The best way to visit The Chobe from Victoria Falls
Collection from your hotel or guesthouse
Transfer in an air-conditioned minibus from Vic Falls to The Chobe
One night stay at Africa’s Leading New Hotel, Pangolin Chobe Hotel
Two three hour photographic game activities on the Chobe River
Meals, drinks, park fees and bed levies included in the price
Camera and telephoto lens rental with free memory cards included
US$295 per person
Pay on arrival, Credit Card facilities available
Please note this “last minute” package can only be booked within 48 hours of departure and is subject to availability at the Pangolin Chobe Hotel
Five reasons to do a Standard Chobe Day trip!
You miss the best time to be in The Chobe – Early morning and late afternoon
It takes two hours to get there and two hours back, that’s a lot of driving in one day!
You won’t get to experience a custom built Pangolin Photo Boat
You won’t get to stay at the award-winning Pangolin Chobe Hotel
You don’t get to use a state of the art camera and telephoto lens to take great images
Everything you need to know about the Pangolin Chobe Hotel in 3 minutes
US$295 per person
Pay on arrival, Credit Card facilities available
Useful information about the Pangolin Chobe Hotel
The Pangolin Chobe Hotel sits on the plateau overlooking The Chobe River and Namibia’s Caprivi floodplains which stretch out to the far horizon. The Chobe National Park boundary is a few hundred meters away meaning that with our proximity to the gate we are more often than not the fist vehicle through the gate for game drives. Our boats are moored on the river directly below the Hotel and its a quick five minute transfer to get to them and then straight into the park.
The Pangolin Chobe Hotel is also a short transfer from Kasane International Airport and the Zimbabwe and Zambian Borders.
Each of the fourteen rooms have been designed to maximise the space and provide plenty of surfaces (for cameras and laptops etc) and charging points galore. They are all en-suite and air-conditioned with safes and tea/coffee making facilities and plenty of intriguing design features.
At the hotel we have 9 king rooms and 5 twin rooms. You might have noticed from the room images the base of the beds is fashioned from concrete. This innovation means that we cant simply push two beds together to form a double. this however doesn’t matter as the twin beds themselves are both doubles meaning that each occupant of a shared room isn’t confined to a tiny single bed!
All of the rooms have a private balcony with chairs and a side table to relax and enjoy the view. The rooms are serviced daily by the hotel staff.
The centrepiece of the building is the wildlife photography gallery, off which all fourteen rooms lead. The gallery features an array of images from our resident photographic guides and other top wildlife photographers who visit us frequently with their guests to enjoy The Chobe. Each image has been chosen to showcase differing photographic styles and techniques to inspire budding (and seasoned) photographers to think differently about their compositions. At the end of the gallery you will find the editing suite for post-production sessions.
In the front of the hotel is our deck, where the majority of meals are served, which in turn leads to the sunken fire pit surrounded by our eco pool. The fire pit is large enough to seat a full house of guests and is a firm favourite before and after dinner. Overlooking the deck is the Pangolin Bar with arguably one of the best views of the Chobe River and Caprivi Floodplains in the region. The well-stocked bar serves up delicious cocktails, perfectly chilled wine, ice cold beers and a plethora of soft drinks and freshly ground coffees.
At the Pangolin Chobe Hotel we pride ourselves on our food and service and you can be assured that you will be presented with delicious fare throughout your stay lovingly prepared by our team in the Kitchen.
In the morning, before the boat cruise of game drive, a light breakfast is set up with tea, filter coffee, juices, cereals and toast. While on the activities we stop for another tea/coffee break and a rusk – which is best described as an African biscotti!
When we return in the mid morning a hearty brunch is served with variations each day and eggs cooked to order. This is generally enough to see you through to dinner but just in case its not a high tea with sweet and savoury offerings are served just before that afternoon activity along with liquid refreshments.
During the afternoon activity you can opt for either soft drinks, waters or perhaps something a little stronger.
When you return to the hotel after your sundowner we invite you to freshen up and join your fellow travellers in The Pangolin Bar , or the sunken fire pit, for a cocktail or glass of wine and await the “cow bell” which signals dinner is ready. All the drinks at the hotel are included in your stay. We have a great selection of regional wines and spirits and a daily pre dinner cocktail.
Whenever possible we like to have dinner out on the pool deck under the African night sky. The menu and style of food varies from night to night with plated dishes, a braai (barbecue) and even on occasion a gourmet pizza night cooked in our mopane wood fired oven!
After a long day it might be time to retire but should you still have the inclination than time spent with like minded individuals, around our fire, recounting stories of the day and safaris past is what a trip like this is all about!
We can cater for the majority of dietary requirements. Please mention any specifics to the safari planners when you make contact.
Pangolin Photo Boat
Three 8-seater shallow hulled photo boats with customized gimbals and 360 rotational seats.
Duration: 3-4 hours
Pangolin Cameras Supplied
Canon DSLR cameras, telephoto lenses, memory cards and photo tuition by the photo host.
This is included in the room rate.
Chobe is a magical place to view game. Pangolin gives you the chance to do this with ease and in comfort. The idea of the photo safari is brilliant. The organization and execution is brilliant. The hotel is comfortable and the food is great.
The hotel’s design is unique and the display of great wildlife shots makes a statement
The staff at Pangolin Chobe Lodge are a complete delight. The food is wonderful. And the river is a truly amazing experience. As an amateur photographer, this was a great place to be.
Great views back over the river too, especially from the bar. The food was up there with the best of any lodge we’ve been too, the staff were even better.
The service from the staff was amazing, super helpful & informative. The rooms are nicely furnished, & have a safe. Food was also great. We’d stay here again.
Unbeatable for the ultimate African photographic safari experience
Can recommend to anyone, regardless of your skill with a camera. These guys know what they’re doing and great photos are guaranteed!
IMPORTANT: Please make sure that you bring your passport with you. Most nationalities do not require a visa to travel into Botswana. When travelling from Zambia or Zimbabwe to the Chobe it’s advisable to get a KAZA UniVisa or double entry visa when entering either of these countries for the first time so that you don’t have to buy another one on the way back to the Falls.