The Pangolin Voyager is a delightful houseboat offering boat safaris on the Chobe River. Small but perfectly formed, with 5 rooms, this lovely houseboat is available on an exclusive use only, making it ideal for families and groups. Boating safaris take place on the specially designed motorboat which accompanies the Voyager. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore the Chobe river in your own floating home away from the crowds on land.
The Pangolin Voyager is a delightful houseboat offering boat safaris on the Chobe River. Small but perfectly formed, with 5 rooms, this lovely houseboat is available on an exclusive use only, making it ideal for families and groups. Boating safaris take place on the specially designed motorboat which accompanies the Voyager. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore the Chobe River in your own floating home away from the crowds on land.
The Pangolin Voyager is specially designed to maximise your game viewing experience without compromising on comfort. The houseboat consists of five cabins, all en-suite, which can be configured as double or twin rooms. The houseboat is split over three levels, with most rooms on the lower deck, a dining area and lounge on the middle deck and an inviting top deck to relax and soak up the views at any time of day. The rooms are air-conditioned adding that extra comfort in summer.
The Pangolin Voyager is only available on an exclusive use basis and must be booked for a minimum of three nights. It can accommodate up to 8 people.
The Pangolin Voyager has three different mooring spots along the Chobe River and these are visited over the course of your stay. Alongside the houseboat is a specially designed eight seater photo boats which will be used use for our morning and afternoon safaris.
The owners are keen photographers and as such the motorboat has been specially designer with photographers in mind- a bonus to all and not just photographers! In essence this means the seats are extra spacious and can swivel around to enjoy all angles. The boats tend to go out at first light and again a few hours before sunset which is the best chance to see animals at the river. You will have drinks and snacks on hand and the captain and his crew are available to make your stay and experience onboard as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
The game viewing along the Chobe River varies with the seasons. In the summer months between November and April you will have amazing birdlife everywhere as the “migrants” take up their annual residency. There will still be large mammals around such as elephant, buffalo and hippo as well as resident crocs and antelope, so all in all an excellent time to photograph, with lots of bright green backgrounds and baby animals everywhere. The (African) winter months, between May and October, will see larger numbers of elephants as the water becomes more scarce inland and the river becomes more popular with all animals.
There is always something to photograph in Chobe, making it the ideal spot to start your safari. No matter when you visit, making it a wonderful option at any time of year.
The Pangolin Voyager is moored on the Namibian side of the river you will have to clear immigration again before boarding the boat. This is a simple but memorable experience. The Chobe River is notable for many reasons, one of which is that it flows in both directions at different times of the year, depending on the flood in the mighty Zambezi with which is converges a few kilometres further downstream.
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