Pangolin Photo Safaris has announced the opening of Chobe’s only photo-centric hotel, Pangolin Chobe Hotel, in Kasane, Botswana. The hotel officially opened its doors on July 26.
Built on a hillside, overlooking the Caprivi and Chobe floodplains, the hotel was designed by Co-owner, Gerhard ‘Guts’ Swanepoel, using environmentally sensitive materials along with traditional building methods, blending the building into the surrounding area.
The hotel sleeps 28 guests and offers an all-inclusive package with meals, park fees, drinks, transfers to Kasane and signature photography activities by boat and land, as well as camera hire and tuition.
Guests are also provided with an SD memory card to take away loaded with the images captured during their stay. The hotel has a gallery filled with photographs of the area, to inspire budding photographers.
Photographic excursions take place in Pangolin’s customised boats and vehicles, designed specifically for mounting high-calibre cameras and telephoto lenses. Each vehicle takes up to eight guests, a group small enough to ensure one-on-one time with the host to help develop guests’ photography skills.