elephants on chobe river side, viewed from boat

Back on the Chobe river

It’s been tough not being able to get out on the Chobe river for the past 3 months as 2020 has seen some of the highest water levels in Botswana for many years.
So it is not surprising that there’s been great excitement for our friends at Pangolin Photo Safaris as the lockdown starts to ease for local travellers in Botswana and they can get back to doing what they love, photographing wildlife from the magnificent Chobe river.

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Pangolin Photo Safaris are one of our specialist partners for photographic safaris and the Chobe river is a favourite place for great photo opportunities.


Here’s a video of their first trip out on the river after lockdown. You can practically feel the excitement.

It is not just the fact that they hav the best boats, customised for photographers, that makes Pangolin special, they also have their own hotel in Kasane where you’ll find yourself in the company of other photographers.
It’s no exaggeration to say that no-one else runs photographic safaris like Pangolin Photo Safari.

Looking forward to 2021

The time spent in lockdown has been used wisely and Pangolin have 2 exciting new photographic itineraries to tempt you in 2021.

Chobe, Delta and Kalahari Hosted Photo Safari

In 2021 we are adding the amazing Central Kalahari to our other iconic photographic destinations – The Chobe and Okavango Delta – for a 10 day hosted wildlife photo safari. Led by one of our resident photo hosts you will spend three nights in each destination photographing in a group of no more than eight guests. Starting on The Pangolin Voyager Houseboat, on The Chobe River, you will then fly into the Okavango Delta for some more land based photography at Bushman Plains.

The final destination is the Central Kalahari and three more nights at Dinaka where you will find the rarer less photographed species as well as enjoy some hide, night drive and star photography sessions.

Best of Botswana Photo Safari

The Best of Botswana Photo Safari visits The Chobe, Okavango Delta and The Central Kalahari Game Reserve over the course of 11 days starting in Kasane and ending in Maun – which are both international hubs.

Starting at the award-winning Pangolin Chobe Hotel perched above The Chobe River (including an optional day trip to Victoria Falls on Day 3), you will then fly into the Okavango Delta for more land-based photography at Bushman Plains. The final destination is the Central Kalahari and three more nights at Dinaka where you will find the rarer less-photographed species during some hide sessions as well as game drives on a private concession.
This is quite literally the best of Botswana in one seamless itinerary.

Pangolin Photo Safaris offer a unique photographic safari experience.
If you’d like to make it a part of your safari plans we’re ready to help you make them a reality

Just email us or phone us and we’ll help you get there.
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