Little Pan Camp is situated on an island in the Thamalakane River, just on the outskirts of Maun, the gateway to the Okavango. Declared as Okavango’s first botanical garden, this little gem of a tented camp is full of character and a tranquil start or end to any safari. A friendly atmosphere with great focus on hospitality, privacy and remarkable food.
Little Pan Camp is nestled in amongst lush flora and fauna and very much has the “get away from it all” feeling to it. This is one of the few accommodations in Maun that has a genuine safari feel to it, set peacefully along the river with amazing opportunities for bird watching and mokoro rides.
Four immaculately decorated ensuite meru-style tents boast indoor and outdoor showers, a private outdoor lounge area and canvas walls that can be opened up to allow in beautiful light and the breeze. The interiors are simply beautiful and bring an authentic old style African safari vibe. The honeymoon suite has the addition of a stunning vintage-styled ball and claw bath where guests can enjoy champagne under the stars.
Lunch is served by the sparling pool offering respite from the midday heat. Freshly baked breads and colourful salads from locally sourced ingredients are on the menu. Food lovers will be impressed by the interesting variety of gourmet standard dishes on offer. After lunch is the perfect time to put your feet up between activities with a few hours in a hammock with a good book or a tantalising massage to rejuvenate body and mind.
Little Pan Camp offers a package inclusive of one excursion in a mokoro per person (traditional dugout canoe), a scenic boat cruise along the river and return transfers from Maun airport. This area along the Thamakalane River is home to a magnificent selection of birds and birdwatching is encouraged here. Fish eagles, hippos and bush babies abound.
For safari enthusiasts nothing beats a day trip to Moremi Game Reserve where you can scout for the big game animals – elephants, lions, buffalo, leopard, a myriad of antelope species, zebra and much more. On return to the camp, enjoy sundowners as the heat of the day slowly fades away and you are left appreciating the beautiful views from camp which often include sightings of an elephant or two making their way down to the river to quench their thirst.
Intrepid safari goers may choose to engage in alternative activities which are organised at an additional cost. Horseback outrides, fat biking excursions and scenic flights over the glistening Okavango Delta are popular activities, all ending off with an idyllic boat ride through the myriad of waterlilies back to camp. An informative walk on the island in the company of the camp’s professional guides is the perfect way to end your Little Pan Camp experience.
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