The Best of Chobe Guided Photo Safari – Small Group, Max 8 Pax - 7 Days
Travelling under the guidance of your dedicated Pangolin Photo Host, this special photography safari offers the perfect opportunity to discover one of the best wildlife photography destinations in Africa. Home to an incredibly impressive wealth of animal life including elephant, lion, buffalo, zebra and much more, the wonders of the Chobe National Park area and surrounding waterways are yours to explore. Whether you’re a photography expert or novice, throughout your itinerary your expert photography hosts and guides will offer insightful tips and hints for improving or honing your skills, with the stunning Chobe as your classroom. You will stay for 3 nights in the award-winning Pangolin Chobe Hotel, and 3 nights on the beautiful Pangolin Voyager Houseboat cruising from mooring to mooring and soaking up the unforgettable sights and sounds of this truly unique area. What’s more, if you don’t have access to a camera, you will even be provided with cameras and telephoto lenses free of charge!
Please note: Prices shown as per person based on 2 people sharing in low season. Single rates are available from $3,675 USD per person. Set departure dates are available throughout the year. Please enquire for exact dates.
- Enjoy an in-depth photo safari in one of Africa’s best wildlife photography destinations
- Receive photography coaching and training from expert photographers who know the Chobe like no other
- Search for sightings of wildlife including elephants, lions, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, leopards, rhinos and much more
- Stay in an award-winning hotel overlooking The Chobe River
- Enjoy a stay on a beautiful floating lodge cruising up and down the Chobe River
- Guided game drives and photo cruises throughout
- Small group experience (maximum 8 guests)
- 3 nights on The Pangolin Voyager Houseboat with all meals and drinks included
- 3 nights at Pangolin Chobe Hotel with all meals and drinks included
- Photo workshops from a Pangolin Photo Host, including daily photo review sessions
- Twice daily game activities (game drives or photo cruises)
- Free use of cameras, lenses and memory cards
- Airport transfers and transfers between accommodation
- Park fees and tourism levies
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Pangolin Voyager Houseboat, Chobe River
Arrive independently to Kasane airport where you will be greeted by your dedicated photo host. You will then take a short transfer across the Chobe River (to the Namibian side) where you will board your floating lodge and settle in for your 3 night stay.
Your itinerary over these 3 days will be relaxed and full of fantastic photo opportunities as your houseboat cruises up and down the river between its 3 set mooring points. A standard day will see you wake early and head out in the houseboat’s 8-seater photo boat for a guided cruise along the river in search of wildlife. Each seat rotates 360 degrees and has a camera mount built into the chair making it perfect for capturing those special shots and allowing for interaction with your photo tutor and fellow guests. You will return to the houseboat for a tasty brunch as we set sail for the next mooring point. Your afternoon can be spent relaxing on deck or joining your photo host for a review of the images you will have taken on your morning cruise.
In the late afternoon, a couple of hours before sunset, the houseboat will have reached the next mooring point and you can hop back into the photo boat to see what subjects can be found during the “golden hour” at the end of the day. Enjoy a refreshing sundowner as you soak up the sights and sounds of the river before returning to the houseboat for a delicious three-course meal surrounded by the sounds of the wildlife calling from the National Park on the opposite bank.
3 nights accommodation on the Pangolin Voyager Houseboat with all meals, beverages & activities included.
Pangolin Chobe Hotel, Chobe NP
On day 4, after a morning photo boat tour and brunch onboard, it will be time to disembark and transfer back to Botswana to The Pangolin Chobe Hotel where you will stay for your final 3 nights.
During your time at this beautiful lodge you will enjoy daily activities again focused on photographing the iconic wildlife and scenery of this remarkable area. The lodge boasts an idyllic location overlooking the Chobe River and the Caprivi Floodplains, just a few hundred meters away from the Chobe National Park boundary, meaning you can now enjoy a wonderful combination of Park game drives and boat tours. Your game drives in the National Park will again be guided by your dedicated photo host, and as we search for an abundance of wildlife including lions, elephants, zebras, giraffes and much more, there will be time to spend longer at each sighting in order to completely perfect your snaps.
In between the game drives and boat tours, you can enjoy some relaxation at your award-winning hotel, where you will find an eco-pool, a stunning photo gallery and editing suite and a delightful bar which serves the best cocktails in Kasane accompanied by spectacular views.
Evenings will be filled with image review sessions, delicious meals, and relaxation time around the sunken firepit with your new-found friends.
3 nights accommodation at the Pangolin Chobe Hotel with all meals, beverages & activities included.
As your photo safari comes to an end, by now you will have surely perfected the art of wildlife photography. With your suitcase filled with memory cards and your mind filled with unforgettable experiences, it will be time to head homewards or onwards. A transfer to Kasane airport is included today. Should you wish to extend your time in Africa, we have multiple options for further adventures so please let us know should you wish to spend more time in this incredible country and we will be happy to arrange this for you.
A view from Above
Pangolin Chobe Hotel
Operated by renowned photo safari providers Pangolin, the Pangolin Chobe Hotel sits on the plateau overlooking The Chobe River and Namibia’s Caprivi floodplains which stretch out to the far horizon. Located just a few hundred meters away from the Chobe National Park boundary, guests to this beautiful and innovative hotel will likely be the first through the gates each morning. Activities here are predominantly based around photographing the incredible wildlife and beautiful scenery here, with daily game drives and photographic boat cruises included in all stays.
Pangolin Voyager Houseboat, Chobe
This magnificent “floating lodge” is owned and operated by the renowned photography safari company Pangolin and offers a marvellous way to discover the delights of the Chobe River. The Pangolin Voyager is based on the Namibian side of the river with the Chobe National Park as the opposite bank. There are five beautiful cabins on the houseboat, each offering great space, a double bed or twin beds, en-suite shower room and air conditioning.
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