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Pangolin Photo Safaris Covid-19 Protocol

Pangolin Photo Safaris Covid-19 Protocol In response the current Corona pandemic we are outlining our Covid-19 protocol for guests arriving at the Pangolin Chobe Hotel and Pangolin Voyager Houseboat. These are based on the current guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Botswana Government and will be [...]

The Chobe

. The Chobe National Park, Botswana The National Park The Chobe National Park was Botswana's first National park and is certainly one of its most ecologically diverse. The park shares its northern boundary with Namibia with the Chobe River and acts as a natural border between the two [...]

Green Season in Botswana

Green Season in Botswana Could Green Season in Botswana be THE BEST time of year for wildlife photography? The problem with marketing people (and I speak to you as one of them) is that once in a while they come up with an [...]

Flights to Botswana

How to fly to Botswana Some interesting new routes are opening up for flights to Botswana. Figuring out which is the easiest and quickest way to get to the start of your safari can be a troublesome question. Which Airline? Which Route? What [...]

Why we love it

Dinaka

Dinaka | Why we love it As with other iconic African safari destinations, like The Okavango Delta or Masai Mara, The Kalahari as a location instantly fills you with a sense of wonderment and adventure and rightly so as it’s so very unlike most [...]

Mashatu

Mashatu Game Reserve | Pangolin Photo Safaris Partner Mashatu, known as the land of the Giants, is situated in the Tuli Game Reserve which is in the South Easterly corner of Botswana close to the South African Border. The terrain is different to anywhere [...]

Pangolin Chobe Hotel

The Pangolin Chobe Hotel was a labour of love over eleven months by Guts and his team working long long days and often into the night to turn a desolate abandoned shell of a building into one of the most innovative and captivating structures in [...]

The Pangolin Voyager

There is simply nothing more relaxing than cruising down one of Africa’s most iconic and game filled rivers and the Pangolin Voyager is the perfect vessel. The Chobe river is the natural border between Namibia and Botswana and the Pangolin Voyager is actually based on [...]

Pangolin Mobile Camp

There is something deeply primaeval, exhilarating and nourishing about camping out in the wilds of Africa. It takes us back eons to our primitive selves where we were not cossetted by bricks and mortar nor detached from the sounds and smells of nature at its [...]

Bushman Plains

Bushman Plains | Pangolin Photo Safaris Partner Like The Pangolin properties, Bushman Plains is an owner-managed lodge but in this case, the owners happen to be the people who have called this exquisite part of the Okavango Delta home for countless generations. The rustic [...]

Jaci’s Tree Lodge

Jaci, herself, is a force of nature and creativity that reflects wholeheartedly in this fantastic lodge and our partner property in SA’s best kept secret – Madikwe! Madikwe offers the opportunity to see and photograph lots of species not seen very often in Botswana such [...]

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge | Pangolin Photo Safaris Partner The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is situated just outside the town of Victoria falls and about ten minutes (by hourly complimentary shuttle) to the Falls themselves. This has the distinct advantage of feeling much more [...]

Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls Hotel | Pangolin Photo Safaris Partner The Vic Falls Hotel exudes plenty of old-world charm throughout. With beautiful wood panelled reception and dining areas a glorious terrace and views across the lawn down to the Falls it’s a great place to start [...]

The Last Word – Long Beach

The Last Word Long Beach - Kommetjie | Pangolin Photo Safaris Partner Everything about The Last Word family-owned brand oozes charm and generous hospitality and we love it! The seaside location does wonders for the soul. There’s nothing quite like a long walk on [...]

Cape Grace Hotel

Cape Grace Hotel | Pangolin Photo Safaris Partner A darling deluxe hotel a short walk from the vibrant V&A wharf. For the well-heeled independent traveller with a penchant for antiques and personalised service, you can’t beat Cape Grace. We love its soulful, unaffected quality. [...]

Victoria Falls Safari Club

Victoria Falls Safari Club | Pangolin Photo Safaris Partner The Safari Club is the exclusive wing of The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge which is situated just outside the town of Victoria falls and about ten minutes (by hourly complimentary shuttle) to the Falls themselves. [...]

The Last Word – Franschhoek

The Last Word - Franschoek | Pangolin Photo Safaris Partner Everything about The Last Word family-owned brand oozes charm and generous hospitality. The Last Word Franschhoek enjoys pride of place on Huguenot Street, the Cape Winelands’ answer to the South of France. Franschhoek is [...]

The Commodore Hotel

The Commodore Hotel | Pangolin Photo Safaris Partner The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront (known simply as the “Waterfront”) is a vast shopping and entertainment district built around South Africa’s oldest working harbour. This vast property houses everything from exclusive shops, cinemas, restaurants and bars [...]

Saruni Samburu

Saruni Samburu Lodge | Pangolin Photo Safaris Partner The creative driving force behind Saruni Samburu is Italian ex-journalist Riccardo Orizio – a true gentleman of the safari industry and a great person to sit around a fire with if you happen to meet up [...]

Planet Baobab

Planet Baobab | Pangolin Photo Safaris Partner Quirky, fun and laid back….that’s Planet Baobab. Built in a “forest” of baobab trees this lodge is a favourite with overlanders and adventure seekers you can miss its entrance as its right opposite a giant statue of [...]

Pangolin Khwai Camp AKA the Jackal and Hide

The Jackal & Hide Camp | Pangolin Photo Safaris Partner The Pangolin Khwai Camp (recently rebranded as The Jackal and Hide) has seven Meru-style en-suite tents each with views out across the surrounding grassy plains and wetlands. The rooms are decorated in a sophisticated, [...]

Pamusha

Pamusha Lodge | Pangolin Photo Safaris Partner We adore this cosy, suburban 17-roomed bed and breakfast for its warm hospitality and budget friendly rates. The restaurant is open twenty-four hours a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try the ‘chesa nyama’ (barbequed meat), usually [...]

Old Drift Lodge

Old Drift Lodge | Pangolin Photo Safaris Partner Nestled on the bank of the mighty Zambezi River a few kilometres up from Victoria Falls you will find the little piece of paradise that is the Old Drift Lodge. Being just outside of the town [...]

More Quarters

More Quarters | Pangolin Photo Safaris Partner A heartbeat away from the action of trendy Kloof Street, this classy studio style lodging is a calm, unfettered bolt hole. From here, you can experience local living at its best. Dip into the coffee culture, browse [...]

Mara Bush Camp

Debates rage as to where the best camp is located when it comes to the Masai Mara – especially during migration season. The Mara itself is not very large (when compared to the other half of the reserve on the Tanzanian side – The Serengeti) [...]

Ilala Lodge

Ilala Lodge | Pangolin Photo Safaris Partner There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a family run hotel. Ilala Lodge, like Pangolin Photo Safaris, has a long history of dedication to providing a quality hospitality experience. Aside from the friendly staff, the setting of [...]

The Grand Daddy

The Grand Daddy Hotel | Pangolin Photo Safaris Partner Long Street is the bustling centre of Cape Town’s city centre and is crammed with restaurants, coffee shops, African art shops, galleries and bars. Sitting exactly half way up this street is the fantastic Grand [...]

The Cape Milner

The Cape Milner Hotel | Pangolin Photo Safari Partner An eclectic mix of contemporary boutique and old-world charm, The Cape Milner is modern, boutique-style living in a secluded, yet convenient location. Colourful geometric designs, African craft and silvertinted ceilings create an elegant boutique sanctuary [...]