Pom Pom Camp

Reviews of Pom Pom Camp

Excellent(93%) From 12 travellers
Excellent
9
Good
2
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
0
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.
Wise Monkeys from Bucks
Arrived on: 23-May-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Beautiful Pom Pom

We had an excellent stay at Pom Pom.
The setting, on a lagoon with tents opening right on to a channel of the Delta, was stunning and it was great to be serenaded by the hippos at night. Despite, or perhaps because of, being told by Andre, the manager, that Pom Pom wasn't prime game country, we were pleasantly surprised. All the usual suspects were seen and we were lucky to see two leopards.
Our guide, Partner, was excellent and clealy passionate about wildlife and Botswana. The whole guiding team were great fun and the banter between them gave us an insight into many local customs and beliefs!
Everyone in camp was very warm and friendly and the camp had a wonderful atmosphere. The chefs really went the extra mile when it came to catering for my vegetarian diet, despite the fact I was the only non-meat eater in camp. I even had special sundowner snacks and breakfast dishes.
The camp managers were very attentative and aware of the guests' interests and they took positive steps to ensure that everyone got the most out of their stay.
One negative point was the design of the vehicles. They had lot of metal struts and bars and this made photography, especially with a large lens, rather tricky. Also being driven back to your tent 'for safety reasons' was a bit odd.

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Mr S. from Clontarf
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

Pom Pom review

Nice location and comfortable accomodation spoiled by too hands-on, over safety conscious management.

Felt staff were going through a set script rather than relaxing and going with the guests. We couldn't move for risk of safety - quite a contrast to our time at Ndhovo camp and the mokoro trail camp. You couldn't even walk to your tent in case there were animals within 20 feet - which clearly there weren't.

Trips out were too short, delivered to a set speech, surrounded by other mokoros or jeeps which ruined the experience.

if you want a very tame, totally safe, comfortable camp with nice food then this is the one for you. It wasn't the one for us.

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