Pom Pom Camp

Reviews of Pom Pom Camp

Excellent(93%) From 12 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 12 of our travellers who have visited Pom Pom Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr J. from Elgin
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful first safari at Pom Pom

Pom Pom camp lived up to our expectations and hopes in every way. The view from Pom Pom camp is beautiful and the camp staff and tracker and guide were friendly and competent. Accommodation is very acceptable, well spaced out for privacy and the food is plentiful and wholesome and we enjoyed the communal mealtimes and around the campfire.
The vehicles were not crowded (often only four guests per vehicle) and on our first game drive in the afternoon/evening we had much to see, including a pride of lions and a pair of buffalo: later that evening, the lions had killed one of the buffalo - quite an introduction. Another high spot was a leopard with her cub with their kill which we were able to see very close up without disturbing them
The guides asked at the outset what were our preferences, and game drives, mokoro trip and boat trips were all superb with explanations and lots of photo opportunities.
Pom Pom camp and the Delta were wonderful.

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Dr T from Amersham
Arrived on: 20-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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third and last camp on botswana trip

Nice people but a slightly tired appearance to the camp.

Room facilities good. Good wildlife including a freshly killed large kudu being consumed by a pride of 9 lions.

My guide was rather quiet and had to be asked for information but when it came it was very good.

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Mrs S. from Brentford
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Pom Pom Camp was our favourite place to stay

Terrific - our favourite stay in the whole of our 3 weeks in Namibia/Botswana. Luxurious tented accommodation, delicious food, an open lounge/bar/dining area overlooking a waterhole that was often teeming with animals and especially birds.

The Pom Pom concession is varied and very beautiful even at the end of the dry season. We loved our Mokoro boat trip - so close to so many beautiful birds - and our young guide was so knowledgeable.

We were taken out on our game drives by Max, an experienced and expert guide who took us to every part of the concession in the 2 days we were there, and found some remarkable wildlife for us including hyena cubs and a pack of wild dogs. All the staff were friendly, warm and welcoming.

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Mr & Mrs J. from Norfolk
Arrived on: 12-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Pom Pom camp

Lucky to have LT as our guide - he was superb.

Camp was really comfortable and they were able to provide my wife with a gluten-free menu.

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Mr D - Essex
Arrived on: 1-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent

Jack, the stand-in Manager, was perfect. Low key management, but very effective. Good food.

An excellent guide in Max - all 6'9" of him!

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Mr & Mrs W from Staffordshire
Arrived on: 14-Mar-2010 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Pompom for game and birds

The programme at Pompom turned out to be less rigid than our first impressions: there needed to be a framework to accommodate the number of visitors, and Paul and his colleagues (guides) went out of their way to allow us to follow our particular interests. Paul's ability to locate game was outstanding, and we were unprepared for the animals' familiarity with vehicles as they went about their normal lives: watching a leopard hunt beside the car is an experience which we will not forget. Walking with Paul was fascinating as he shared his bush-craft and -lore.

The camp managers took good care of visitors, and the staff were always helpful.

Our guide who took us fishing was not familiar with the requirements of anglers using fly, but was ready to learn.

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Sisters from London
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Pom Pom review

Great deck and campfire but not much of a view from the tents but plenty of night hippo activity. Good plunge pool. Great food.

Good activities and drives although quite quiet when we were there. Macorro boat trips good. Lovely singing and dancing from the staff and great atmosphere at night.

Also rated highly by everyone we met who had been there.

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Ms J x 2 from Birmingham
Arrived on: 15-May-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Pom Pom review

Delightful, friendly camp - good atmosphere, very relaxing. The way it is stuctured and organised means that guests, guides, managers etc. get to eat together, etc.

Wonderful situation on the lagoon. Game drives/walks and mokoro trips all OK, although we both worried that the vehicles went too close to animals sometimes - obviously great for us tourists but surely can't be good for the animals.

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Mr B - Bristol
Arrived on: 25-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Pom Pom review

This was the last of the three camps visited and the main lodge area, with its high ceiling built in a semi-circle, (so wherever you sit everyone has a view of the lagoon), was my favourite setting. The general staff seemed shy, slightly subdued but one could build a rapport with most of the staff as time went on.

Meticulously clean, no fuss, the ladies worked very hard to produce the finest of meals. The mokoro trip was a pleasant change, peaceful and tranquil. Botswana has produced a high standard of guides through its policy of education and once again great tracking skills in evidence as several leopard were found for those special moments. Good game viewing, but Kwara and Lagoon/Lebala regions were better.

Sometimes taking the chance of travelling 'out of prime game viewing season' pays off- quite literally! The weather was superb, very little rain and temperature between 28 and 35 degrees celsius. No flat open plains for easy game viewing, this was real safari, off road, very private and game tracking at its best. Thankyou, for all the efforts put in to make this one of my greatest adventure yet! Vi ses igen.


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Mr & Mrs B from Buckinghamshire
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Pom Pom review

A very different locatrion which tries to retain more of the feel of a typical bush camp. The location right on the waterway is beautiful often with the accompanyment of Hippo both by day and night. The game here is not so plentiful but is still very enjoyable such as on our last day when we found a leopard and her two cubs. This was a totally beautiful experience. She was very relaxed with us around and we were able to stay with her for a while she suckled her cubs; sights we have never seen before.

Mokoro trips are possible and enjoyable but here I can relate to a comment I have seen proviously about this camp. We did not find it over obsessed by avoiding danger as suggested but we did not get as much out of the mokoro trip as we would have liked because it is done in convoy. On this occasiion with some tourists who were more interested in having good personal (loud) time than enjoying the peace of the area. We did not see much wildlife I suspect becuse it had been scared off. Allowing boats to take different routes might overcome this.

Andre and Kim who run the Lodge were very helpful to us including rearranging our flight to avoid us waiting at Maun airport to several hours. Our guide was Seretse who was just superb. We got on right from the start and he made our stay very special. This is a great way to either start or end , as in our case, a journey in the Delta.

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