We arrived from an excellent safari in the Masai Mara and worried we would be dissappointed at PomPom. It is such a different experience that there is no comparison. We flew into the private airstrip on a tiny plane and took in views of the Delta. Pom Pom overlooks the delta and is so peaceful. The accommodations were lovely (far more luxurious than our previous tented camp) and the service was exceptional. The food was delicious and the setting of the camp beautiful. Tessa and Baloo run a tight ship, that may be why things run so well but as others have said I did find them a bit overbearing at times. I liked that the staff joined you for meals and you could ask questions.
The dug out canoe and boat trips in the morning were peaceful and different from land safaris - I even started to get excited about birds! The scenery was lovely and although we did not see an abundance of animals we certainly got close to elephants and lions - it was amazing.
We had not seen a leopard in the Mara despite searching for hours. Our guides Max and Lake took us out on our final afternoon with one goal in mind - to find a leopard. We spent several hours searching and thought we would leave Africa without seeing leopard. Then our wonderful guides spotted a mother and cub - it was so exciting. The sundowners after the afternoon safari were a great touch and heading back to camp in the dark an adventure. I could have stayed longer at Pom Pom just to have a day relaxing.
The other thing about the camp is the experience of elephants and smaller animals walking through the area, pretty amazing. On our last night we heard the close roars of lions - the sound filled the air and really was an experience in itself.
- Also Known As:
- Pom Pom Camp Hotel Okavango Delta
- Pom Pom Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta