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Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

Pom Pom Camp was a delight to experience! The staff treated us as royalty with fantastic food and experiences. We both learned and experienced so much in our brief stay that it was hard to leave when our reservation was up. I cannot recommend Pom Pom Camp and its staff more highly. It is an experience you don't want to miss on your African adventure. While there, we saw lion, leopard, hippo, and elephant...4 of the big 5. The game drives are awesome, the makuro ride sublime, and the boat ride through the delta breathtaking.

Stayed: May 2017, traveled with friends
Thank Margie C
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Reviewed April 20, 2017

Fantastic tent camp in a Okavango delta. First day of our safari we saw all the wildlife they you can expect. We felt like in a National Geographic documentary. The tents are great, manager of the camp is very nice lady as well as guides.

  • Stayed: October 2016, traveled with family
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1  Thank Maaaki1
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Reviewed April 15, 2017

Pom Pom camp is the perfect place to enjoy the extraordinary and beautiful landscapes of the Okavango Delta.

A small aircraft brought us to the camp’s airstrip which is a very short drive away from the camp itself but even in those few minutes we were welcomed by not only Dalton, the driver but a small herd of Blue Wildebeest and some Red Lechwe antelopes. At the camp we were shown the main area, bar and drinks fridges and eating and seating areas. The tents, set on stilts amongst trees above the lagoon are brilliantly equipped with beautiful dark furniture, white floorboards, a ceiling fan, sinks painted with wildlife pictures and an outdoor shower. There’s an outside seating area with monkeys and baboons for company (and the occasional well aimed mangosteen missile!). We had the family tent which has an extra room accessed over a small bridge. The tents have electricity (lamps and the fan) but no sockets so a charging cabinet with round and square pin banks of plugs is provided in the main living area.

KP and Sepho who run the lodge clearly love what they do – seeing them wave us off on drives and waiting to welcome us back was a lovely touch and it is wonderful to see how they watch each guest or group to ensure that they have the best time possible and that any problems are sorted. We had a few hours one evening when our son felt ill and they were amazing, offering advice, checking in with us and ensuring he was ok. There’s a really strong emphasis on safety without it ever becoming oppressive. We felt in really safe hands, important when you’re getting so close to predators and aggressive animals like hippo.

The game drives are amazing – our guide Rams and spotter/tracker, Lake were excellent, unstinting in their devotion to finding the most interesting spots each day. It’s also well worth going out on a mokoro (dugout canoe) – the team who came with us (Clifford, Sunday, Skills and Lake) made it a great experience and it was incredible to see the beautiful white and blue lilies at eye levels, have close encounters with frogs and feel the reeds rushing past as we glided through them in the morning sunshine.

The food is perfect. Beautifully laid out morning brunch and afternoon tea as well as breakfast and dinner included loads of fresh fruit and vegetables, African specialities like Bobotie and hearty chicken, beef and fish dishes. South African wines come with each meal.

All in all, it was a brilliant introduction to the delta – the time flew by and I felt real sadness leaving it behind. We were so impressed with everything about the lodge and even with all the rest of the world to explore, we’d love to go back.

Our overall trip was booked by Rainbow Tours who were excellent and I’d highly recommend them.

  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled with family
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2  Thank Churr0s
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

My friend and I have been dreaming of a safari for most of our lives and Pom Pom made this a reality for us. We couldn't have had a better experience! Our agent, Liz, from Zambezi Safari & Travel Company (highly recommended), set us up at this camp based off our requests and we couldn't be happier!

Everything was seamless, from our pick-up from the airport to drop-off at the end. We were greeted in song by the genuinely warm and friendly staff who promptly took our luggage and made us sit and relax while they prepared us a special meal since we had just missed lunch. We were given welcome drinks and then a briefing for our stay and they ensured us they would make safety top priority and take care of us every step of the way. They sure did mean it!

The accommodations were clean, comfortable and had more luxuries than we have at home, including an amazing outdoor shower and complimentary laundry service. They brought coffee to our tent every morning as a wake-up call, spoiled us with an open bar, amazing food throughout the day, catered to any special requests with no hesitation whatsoever, and did a turn-down service for our room daily. They even zipped our outer windows for us when it started to rain so our room would stay dry! They take care of every detail, including letting two women know if certain spiders are safe or not (it's the wild, expect critters!).

The food was delicious, healthy and plentiful with enough variety for the pickiest of eaters! They staff were very professional, courteous, kind, genuine and helpful every step of the way and ensured we were comfortable, happy and having a great time.

As for mosquitoes and any concerns with them, don't worry about it! We barely got any bites, and the ones we did were most likely from different bugs. They are in an area with little mosquito activity, but provide plenty of bug spray in the room, in the lodge and even in the trucks when you're out on your drive for peace of mind.

As for the game drives- WOW! No joke- you ask to see something, they will deliver! Of course, this is within reason, but they will go out of their way to show you certain things you ask for! We asked to see lions and cubs and they delivered! We asked to see zebra and they delivered! We asked to see a leopard in the tree and they delivered! We even saw a family of lions eating a kill that a leopard had just taken down! The guides are unbelievable and know every animal's history in the park. They've followed them from birth, know the entire family and know where to find them! They will truly impress you with their knowledge and love for the park.

Overall, this was the highlight of my two-month trip. I highly recommend this camp. It's a long way to travel for a lot of people, so the time and money invested are well worth it.

Room Tip: You'll be happy in any room.
  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled with friends
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1  Thank ninao970
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Reviewed April 1, 2017

This is wilderness camping in a very unique and special area of Botswana, a static camp with tented accommodations and a central communal area for gathering for meals. This area is open and there will be insects at night and as it is unfenced guests cannot roam around at night but must be escorted to their tents - an obvious requirement in such a wonderful, wild area. The game drives were all excellent; the grass is long in March and predators well hidden but lions were seen in close proximity to our jeep. Birdlife exceptional; kingfishers, fish eagles, sunbird, orioles, eagles and the quite fantastic and rare Pel's fishing owl which our wonderful guide, Ocean, showed us. The mokoro trip on the clear, water lily covered water was very special, as was the motor boat which takes visitors far into the extensive waterways. Hippos spend the day in the water and elephants visit to wade into the water - all just outside the tents. Take a torch - useful returning to tent.

Stayed: March 2017
1  Thank Aliflora
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