Pangolin Photo Camp

Pangolin Photo Camp is a simple tented camp aimed at wildlife photographers looking to improve their photographic skills and enhance their portfolio. This is a semi-mobile camp, moving locations on a private concession in the pretty Selinda region, west of the Okavango. Photo tuition, cameras, SD cards and lenses are available in camp free of charge. The camp is hosted by a Pangolin Photo Host to provide photographic advice and features an editing tent for group post-production sessions.

Pangolin Photo Camp is located on the private NG16 concession (known as Selinda) in the remote western sector of the Okavango Delta.  This is a beautiful area of varied terrain and wildlife. The camp has traversing rights to approximately 30,000 hectares (100,000 acres) over an area crossed by the famous Selinda Spillway linking the Okavango to the Linyanti. Being on a private concession allows off-roading for productive tracking and optimising the position of the vehicle- important factors for wildlife photography.

Pangolin Photo Camp is aimed directly at wildlife photographers, of all levels. The game vehicles have been adapted to photographers needs, with height-adjustable bean bag months on each seat. The resident Photo Host moves between the two vehicles. Activities focus on morning, afternoon and evening game drives.

There are plans to add a photographic hide by a waterhole to create amazing photographic opportunities to get images of animals coming to drink. Weather permitting, you will also head out to watch the stars and try your luck with astrophotography.

Pangolin Photo Camp will operate seasonally from March to November, when the game viewing is at its best. This is a semi-mobile camp, moving regularly between seven sites on the western NG16 private concession – in southern Selinda. The camp will be moved between guest visits, not during. With this mobile nature in mind the tents and interiors are simple and lightweight in design, but very comfortable with everything you will need during your stay.

This is an authentic bush camp, with a simple design allowing you to experiencing the true essence of the wilderness around you.  The ethos here is to forego luxuries of many Okavango Delta camps in favour of spending more time in the field with photographic experts, a small group of guests and the freedom to roam around and photograph in an exclusive concession in one of the greatest wildlife destinations in Africa.

Pangolin Photo Camp is an intimate camp, accommodating a maximum of eight guests in five tents. Each large meru-style tent features a small outdoor veranda with a seating area as well as en-suite bathrooms with a flushing toilet and a hot water bucket shower. There are twin raised steel beds with mattresses and quality linen as well as solar power units to charge all camera batteries, electronic devices as well as lighting and fans during the warner months.

There is a large communal dining tent, campfire, and a dedicated editing tent for post-production sessions during the days. Guests are advised to travel with their laptop so they can make the most out of the editing sessions in camp.  Pangolin offers guests a free online Adobe Lightroom course to be done before arriving on safari so that you have the basics down before arriving in camp.

As a semi-permanent camp Pangolin Photo Camp will have the ability to move regularly making the most of sightings and animal movements in different parts of the concession. At this stage, seven locations have been identified as ideal camp locations. This mobility allows the camp to relocate to be close to exciting animal activities such as lion kills, resident leopards, and wild dog dens.  Spending less time in camp and more time at relevant sightings is the goal, and essential for successful wildlife photography.  Guests will have the opportunity to be in the right place at the right time during the best light.

Pangolin Photo Camp is hosted by a professional wildlife photographer, who will be available throughout your safari for photographic advice.  The camp will also have cameras, telephoto lenses and SD cards will be available for guests to use free of charge should they not have their own equipment.

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