Photographs taken during the above activities are not for commercial
If your clients are intending to do commercial wildlife photography
they need to obtain the relevant permits from The Department of
Wildlife in Gaborone.
EXCLUSIONS on Pangolin
Voyager and Mobile Camps
Camera equipment and photo host. You are welcome to add this specialist
activity at an additional flat rate of USD800 per night (nett and
EXCLUSIONS on Pangolin
Activities (excluding Houseboat and Mobile Camps)
The following Standard Exclusions apply to all Pangolin Photographic
activities and packages.
– apply to all pangolin activities and packages
- Refreshments other than mentioned in the
- Transfers to and from the activity other than
mentioned in the list of pick up points below.
- Park fees
- Items of a personal nature
- Transfers other than mentioned under Standard
- All other items not mentioned
Please note these itineraries are subject to change without notice and
are dependent on the seasons, flight times and the movement of animals
Timings for all photo
activities in Kasane (excluding Pangolin Voyager houseboat)
NB: Please note there will be limited availability for morning and
afternoon single photo safaris, from 1st July if clients are not
staying at the Pangolin Chobe Lodge.
Winter (1st April to 31st August)
Morning Trip: Approx. 06h30
Mid-Morning Trip: Approx. 10h00
Afternoon Trip: Approx. 15h00
Summer (1st September to 31st March)
Morning Trip: Approx. 06h00
Mid-Morning Trip: Approx. 09h30
Afternoon Trip: Approx. 15h30
NB: These times are a guideline and the earliest that clients will be
collected. Depending on the number of collections before at other
lodges there may be a short delay. Please ask your clients to be
patient and wait at the appropriate collection point. They will be
Guests will be collected from one of the following pick up points, for
the mid-morning activities. Clients staying in the Pangolin Chobe Lodge
will be informed of meeting times by the resident guides at the lodge.
Transfers from the following pick up points for the boat and vehicle
activity will be included:
Pangolin Voyager Houseboat
- Safari Lodge
- Marina Lodge
- Kalahari Tours
- Mowana Lodge
- The Old House
- Sedudu Jetty (boat only)
- Other pick up points by arrangement only
Transfers: Return transfers from Kasane immigration points is 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
8-seater photo boat with custom camera mounts as well as one other
tender boat for general game viewing.
During their stay clients can choose their own itinerary of activities
including boat trips, walks and cultural visits. Typically, we have
three mooring points along the Namibian side of the Chobe River. All
activities are conducted on this side of the natural border, the Chobe
Guests to ensure that they are compliant with all visa, immigration and
passport requirements due to our operating in Namibian waters.
NB: Please note that
there is no camera equipment or tuition onboard the Pangolin Voyager
Houseboat unless the clients are booked on a specific photo safari or
hosted workshop that includes use of the Pangolin cameras and lenses.
Pangolin Mobile Camps
INCLUSIONS in Pangolin
Mobile Camps throughout Botswana:
EXCLUSIONS in Pangolin
- All meals: Coffee and rusks are served before the morning
drive followed by a hearty cooked breakfast upon return to camp. Lunch
is either served in camp or as a packed lunch if the camp is moving to
a new destination and the clients are on a full day game drive. Dinner
is a two-course meal served in camp.
- Drinks: We have a good selection of wines, beers, soft
drinks and spirits at the camps.
- These are included in the package.
- Activities: At the mobile camps the clients will be doing
land-based activities in the game viewers. We have a policy of every
client having a window seat. The game viewers are fitted with beanbag
camera mounts on the seats to stabilize large lenses and there is
plenty of space to store camera gear. On non-moving days the clients
will do a morning and afternoon game drive exploring the region around
the camp. On moving days the clients will do a full day game drive
between the regions and will be supplied with a packed lunch.
- Park fees
- Transfers: Included will be all road transfers from the
following Kasane and Kazangula to the Chobe Mobile Camp (and reverse)
Khwai or Moremi to Maun (and reverse) All other transfers should be
done by air and will be for the clients account. We are happy to
organize flight bookings and schedule
numbers for Excl. use of The Chobe Mobile Camp
- Refreshments other than mentioned in the inclusions
- Transfers to and from the mobile camps other than mentioned
in the inclusions.
