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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

Welcome aboard the Pangolin Voyager Houseboat, it hosts guests in absolute luxury

The Pangolin Voyager Houseboat cruises along the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers throughout the years hosting our clients from around the world in absolute comfort and luxury in one of the most extraordinary wildlife environments on the continent. We invite you to join us onboard for  a voyage of discovery and wonderment that you will never forget.

The Pangolin Voyager has been custom built to suit the needs of all of our clients and their specific requirements for their time with us on safari. Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast, keen photographer, avid birder, extreme fisherman or are just someone in need of some general rest and relaxation there is a space onboard for everyone and we will endeavour to meet your every wish and desire during your time with us.

We have five delightful en suite cabins configured as either doubles or twins fitted with the finest linens. The Voyager can sleep a maximum of ten guests making it the perfect size for small groups of friends or colleagues to take over the whole boat for a private safari experience.

Alongside the houseboat we have a small flotilla of specially designed tender boats. We have two small four seater photo boats whose chairs can be fitted with specialist camera mounts as well as two other boats for general game viewing, fishing and visits to the local communities and landmarks.

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1 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2017
Tour Name Includes PP Sharing Single
Single Photo Safari
  • 1 x Hour Photo Activity Chobe Nat Park (excl. Park fees).
  • Activity on either the Photo Boat or Unimog
  • Pick up and drop offs from points detailled in Itinerary.
USD 125 n/a
Double Photo Safari
  • 2 x 3 Hour Photo Activities in Chobe Nat Park (excl. Park fees).
  • (1 activity will be on boat and the other a game viewer (Unimog), both within a 24 hour period)
  • Pick up and drop offs from points detailled in Itinerary.
USD 235 n/a
Triple Photo Safari
  • 3 x 3 Hour Photo Activities in Chobe Nat Park (excl. Park fees).
  • Two boat and one Unimog activity
  • Pick up and drop offs from points detailled in Itinerary.
USD 330 n/a
Better Wildlife Photography Workshop
4* Lodge
  • 8 x 3 Hour Photo Activities in  Chobe Nat Park
  • Park fees
  • Full Better wildlife photography workshop
  • Use of the Pangolin Cameras and lenses during activities
  • 4 Night accommodation at a 4* Lodge (DB&B basis). Normally Mowana or Chobe Safari Lodge
  • Transfer as per Itinerary
USD 2 065 USD 2 640
Better Wildlife Photography Workshop
Gusest House
  • 8 x 3 Hour Photo Activities in  Chobe Nat Park
  • Park fees
  • Full Better wildlife photography workshop
  • Use of the Pangolin Cameras and lenses during activities
  • 4 Nights accommodation at a Guest House (DB&B basis). Normally The Old House or Water Lilly Lodge
  • Transfer as per Itinerary
USD 1 585 n/a
Pangolin Photo Weekender
  • Two nights’ accommodation at a 4* Lodge on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis.
  • 4 photographic game activities on either the photo boat or Unimog.
  • Use of the Pangolin cameras andlenses
  • Free 8gb SD card
  • Transfers as peritinerary
  • Park fee
USD 1 010 n/a
Private Hire of the Photo Boat
  • 3 hours exclusive use of the Photo boat for up to 8 pax (plus one host) per activity
  • Refreshments supplied during activity (AM tea, coffee and water, PM water soft drinks and local beers)
  • Please Note no Pangoli Camera Equipment will be supplied for these activities
  • Exclude park fees payable per individual
USD 670 n/a
Pangolini Voyager Housboat
(Nightly rate)
  • Full board accommodation on board the Pangolin Voyager  Houseboat (per person per night)
  • All drinks incl. local wine beers, soft drinks and spirits
  • All day use of the photo boats and other tenders
  • Fishing permits
  • Transfers to and from Kasane airport or immigration
USD 430 USD 570
Pangolini Voyager Housboat
(Exclusive use of entire houseboat)
  • Full board accommodation on board the Pangolin Voyager  Houseboat for up to 10 quests in 5 cabins.
  • Minimum 3 night stay
  • All drinks incl. local wine beers, soft drinks and spirits
  • All day use of the photo boats and other tenders
  • Fishing permits
USD 3120 n/a

INCLUSIONS on single, double and triple photo safaris

  •  Refreshments for the duration of the photographic game activities. Tea and coffee in the morning and soft drinks and local beers in the afternoons.
  •  Use of the Nikon D7000 camera with either a Sigma 120---400 or 150---500 zoom lens (lenses used depends on vehicle) for the duration of the activity.
  •  On board assistance with camera operation and picture composition.
  •  1 SD card of images captured per activity

EXCLUSIONS on Pangolin Activities (excluding Houseboat)
The following Standard Exclusions apply to all Pangolin Photographic activities and packages.

STANDARD EXCLUSIONS – APPLY TO ALL PANGOLIN ACTIVITIES AND PACKAGES

  • Refreshments other than mentioned in the inclusions
  • Transfers to and from the activity other than mentioned in the list of pick-up points below.
  • Laundry
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Air transfers other than mentioned underInclusions

SPECIFIC EXCLUSIONS:
Single, Double and Triple PHOTO ACTIVITIES Exclusions:

  •  Accommodation
  •  Park Fees
  •  Air transfers

NON PHOTOGRAPHERS:
Non---Photographers are welcome to join the groups but will have to do separate game activities as space on the vehicles and boats is dedicated to photographers --- please see appropriate rates (participation on activities is dependent on availability).

