Press Releases

Here you will find a list of the latest Pangolin Press releases and blog posts.

Covid 19 Travel Survey Results pt2

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 [...]

August 31st, 2021|Covid-19 Updates|

Botswana Seasons Explained – When is the best time to go?

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 [...]

July 18th, 2021|Press Releases|

Remembering African Wild Dogs

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 [...]

March 8th, 2021|Press Releases|

Covid 19 Travel Survey Results pt1

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 [...]

January 14th, 2021|Covid-19 Updates|

Pangolin Photo Safaris Covid-19 Protocol

Pangolin Photo Safaris Covid-19 Protocol As we are emerging from the depths of the pandemic we are constantly revising our Covid-19 protocols 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 subject to change as the guidelines also adapt to the ever-changing understanding of the virus. The vast majority of our guests and staff have been fully vaccinated allowing us to relax these protocols somewhat. It is our absolute intention to maintain the highest standards and [...]

June 18th, 2020|Press Releases|

The Chobe

The Chobe National Park, Botswana The Chobe 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 countries. The game reserve is 11,700 km2 (4500 sq miles) in size and home to Africa's largest elephant populations. There are also healthy populations of hippo, buffalo, multiple antelopes as well as lions, wild dogs, leopard and hyena. The birdlife on The Chobe River is plentiful, especially in [...]

June 16th, 2020|Press Releases|

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 interesting idea that gains traction and suddenly becomes part of the public consciousness for better - or for worse! This is especially the case when someone mentions green season in Botswana Take for example the concept of “The Big Five”. Hunters devised this to measure their success when they were [...]

June 10th, 2020|Press Releases|

Learning will be the new luxury on a post Corona photography holiday.

Learning will be the new luxury on a post Corona photography holiday. If there is one thing, we have learned over the last few months, it’s that time is a very precious commodity and “holiday time” even more so. With the world taking a sabbatical from travel for the immediate future, our attention, as members of the safari industry, turns to what will clients be looking for when they return to a post corona safari. We know that there is a lot of pent up frustration among clients who want to start planning their trips [...]

June 1st, 2020|Press Releases|

Flights to Botswana

Flights to Botswana Some interesting new routes are opening up for flights to Botswana. Figuring out which are the easiest and quickest flights to Botswana and the start of your safari can be a troublesome question. Which Airline? Which Route? What if I miss my connection? Where is the nearest airport to the Chobe National Park? The list goes on. Traditionally the majority of our clients travelling to us in The Chobe, fly into Johannesburg and then turn straight back around again and fly north, along the same route they have just flown, to [...]

June 1st, 2020|Press Releases|

Shoot to thrill … don’t shoot to kill. What is a photo safari?

What is a Photo Safari? Traditionally there are two types of safari…hunting and photographic….and we at Pangolin Photo Safaris would rather “shoot to thrill” than shoot to kill! Before digital photography came along wildlife photography was always considered to be niche and out of reach to your average safari-goer. It was an activity designed for the hardcore enthusiast and limited to owning specialist gear. But when digital cameras became mainstream and more affordable, all of that changed. Today, the majority of clients that arrive on safari do so armed with just their cell phones or [...]

October 11th, 2019|Press Releases|