- Items of a personal nature
- Air transfers other than mentioned under
The minimum number of clients need for a mobile camp to go ahead is 4
and the maximum is 8. If you have clients wanting a private camp set up
for then please book using the exclusive camp rate as set out in the
rate table above.
If you are not booking the camp exclusively and you have four clients
paying the per person rate we will try and arrange a departure date
subject to availability but we reserve the right to add other clients
to the same departure up to the maximum of eight clients.
Pangolin Khwai Camp
Situated on the private 200,000ha (440,000 acre) Khwai Private Reserve
the Pangolin Khwai Camp is a dedicated photo safari camp in Botswana.
There are 7 en-suite raised tents accommodating a maximum of 12 guests
at any one time. Adjoining each tent is an en-suite shower and toilet,
and the beds in the room can be configured as either a double or two
singles. There is a main dining/lounge area with plenty of plug points
and room to set up laptops for post-production sessions. Being a photo
safari camp it’s important that the client’s needs
are met while on game drives which is why we have a policy of no more
than four clients per vehicle allowing them all to shoot in the same
direction unencumbered. On the Khwai Private Reserve we can off road to
get into the best photographic positions at special sightings as well
as conduct night drives.
The camp is booked on a fully inclusive basis. Before the morning drive
there will be tea, coffee, rusks and cereals served in the main area as
well as a tea/coffee break during the drive. After the morning drive a
cooked brunch will be served followed by high tea just before the
afternoon activity consisting of sweet and savoury dishes. At night, a
full three course meal is served. All drinks are included at the camp
including water, soft drinks, wine and spirits. The closest airstrip to
The Pangolin Khwai Camp is Khwai Private Reserve which is serviced by
most the local charter companies. We will be happy to book these
flights for your clients and include it in the booking invoice
The flight time from Kasane is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes with
Maun around 35 minutes away. We will collect and drop off at either
Khwai Private Reserve or Khwai should Khwai Private Reserve not be
available. At the camp, there will be cameras, lenses and memory cards
available for clients in camp. A resident photo host is on hand to
offer guidance, tutoring and assistance. Due to the ratio of photo host
to vehicles, it will be on an ad hoc basis.
Private Photo Guides
We work with some incredibly talented wildlife photography guides who
are available to join your groups and offer tuition and advice on
photography and post production techniques in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe
Photoshop. These guides have been hand-picked for their guiding ability
as well as their hosting skills. The photo guides are experienced with
the functions and settings of all the major camera brands. The costs of
accommodation and transport for the photo guide will be for the clients
account and we suggest a minimum of 4 nights (5 days) to make it
Please note that the Chobe mobile camp operates only from 1st April
until 30th September.
The tents are designed with large mesh windows, which allow for plenty
of ventilation in the tents. There are however no fans or air
conditioners due to the lack of mains power. Provision can be made for
CPAP machines to run overnight
Must be made in writing and are subject to availability. Provisional
bookings will be held for 7 days. Please enquire after groups/exclusive
use booking policies.
The final rooming list should also be in PANGOLIN PHOTO
SAFARIS’ possession 14 days prior to arrival date. Added to
the rooming lists should be dietary requirements as well as any
important medical information pertaining to the health of the clients.
At the Pangolin properties we are able to cater for specific dietary
requests such as vegetarianism or veganism but we cannot guarantee that
any ingredients and preparation can be certified as Halaal or Kosher.
Children 11 years and older will be welcome and standard adult rates
will apply. If either the Pangolin Voyager, Pangolin Khwai Camp or
Pangolin Mobile Camp are booked on an exclusive basis then the minimum
age will reduce to 6.
It is highly recommended that guests have adequate travel insurance
prior to travel. It is an operational requirement that guests sign a
Pangolin Photo Safaris indemnity form when travelling to any of our
properties or embarking on any of our activities.
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. PANGOLIN PHOTO SAFARIS Rack Rates are
commissionable. STO rates are nett and non-commissionable.
- 25% Deposit within 7 days of confirmation
- Balance due within 45 days of travel
- Bookings made within 45 days of travel require
full payment within 7 days of confirmation
- 50% if cancelled 60 days prior to arrival
- 80% of fee if cancelled less than 30 days prior
- 100% of fee if cancelled less than 7 days prior
- No Show: 100% of fee