 3 pin, and many additional niceties making us feel very privileged. The closeness of the river tributary brought animals very close in to the tents, with some wandering happily through the camp grounds adding to the excitement.
Most of the time we shared the vehicle with a French family of three, they were helpful and accommodating, but he was a smoker, which was not helpful, even though he was careful and discreet.
Staff were not aware of our request for hot water for tea making, but did accommodate the request after some discussion.

This camp was community orientated, but the village was 3hrs drive away, so no chance of a visit. Many of the staff were local to the village, so we did have some discussion about their lives etc.
The amount of food seemed way over the top, but hopefully it did not go to waste and that the staff shared it.
As in every camp the staff were very helpful, keen to please and make adjustments with good diplomatic skills between guests to meet all needs in the best possible way.
A good example was the on the first night we wanted to do the advertised "boat" Safari rather than a game drive or a mokoro ride, as the mokoros were low and difficult for me. The water level was low, so we compromised with a short boat safari and a short vehicle safari, which met the needs of our French friends.
In each camp the game drives were excellent but very bumpy by the very nature of the terrain, so some alternatives were welcome, cooler on water of course.
We enjoyed the small shop at this camp, but there were few really local goods for sale.
The swimming pool was quite big compared to others, but uncomfortably in full sun, with shades over sunbeds but blazing heat when actually in the pool, swimming with an umbrella sunshade has its problems!
I personally appreciated the provision of a 2 step ladder to help get in and out of the vehicle. The vehicle at this camp were much easier to access compared to Linyanti and Khwai, due to the open side from the step, this could be a factor for anyone with disability.

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Mrs W from UK
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Gomoti Plains Camp review

very friendly team , Ben was a great manager who ensured a great experience and ensured everyone was sociable so lovely all sitting round the camp fire before dinner.
Luckym was an excellent guide, as always what you see also depends on luck but he was knowledgeable and tried hard for the more elusive animals.
Excellent night drive - porcupine, wild cats , lots of bat eared foxes, Genets, owls
good to have morocco and a boat trip as a change from the jeep. Good mocorro guides too
good food and excellent service from staff who seemed genuinely to care.
interesting back of house tour

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Simon&Carmelo from Italy
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A Great Camp in an Idyllc Spot

This was for me a return trip to the delta to a relatively new camp after a gap of many years and the first time for my partner. Botswana was beautiful as i remembered and the camp (3 nights)was everything we could have wanted and more. Such a warm welcome from the lovely staff who were so helpful and smiling all the time. The warm welcome on arrival from the airstrip motiivated my partner to comment...just like Hawaii but no garland. This was not a criticism but on our last morning after returning from the Mokoro trip on the lagoon we were presented with two garlands of water lily made by the guides. A lovely thought and great attention to detail.

This camp is great for those who like us who wanted to be in touch with the game...from lions who walked past our tent in the night and elephants who remained outside in the morning and an elephant who tried to join us for dinner one evening!
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The barbeque dinner in the bush was magical and a great touch and you cannot beat an African sky at night.
The game in the area is great though on this occasion we didnt mange to see Rhino or Leopard we saw a lot of other game including two lions and two smaller wild cats a Genet and Serval both beautiful as well as pair of Eagle owls as well as lots of elephant ,giraffe,bufalo,zebra all in the same camera shot on all three days.

The evening boat trip into the canal (water levels permitting we just made it! 12 October) was beautiful for an up and close experience to elephant,buffalo and hippo. 22 hippo in one pool who were not to keen on letting us pass. In addition the birfdlife was exceptional together with a herd of lechwe who passed in front of the boat jumping in and out of the water. Also my partner who is mad for a good sunset was in heaven.

All the guides and staff were great just lovely people.

This place was a highlight of our trip and just a great note to finish on.

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