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“Wonderful camp--wonderful people!”
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Pom Pom Camp
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
“Wonderful camp--wonderful people!”
Reviewed 13 October 2011

Our excellent guides, Max and Titus, made our 3-day stay at Pom Pom in June 2011, a once-in-a-lifetime treasure for our family of three. They were knowledgeable, courteous, open, fun, and anxious to share their beautiful country and its bounty with us. We saw every animal possible and even had some adventures. Max's tracking and ultimate sighting of two male lions walking majestically through the yellow grass--one on each side of our vehicle--is something we will never ever forget. We loved the tents along the lagoon, listening to the sounds of hippos chomping on the grasses in the night and monkeys playing in the trees during the afternoon quiet times. We were certainly well-fed: an early light breakfast with the other guests (about 12 of them), then tea (red bush tea for me!) and muffins mid-morning on the game drive or mokoro ride, large late-morning brunch, high tea at 3:30, sundowners and snacks to celebrate the always-spectacular Botswana sunset on the evening game drive, and then a lovely dinner at the long dinner table with all the guests and a few guides, followed by drinks and stories around the fire pit. Perfection. I think often of this special place and these special people. I wouldn't change a thing, and I'd go back in a minute if I could.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 April 2011

This is an outstanding place to watch game. Our guide, Partner was so good, everything we said we'd like to see he delivered! The main camp building catches what little breeze there is and overlooks a lagoon complete with hippos and bell frogs which provide the soundtrack to your stay.
The food is really excellent and the staff so friendly and helpful.
The tents are a little past their best, but the beds were excellent and the outside shower really pleasant after a hot game drive.
We loved it and had perhaps the best views of Leopard we've ever seen (our 10th safari holiday)
Brian and his team do a great job.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Goes, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 16 November 2010

The tents were just that, tents on concrete slabs. We had the luxury of encountering a family of spiders in the curtains/skirts of my bed. The zippers were kaput.
Next to my tent was an electric device, making lot of noise at night. I switched it off. During the game drive the vehicle broke down. Next vehicle had the wrong suspension, made loud cracking noises, chasing the animals away. The engine of one of the boats broke down. People floated against a group of hippos. The propeller of our boat could not cope with the reed. Every 10 min. the ranger had to stop, he had to remove the reed.
680 dollars per person/per night
Over priced, I think.
Food was good.
Sundowners were beautiful
there must be better camps in the delta.
Regards
Schliek.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

The delta just before the rains come in abundance... water levels quite low, but we were able to have a mix of mokoro trips with the 4x4 drives. The camp is right in the middle of the delta with elephants and hippo wandering through in the night - a little unnerving, but so different to UK. You aren't allowed to walk back to your tents alone.... just in case (but there are places in London you wouldn't wander round on your own - it's just sensible precautions. The camp is traditional - no fans in the tents, which can make the nights warm - but all the team work hard to make your stay informative and very welcoming. The guides are great - Partner in particular, but Titus too, so much knowledge. The animals aren't there on a plate, so you do have to track them down and Partner delivered - leopards and lions, plus alot more! A great African experience!
The communal meals are very interesting as we swapped stories over some really good food - plentiful, tasty and varied - shame about the diet!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 18 October 2010

Pom Pom is the most exceptional and beautiful camp. Staff and guides are totally professional, educational and enthusiastic about the country and wildlife. Guides and trackers never failed to deliver - lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and much much more. My first safari - there I was standing in the middle of Africa, drinking wine, watching the most amazing sunset whilst standing in elephant dung. An absolutely surreal moment. Camp Manager Brian was extremely attentive and always there, willing to entertain and chat. I would not hesitate to recommend Pom Pom to anyone looking for a small, intimate tented camp and the most wonderful African experience.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 September 2010

We stayed in many five stars lodge around the globe - but this one was one of your best stay ever. The staff was outstandig - the rangers just perfect and food great. We would come back at any time.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2010

Tents are very clean, bathrooms are outdoor but part of the tent so a little scary to use at night. You can hear the jungle loud and clear at night. The bell frogs provide a loud symphony at dusk and into the night, hippos walk by the tent grunting while grazing ...
The food is fantastic.
Quality of the drives or rather their productivity, depends on the season. If you go in the rainy season, you wont see much as the foliage is so thick.
Loved it! Went back twice.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pom Pom Camp
Address: Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
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Ranked #5 of 70 Speciality Lodging in Okavango Delta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pom Pom Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Pom Pom Camp Hotel Okavango Delta
Pom Pom Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta

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