Pom Pom Camp in the Okavango Delta
In the heart of the Okavango Delta within the MATSEBE concession area, Pom Pom Camp is another jewel in Botswana’s crown! Here hippo grunt and frolic in front of camp’s permanent lagoon that is surrounded by miles of reeds. In a clear water oasis “mokoro” offer you a wonderful means of viewing wildlife as you glide between palm fringed islands. PomPom Camp is short 20minutes scenic flight from Maun.
ACCOMMODATION: An 18 – bedded safari camp, Pom Pom Camp is built and designed in the style of safari camps of old. Thoughtfully designed, the tents overlook a scenic lagoon and are quietly nestled under grove shady trees. The camp has 9 large walk-in tents, all with en suite showers, flush toilets and although roofless, the bathrooms are enclosed for privacy, security and importantly offer you a truly unique bush adventure. This is a camp for the safari traditionalist!
FACILITIES: Camaraderie prevails around the Pom Pom Camp fire each night as bushlore anecdotes are recounted whilst a gracious meal is prepared and elegant wines uncorked. Over hot coffee and perhaps a fine cognac, you will re-live the day’s events and compare notes on fishing and photography – and of course plan for another day that will be remembered long after your return to civilization.
In the main thatched building you will find a cozy bar, lounge and table settings for imaginative meals prepared by our safari chefs. Our camp staff are proficient at their skills and will give you advice, suggestions and help during your stay. They will also give you a warm welcome at the end of each day.Pom Pom is known as much for its “soul” as for the game and wildlife in the area.
GAME VIEWING / ACTIVITIES: There is the possibility of seeing numerous different species of game, however Pom Pom Camp is also about the nature experience as much as anything else. In addition to big game, Pom Pom is a bird-watcher’s paradise and within a maze of water passages you will find the busy Pied King Fisher and countless other birds that flourish in the water ways. One such bird is the African Jacana, or commonly known as the “Lilly Trotter” which, with its long sticklike leg’s runs along the top of lily pads without causing so much as a ripple!
And….. for your comfort, game drives are offered in new, luxury open-viewing land cruisers, with a tracker and a driver / guide. Giant Eagle Owls are resident in the camp and a rare and elusive Pel’s Fishing Owl is regularly sighted.
GAME TYPICALLY SEEN AT POM POM: Baboon, Black-Backed Jackal, Cheetah, Dwarf Mongoose, Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Honey Badger, Hyena, Impala, Lechwe, Leopard, Lion, Monkey, Pangolin, Porcupine, Side – Striped Jackal, Spotted – Necked Otter, Tsessebe, Warthog, Wild Dog, Wildebeest, Zebra
POMPOM CAMP AT A GLANCE:
- Situated in the heart of Okavango Delta, on the Xudum river system, western border of Moremi Game Reserve
- 9 Luxury Tents (all with en suite showers, one with a bath overlooking the lagoon)
- Family tent for families with children 8yrs and older
- Swimming Pool, Lounge, Bar and Dining Areas
- Curio Shop
- Air Strip(20 minutes flying time from Maun)
- Mokoro Trips, Fishing Trips
- Game Drives (day and night with driver / guide and tracker)
- Guided Nature Walks (when available)
- Extraordinary Bird Watching
- Personalized Service
- Owned by Chobe Fish Eagle (“Under One Botswana Sky” – Chobe Safari Lodge, Moremi Crossing , Pom Pom Camp, Nata Lodge, Gunn’s Camp)
- Self flying guests are welcome