ITINERARIES
Please note these itineraries are subject to change without notice and are dependent on the seasons, flight times and the movement of animals.
ALL PHOTO ACTIVITIES IN KASANE (excluding Pangolin Voyager houseboat)

Departure times

Winter

  • (1st April to 31st August )
  • Morning trip: Approx. 06h30
  • Afternoon trip: Approx. 15h00

Summer

  • (1st September to 31st March)
  • Morning trip: Approx. 06h00
  • Afternoon trip: Approx. 15h30

Photo activity configurations

Single: Boat or Unimog
Double: Boat and Unimog
Triple: Boat and Unimog plus either Boat or Unimog

ALL PHOTO ACTIVITIES IN KASANE (excluding Pangolin Voyager houseboat)
 
Guests will be collected from one of the following pick up points. Transfers from the following pick up points for the boat and vehicle activity will beincluded:

  • Safari Lodge
  • Marina Lodge
  • Kalahari Tours
  • Mowana Lodge
  • The Old House
  • Sedudu Jetty (boat only)
  • Other pick up points by arrangement only

PANGOLIN WEEKENDER
(NB: Although the package is called the ‘weekender’, your guests are welcome to join us during the week for any two night safari).
Guests are met at either Kasane airport or the Zimbabwe or Zambian land borders and transferred to their respective accommodation establishments.

Day 1: Afternoon activity
Day 2: Morning and afternoon activity
Day 3: Morning Activity.

Departure.
Better Wildlife Photography Workshop
Start dates for ‘Better Wildlife Photography’ in 2017.
2017 – 26th April, 24th May, 21st June, 19th July, 23rd. August, 20th September, 18th October
Set Departures coincide with the New Moon to allow for an evening of star trails photography. Private groups can be accommodated throughout the year subject to availability with a minimum of 4 pax – prices available upon request.

Clients will be offered the use of a Canon 7dmk 2 camera and 100-400mm mk2 lens for the duration of this workshop Private Hire of the Photo Boat:
Both of the Pangolin Photo boats are available for private hire but it is important to note that no Pangolin cameras or lenses are included in this rental. The boats each take a maximum of eight people plus one host. The activity is supervised by a Pangolin driver/guide and is inclusive of fuel and refreshments (tea and coffee in the morning and water, soft drinks and local beers in the afternoon). Applicable park fees per individual per activity will be added to the private hire rental amount in advance. Please note that the private boat hire is designed for groups of photographers who do not require any tuition and who just want to use the stability and functionality of the photo boat for their wildlife photography. Clients will require a lens collar on their cameras to mount the lenses. Base plates, which attach to the lens collar, will beprovided.

Pangolin Voyager Houseboat

Transfers: Return transfers from Kasane and Impalila immigrations are included in the nightly and exclusive use rates as set out above. All additional transfers are available on request and subject to additional charges.
During their time on the houseboat they will have access to the 4 seater photo boats with custom camera mounts as well as two other tender boats for general game viewing and fishing.
During their stay clients can chose their own itinerary of activities including boat trips, walks, cultural visits and fishing. Fishing licenses are included but all broken or lost fishing tackle will be charged for onboard.

NB: Please note that there is no camera equipment or tuition onboard the Pangolin Voyager Houseboat unless the clients are booked on a specific workshop that includes use of the Pangolin cameras and lenses.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:


PANGOLIN PHOTO SAFARIS reserves the right to amend the rates accordingly should the Government change the percentage level of VAT, if park entrance fees are increased, Airport taxes or air fares are increased during the duration of this agreement.
PANGOLIN PHOTO SAFARIS reserves the right to amend its policies, terms and conditions for bookings, without prior notice.
 
Payment 50% deposit is required to confirm a reservation Balance payable 45 days prior to arrival

Cancellation

  • 50% if cancelled 30 days prior to arrival
  • 80% of fee if cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100% of fee if cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival
  • No Show 100% of fee

Please note that all cancellations are only effective once confirmed in writing by our sales office.

Please note that all refunds are subject to commission and/or bank charges.

Should the deposit/pre---payment not be received within the time frame specified, PANGOLIN PHOTO SAFARIS reserves the right to cancel the reservation.

In certain instances PANGOLIN PHOTO SAFARIS reserves the right to increase the amount of pre---payment required and to increase the time span relating to deposit due dates; the Operator will be advised accordingly.

Late arrivals/early departures: No refunds will be given for meals or services not taken up. If any of the activities as stipulated in the itinerary are not taken up by the client, no refund or fee adjustment will be made.

The final rooming list should also be in PANGOLIN PHOTO SAFARIS’S possession 14 days prior to arrival date.

Child Policy
Children 11 years and older will be welcomed as part of the normal group on PANGOLIN PHOTO SAFARIS and standard adult rates will apply.

ABOUT THE LODGE

  • Tours Walking Tours: -Walking ToursAsk your guide to take you for a walk on the floodplains, or on the nearby Impalila Island.For the more adventurous you can climb a giant baobab tree at the point where the four countries of Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia meet.The walk is a gentle one among the giant baobabs with plenty of opportunity to see the forrest dwelling birds of the region.
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