The Chobe

When the idea for Pangolin Photo Safaris was “born” there were plenty of discussions between Guts and Toby as to which cameras to buy or what boat and vehicles should be used but one decision was made in complete agreement and was, in fact, an easy one … where we were going to start?

It is our firm belief that The Chobe is the best year-round wildlife photography destination in Africa. There is always something to photograph in The Chobe! Add to that the option to photograph from the land as well as the water on our custom photo boats and you have everything you need for a world-class photo safari destination.

Along with the largest elephant population in Africa along, great predator sightings and spectacular birdlife, there is almost everything (apart from rhino which you will see later in Madikwe) that you might want to see and photograph on a safari.

Chobe’s location between two other iconic destinations (Victoria Falls and The Okavango Delta) means incorporating our home into extended safari itineraries is also very easy and something we as a company specialise in.

All our safaris that include The Chobe

Botswana in Focus (10 Days)

This hosted safari is available in June, July and August each year and incorporates the best of The Chobe along with three nights in The Okavango Delta. This itinerary starts on set dates with groups of up to eight photographers escorted by a Pangolin Photo Host throughout. From $6,550

Ultimate Pangolin Photo Safari (14 Days)

Travelling from Victoria Falls to the shores of Cape Town is the quintessential Southern Africa safari itinerary. This safari takes in the glorious Victoria Falls, the best of Botswana and the beauty and energy of The Mother City in one seamless photo safari itinerary. From $6,500

Best of Chobe (7 Days)

The Best of The Chobe visits the Pangolin Mobile Camp as well as the Pangolin Chobe Hotel. This combination ensures that you will have very diverse sightings throughout the safari accompanied by a Pangolin Photo Host to help you get plenty of great shots. Cameras and lenses included. From $2,950

Vic Falls, Chobe and Okavango Delta (9 Days)

The quintessential Botswana safari itinerary with two world class photographic destinations and two UNESCO world heritage sites over 9 days. This package is available throughout the year with easily arranged optional add-ons to Madikwe and Cape Town. From $4,350

Vic Falls, Chobe and Madikwe (11 Days)

This relaxed safari itinerary visits two wonderfully different safari destinations as well as the mighty Victoria Falls either at the start or the end. For clients wanting to try and photograph all the Big 5 species in one trip this is the perfect itinerary. From $6,550

Chobe and Delta Private Group Safari (7 Days)

Looking for a private safari for you and your family, group of friends or maybe even a photo club, this itinerary gives you exclusive use of our houseboat and a private camp in the Okavango Delta. From: $3,750 pp. based on a group of 8 people

Photo Safari on the Chobe River (3 hours)

This three-hour cruise onboard our custom-built photo boat is a great introduction to wildlife photography. You will be assisted by one of the Pangolin Photo Hosts and ,if required, supplied with a camera, telephoto lens and fresh memory card to fill with wonderful wildlife images. Rate $130 pp

Pangolin Places

Pangolin Chobe Hotel

Perched on a plateau overlooking The Chobe River and Caprivi Floodplains the Pangolin Chobe hotel is designed around a wildlife photography gallery. With only 14 rooms it is an intimate property and the base for our iconic photo safari experiences on water and land.

The Pangolin Voyager

Our floating lodge is actually moored on the Namibian side of the Chobe and is the perfect base for families and groups to charter on an exclusive basis. With 5 cabins the Pangolin Voyager can accommodate up to ten guests cruising along the Chobe River.

Chobe Mobile Camp

Nestled in the North Westerly region of the Chobe National Park our mobile camp makes use of private campsites deep in the bush. The camp can accommodate up to eight guests at a time and is hosted by a Pangolin Photo Host who is on hand to assist you.