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Botswana Safari

Pom Pom Camp

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Pom Pom Camp on the south-western side of Botswana's Okavango Delta
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Pom Pom is located on Pom Pom Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta and on the head waters of the Xudum river system.  The camp sits in a private concession to the west of the Moremi Game Reserve and on the head-waters of the Xudum river system. Pom Pom offers great Okavango scenery with game drives, night drives, walks and mokoro safaris as the main activities on offer. The camp was completely rebuilt in 2005.

Pom Pom camp is another jewel of the Okavango, where hippos grunt and frolic in front of the camp’s permanent lagoon, surrounded by miles of reeds. In this clear water oasis, a mokoro safari offers you a wonderful means of viewing wildlife as you glide between palm fringed islands. PomPom Camp is short 20-minute scenic flight from Maun. This is a camp for the safari traditionalist!

Pom Pom Camp is owned by Chobe Fish Eagle (“Under One Botswana Sky” – Chobe Safari Lodge, Gunn’s Camp, Moremi Crossing, Nata Lodge).

Accommodation            For images of Pom Pom, click Pom Pom Camp Images
Accommodation consists of nine large walk-in safari tents in true traditional safari style, all with full en-suite semi-open ablution facilities. The bathrooms are roofless, but are enclosed for privacy, security and importantly to offer you a truly unique bush adventure. The tents are uniquely positioned under the shade of the surrounding trees and overlook the PomPom lagoon with stunning views. There is also a family safari tent that can accommodate four guests, with en-suite facilities and close proximity to the main lodge.

The main building is attractively designed and constructed of thatch and canvas and comprises a lounge, dining area, bar and pool, as well as a gift shop and the boma area. The swimming pool is situated close to the main lodge and the bar is a perfect location to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the heat of the day.

Camaraderie prevails around a 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. PomPom is known as much for its “soul” as for the game and wildlife in the area.

There is the possibility of seeing numerous different species of game, however Pom Pom 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 the rare and elusive Pel’s Fishing Owl is regularly sighted..

Game Drives
Pom Pom is one of the camps in the Okavango Delta that is able to offer game drives within a private concession area. Morning and evening game drives in the company of the qualified guides will give you the opportunity to view all the big game and night life of this environment.

Mokoro Trips & Fishing
A mokoro trip is a fantastic way to experience the wonders of the Okavango Delta. In the company of a professional poler with vast experience of the Delta, you will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of this unique habitat and learn about the waterways and wildlife. Fishing is also possible at Pom Pom and the guides will be happy to take you to their secret spots to try for Pike, Tigerfish and a variety of Bream species.

Bush Walks
There is no better way to truly experience the African bush than a guided walk and this will also offer you the opportunity to learn more about the ecology of the area from the camp's professional guides.

All the big predators, Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, and Wildebeest can be seen. If you are lucky, some of the nocturnal animals such as Serval, Civet and Genet may be seen on night drives. Hippo and Crocodile are found in the deeper lagoons in the area. Birding enthusiasts will enjoy sighting Pels Fishing Owl, African Fish Eagle, Giant Eagle Owl and White Backed Vultures.

Species typically seen at Pom Pom Camp: 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.

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