PomPom nestles beneath a grove of shady Leadwood trees, overlooking a peaceful lagoon where hippos grunt away contentedly and a variety of birds nest within the extensive reedbeds. This is ideal mokoro territory: slow and peaceful and accompanied by a poler who spots things most of us completely overlook as you glide between palm fringed islands.
The camp has 9 large luxury safari tents, all with en suite showers and flush loos; the open-air bathrooms are fantastic, yet retain privacy and security: a truly unique bush experience. In the main thatched building you’ll find a cozy bar, lounge and dining room.
The camp is in the Matsebe Concession area, immediately south of Moremi Reserve. The map below makes it appear to be in the middle of a river, but it isn’t! It is on raised ground within the floodplain.
After dinner each evening a camp-fire creates the perfect location for comparing safari tales and hearing bushlore stories. A great chance to chat with guides and plan the next day’s activities; camp staff are proficient at their skills and will give you advice, suggestions and help during your stay.
Game Viewing and Activities.
PomPom is all also about the natural experience: activities are game drives, night drives, mokoro excursions, boat cruises, game walks and fishing. This is a camp for the safari traditionalist and in addition to big game this is a bird-watcher’s paradise. Within a maze of water-ways you’ll find the busy Pied kingfisher, woodland kingfisher, Malachite and Giant Kingfisher …. and that’s just the beginning of the birding list! Giant Eagle Owls are resident in the camp and the rare and elusive Pel’s Fishing Owl is regularly seen.
Game drives are in new, open-sided Land Cruisers, with a tracker and a driver / guide.
Game typically seen at PomPom:
Baboon, Black-Backed Jackal, Cheetah, Dwarf Mongoose, Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Honey Badger, Spotted Hyena, Impala, Lechwe, Leopard, Lion, Monkey, Pangolin, Porcupine, Side-striped Jackal, Spotted-necked Otter, Tsessebe, Warthog, Wild Dog, Wildebeest and Zebra.
Dates: open all year
Duration: we suggest 3 nights min.
Price: Low season (Dec to March) £346.
Mid season (April to June & Nov) £435
High season (July to Oct incl) £640.
Discount for children. Single sup applies.