Recently opened in July 2018, Pangolin Chobe Hotel, Botswana, offers a unique eco-friendly destination, perfect to enjoy the famous Pangolin Photo experiences at the beautiful Chobe National Park either both by water and land. A fully inclusive package, with all meals and selected drinks included. A hearty brunch, a relaxing high-tea and delicious dinner with wine or beer provided. Two photo safaris are offered per day with expert guides. Pangolin can supply cameras, lenses, and tuition by the resident photographic host.
A beautiful safari-style setting whilst staying in the luxury of a hotel venue, newly built fourteen bedrooms designed specifically to ensure every photographer will feel catered for in comfort and in the up-to-date equipment needs.
The main meeting point of the hotel is the dining room, whilst the editing area has been designed to allow for both those who would like to have tuition and those who would like to concentrate on their images independently. The bar and pool terrace offers a space to chill and enjoy cooling off after a day in the park. Pangolins Chobe hotel is to have an inclusive elegant yet relaxed atmosphere where you instantaneously feel like you are a part of a community of wildlife photographically-minded people. Wildlife photography adorns the walled areas with inspiring images, and lots of spaces to relax in, both with others and independently. The upper deck has a bar with breathtaking views over the pool terrace and the Chobe River and Caprivi floodplains.
Downstairs is a large dining-room space where meals are taken together, either inside or out on the terrace. Leading from this is the pool deck with a fire-pit, the central point of the eco-pool area, creating a sunken lounge to sit and share time around whilst enjoying the beautiful African evenings. Braais (Southern African barbecues) are taken on certain evenings around the fire. Creating a wonderful way to enjoy the fresh evening air and a chance to get to know those who are also staying.
An air-conditioned editing suite leads off from the gallery, with room for sixteen photographers, all being able to work on their images 24/7. Being dark enough to edit on your laptop (you must bring your own) and if you are staying as part of a workshop or group, the editing suite will be made available privately to you for at least an hour each day.
Wifi is provided throughout the Pangolin Chobe Hotel, due to the location it is not as fast as other parts of the world, however, is certainly sufficient for browsing, social media updates, and downloads of a reasonable size.
Pangolin Chobe staff will ensure you are collected from the nearby Kasane airport. We can arrange this for you.
Several Wildlife Photography Workshops are available at various times of the year which can combine stays at the hotel and in a tented camp and the houseboat please ask us for details if these would interest you.
The workshops are hosted by one of the Pangolin resident photographic guides ready to guide you through the basics and assist you with more advanced techniques to take your photography to the next level.
Cameras can be provided free of charge, please ask in advance. Pangolin can supply you with all the memory cards that you likely to fill each day.
In the time between the morning and afternoon safari drives, post-production editing can take place with the assistance of the guide, so it is recommended that you bring a laptop in order to review your images in the group workshops.
The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.
The Pangolin Chobe Hotel won Africa's Leading New Hotel at this year's World Travel Awards.
To celebrate they are offering an exclusive Stay 4 pay 3 special.
Book 4 nights at the Pangolin Chobe Hotel and pay for 3. Valid for new bookings travelling before 31 March 2020.
Book now for a spot on one of our new Advanced Wildlife Photography safari in 2019.
These six departures are designed for guests with their own gear and a good understanding of the non-auto settings on their cameras. They will be escorted through the itinerary by one of our award winning resident photo guides in a group of no more than eight guests.
This 6 night / 7 day package has the below fixed departures:
Janine Krayer (3 - 9 March 2019)
Sabine Stols (1 - 7 April 2019)
Charl Stols (13 - 19 May 2019)
Janine Krayer (18 - 24 July 2019)
Charl Stols (3 - 9 August 2019)
Sabine Stols (29 Sept - 5 Oct 2019)
*** No single supplement for solo travellers