In this post, we give you all the information you need about the three main airports in Botswana. We will also detail some important information and flight options if you want to use Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) or Livingstone (Zambia) too.
The Chobe is home to large numbers of African Fish Eagles and they are always a highlight to see and photograph. Here is how!
Photography Safaris for Beginners How to choose the right African photo safaris for your skill level. When there are so many photography safaris to chose from it's sometimes difficult to choose the right photo safari that matches your skill level. In this article, we will detail what you should be looking for when choosing an African photo safari if you are a beginner wildlife photographer. At Pangolin Photo Safaris we welcome photographers of all levels of experience from complete novices to seasoned professional wildlife photographers. Everybody started as a novice and there is no better classroom to [...]
Covid 19 Travel Survey Results pt2 Once again we had an excellent response to the survey with nearly 1000 of our clients and social media followers taking the time to complete the Covid 19 Travel Survey. The information that we will now share with you is not only hugely encouraging but also enlightening. The general consensus among the respondents is that you can't wait for international travel and tourism to begin again and getting vaccinated is route #1 back to normality. This research on travel sentiment will be the last on this particular subject and once again [...]
Botswana Seasons Explained Is there a best time for Botswana safari? When you choose Botswana as a safari destination you need to think carefully about the different Botswana seasons and what time to travel as there are so many factors to consider. For example, you need to ask yourself questions like these: What is my budget for a safari? How long am I wanting to be on safari? What wildlife viewing and photography do I want on safari? Which animals and birds am I particularly wanting to see? What will the weather in Botswana be like throughout [...]
Canon f/11 RF lens review for wildlife photography In this Canon f/11 RF lens review, Sabine shares her thoughts on the new f11 RF lenses from Canon. Can an f11 lens really be up to the task when photographing wildlife on safari in Africa? Are they going to be fast enough? Filmed on safari in The Chobe Botswana Sabine will give her honest opinion on both of these lenses and share with you which one she would go for...if any! If you would like to know more about our home in the Chobe then please visit our safaris [...]
Remembering African Wild Dogs Remembering African Wild Dogs is the sixth book in the Remembering Wildlife series created by Margot Raggett. We are incredibly proud to support this very worthwhile initiative. We are even prouder that this year images by Charl and Sabine are being considered for inclusion in the book. All of the books in the remembering wildlife series contain images donated but some of the best wildlife photographers in the world and it is a real honour for the Stols' to be considered. Along with donating images Pangolin Photo Safaris also donated a 4-night stay at [...]
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2021 Safari Survey Results We had an astonishing response to the survey from our clients and followers across our social media channels and on our website. Over 3000 people have completed the survey. There were responses from around the globe and it has given us an amazing insight into the travel attitudes in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. This information, for us as a tour operator, is hugely valuable and as promised we are going to share our findings with you. Regional Responses to the Covid-19 Safari Survey Below is a graph to show the percentage [...]
Gear Review: Nikon Z6 for wildlife photography In this video Pangolin Photo Host, Danielle Carstens highlights the six key features that she enjoys on the full-frame Nikon Z6 for wildlife and nature photography. Danielle filmed this while on safari at Jaci’s Tree Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. The camera was leant to Danielle by Nikon South Africa to try out but this is not a paid-for review in any way. Danielle is a Nikon photographer herself and currently shoots with a Nikon d850 as her primary camera body. Enjoy watching the review and [...]