Pangolin Khwai Camp opens in Botswana
Pangolin Photo Safaris has opened its innovative new property, Pangolin Khwai Camp, offering guests a luxury accommodation experiences in Botswana’s iconic Okavango Delta.
Set on the 200,000-hectare Khwai Private Reserve, one of the Botswana’s most pristine sanctuaries, the camp is well located to the Delta’s stunning arid northern landscapes as well as lush bushland dotted with waterholes to the south, guaranteeing a true wilderness experience.
“The main area we explore from Pangolin Khwai Camp is to the south and is 70,000 hectares of the most beautiful bushveld in this part of southern Africa,’’ Pangolin Photo Safaris’ director Toby Jermyn says.
“To put that into perspective, our backyard is bigger than Sabi Sands Game Reserve in neighbouring South Africa and there are three small lodges in the whole area with the management plan dictating only 50 guests can stay inside the boundary at any one time, meaning we rarely see other vehicles on safari.
Accommodating 12 people, the property offers spacious Meru-style tents, complete with creature comforts including ensuite bathrooms and a private deck with panoramic views across the floodplain.
At the centre of the property is an open-plan lounge, offering a welcoming and intimate space for wining, dining, relaxing and mingling with fellow guests around a campfire.
This photo-centric camp caters to photographers of all abilities and offers a dedicated area for editing and presentations, with plenty of outlets for charging batteries, a screen for sharing images, and a big table where laptops and camera gear can rest while working.
Clients travelling without a camera can use a DSLR body and telephoto lens free of charge with resident photo guides on hand to offer advice on composition, techniques, and post-production editing.
Thanks to sheer size of Khwai Private Reserve and how incredibly well managed it is, guests can expect an exceptional game viewing experience.
“The landscape sustains all the animals you expect in these ecosystems with an abundance of giraffes, buffalos, elephants, antelopes, hippos, leopards, lions, and cheetahs as well as over 500 bird species.
“Our guests explore on game drives during the day and after dark, as well as on mokoro (a dugout canoe) safaris when water levels allow.”
Pangolin Photo Safaris has a selection of Botswana experiences for those travelling with or without a camera and is celebrating the opening of Pangolin Khwai Camp by waiving the single supplement on stays between April 1 and June 14.