Rate From: $3,995 pps
Duration : 8 Days
Highlights : Chobe and Khwai Rivers, Night Drives
Location : Chobe and Khwai Rivers
Types of Photography : Wildlife, Birds, Night Drive
Group size : Min 4, Max 8
Between April and November.
(Start dates are subject to availability and a minimum of four clients per departure)
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Day 1 - 4:+There is no better way to explore the Chobe River than onboard our houseboat The Pangolin Voyager. You will spend the first three nights on one of our beautifully decorated, air conditioned, en-suite cabins and spend the days exploring the river in our custom built photo boats. All your meals our lovingly prepared by our chefs and served on the middle deck while we drift along the river flanked by herds of elephants, hippo pods, plenty of plains game and birdlife everywhere.
On the upper deck we have a large area with plenty of sun loungers to enjoy your day in between photographic excursions. Should you wish to stretch your legs we can take you to the baobab covered islands to explore or perhaps take a visit to a local fishing village. We have plenty of fishing gear onboard too should you want to try and catch a ferocious Tiger Fish – always a great challenge.
Day 4 - 7:+
On the fourth day you will disembark the houseboat after breakfast and head to Kasane airport where you will board your charter flight to the Khwai conservancy. This flight takes approximately an hour and when you land you will be met buy our team from the Pangolin Tented Camp.
The Khwai conservancy is arguably one of the post productive and photographically rewarding ares of Botswana. There is a healthy mixture of bushveld, river systems and wooded areas and as it is run by the local community we are able to operate night drives which are not allowed in most of the other reserves. This affords us plenty of opportunities to photograph nocturnal predator action.
Khwai is excellent for sightings of Wild Dogs, Leopards, Lions and several other species not seen as often by The Chobe River where you have just come from.
The Pangolin Tented camp comprises a maximum of 5 large double tents all with ensuite bathrooms and showers. The beds are made up with top class linen and blankets on proper beds to assure you of a great nights sleep listening to the sounds of nature all around you. The central area of the camp is the dining tent which doubles as a media centre during the day. There is very good solar powered electricity for the charging of laptops and camera batteries.
All the meals are taken around a large dining table adorned with quality cutlery and plates and after dinner you are encouraged to move to the roaring camp fire to swap tales and talk about your sightings.
All the game drives in Khwai are in the customised game viewers with a maximum of 4 clients per vehicle. This allows everyone to photograph down the same side of the vehicle and have plenty of room to store camera bags with extra lenses and bodies within easy reach if needs be the guides and drivers in the camp are well trained photographically and adept at getting you into great photo positions while out shooting on the twice daily game drives.
At the end if your safari you can either fly into Maun from the Khwai airstrip or perhaps extend your stay by flying onwards to another camp in the Delta or perhaps further afield to South Africa to experience Madikwe. Our travel planners are on hand to offer all advice from accommodation to transport and photo opportunities that are to be had in the region.
The reason we limit the number of clients to four people in Khwai is to allow everyone an unimpeded view of the subject. Each game viewer has three rows and when combined with the passenger seat in the front next to the guide all four of you can shoot from the left hand side at a sighting.
- Airport meet and greet in Kasane
- Transfer to The Pangolin Voyager Houseboat
- 3 nights on the houseboat on a full board basis
- Use of the Pangolin photo boats and all other activities
- Transfer to Kasane International
- One way charter flight from Kasane to Khwai
- 4 nights Khwai Tented camp
- Twice daily game drives (4 per vehicle)
- Night Drives
- All meals and drinks
- One way charter flight to Maun or other Delta camp
- All park and conservancy fees
- Tourism levies
- Gratuities, laundry and items of a personal nature
- International flights
- Visa Fees if applicable
- Single supplement surcharge of $1450pp (if applicable)