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Chobe Photographic Safari


Costs start at (PP): R

2 Nights 3 Days


Capture the magnificent wildlife and scenic landscapes of the Chobe National Park on an unforgettable photographic safari



Among the great game reserves of the world, Chobe National Park is home to one of the largest concentrations of elephant on the African continent. Surrounded by wildlife management areas and reserves that allow game to roam freely, the 11 700km² (4 500 square mile) reserve is located in the far north of Botswana, bordering on the Chobe River. Chobe is particularly well known for its large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as the two antelope that cannot be encountered anywhere else in Botswana, the puku and Chobe bushbuck.

In addition to the vast floodplains that occur along the river, Chobe offers tracks of dry savannah. Dense teak woodland provides thick cover in the north-eastern parts of the reserve. Watching the elephant families drink and bathe in the river is an unforgettable sight, all the more impressive when herds of buffalo, rafts of hippo and gigantic Nile crocodiles are part of the scene. Lion and spotted hyena are frequently seen on the floodplains, where red lechwe, puku, zebra, sable and roan come out to graze.

Well-used animal trails meander between five ensuite safari tents, positioned at exclusive campsites in the northern reaches of the park, within driving distance of the Chobe River. Booked on a nightly basis, each canvas tent boasts a comfortable double bed, as well as an ensuite bathroom with flush w.c and steaming hot bucket shower, with water delivered on request. The guest areas comprise spacious tents for dining, pre-dinner drinks or simply whiling away the time between game drives with a good book and frosted beer or glass of wine. Delicious meals cooked over the coals are shared around a blazing fire.


Day 1

· Collected from Kasane Airport and transferred to camp with game viewing on route

· Check in between 12h00-14h00pm

· Afternoon safari activity in Chobe National Park – your game drives will provide beautiful views over the river and guests can expect high densities of elephant, buffalo and hippo, as well as enormous crocodiles, lions, fish eagles, water monitors and black-backed jackal

· Return to camp for dinner

· Overnight: &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas Full Board

Day 2

· Today head out on a photographic boat cruise on the Chobe River that will allow you to capture the magnificent fauna and flora of the Chobe River, aboard a custom-built Pangolin photographic boat

· Overnight: &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas Full Board

Day 3

· Final early morning safari activity

· Check out is at 11h00am

· After breakfast transfer to Kasane Airport for your flight home

Please note:

- Flights can be arranged on your behalf at your request

- Botswana has hot, wet summers from October to April. Winters (from May to September) are dry and cool and nights can be chilly.

- Rainfall occurs from October or November until March

- Summer: Average of 18˚C to 32˚C/64˚F to 90˚F, although temperatures can rise over 40˚C/104˚F Winter: 8˚C to 21˚C / 46˚F to 70˚F; temperatures can drop to 0˚C / 34˚F at night and in the early mornings

- Camps are situated in malaria areas and precautions should be taken; tents are fully netted and insect-proof

- The camp is closed between the 4-10 Jan 2024 & 2025

- Children 12 years and over are welcome

- This camp does not offer wheel-chair access

- The campsites are not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times. Guests are accompanied at all times when walking around the lodge at night.

Included in tour:

  • Accommodation

  • Three meals daily

  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees and refreshments on game drives

  • Game drives

  • SWAROVSKI OPTIK binoculars (one pair per room to use throughout stay)

  • Guides' Journal with illustrated wildlife and vegetation checklist

  • Area map with illustrated Star Birds checklist

  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance

  • VAT

  • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip  and park fees

  • Rate includes one photographic safari on  the Chobe River with Pangolin Photo Safaris - subject to a minimum of 2-night  stay. This incredible half-day adventure will allow guests to capture the      magnificent fauna and flora of the Chobe River, aboard a custom-built      Pangolin photographic boat. Guests will be accompanied by professional photographers who will offer expert tips and recommendations on how to capture the most breath-taking images. Every seat on the boat is fitted  with a top-of-the-range camera, which is fixed to a customised mount, so  guests needn’t bring their own equipment

Excluded from tour:

  • Flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Telephone calls

  • Laundry

  • Gratuities

  • All items of a personal      nature

  • Champagne, cognacs, fine      wines, premium brand spirits and cigars

  • Private vehicle      (available at an additional cost)

  • Landing fees

What to bring:

· Neutral (beige, green, and browns) colour tones for your safari attire

· Suitable layers according to season you are traveling/ light cottons during the summer

· A fleece/ sweater and a warm jacket is always useful for the evenings and early mornings if temperatures drop

· Camera

Please note: 

Lodge closure: 11 Jan - 15 Feb 2023, 11 Jan - 12 Feb 2024 & 04 - 10 Jan 2025

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