We have been wanting to offer a cost effective clean, safe camp in the Okavango Delta for years. This region of Botswana is one of the richest large wildlife areas in the world! We are delighted to announce the opening of The Pangolin Khwai Camp in the Khwai Private Reserve – a 200,000ha private concession in the Okavango Delta. The camp will open in March 2018 and we have it booked in May 2018! By the time we arrive, the camp will have had a nice ‘shake down’ to get any operational kinks out. We personally know the ownership (they are the same folks we work with on the house boats and photo boats on the Chobe River) and they have provided us with nothing but excellent quality over the years.
The camp will have a maximum of 12 guests, at any one time, utilizing three game viewers. The reserve allows for off-roading at special sightings, as well as night drives and mokoro excursions. This means only four guests per game viewer at any one time – music to your ears we are sure!
Game viewing is excellent as this property was traversed for years by another lodge that is being replaced. This means the wildlife is habituated and will not be alarmed when we approach in our game viewing vehicles.
Each of the game viewers will be adapted for photographers with bean bag mounts. Limiting each vehicle to a maximum of four guests allows for more freedom of movement of the photographer at a sighting. This also saves our clients a fortune, as you would normally have to opt for expensive private vehicles to have this amount of space to work in. The camp will be hosted by a resident Pangolin photography guide, with cameras available to clients travelling without their own photographic gear to use free of charge.
The camp has seven well-proportioned Meru style tents with en-suite facilities. The communal areas of the lodge have been designed with photographers in mind and feature a dedicated editing and post production area as well as large screens for presentations and hosted workshops.
The Camp is situated just north of Moremi and to the west of the Khwai Community Area. You can see the exact location by clicking here. (Use the satellite view for a more accurate visualization). This, as most of you will know, is slap bang in the middle of some of the best game viewing in the whole country! There is great predator action included leopard, lion and wild dog as well as sightings of cheetah close to the camp.
The main area that we will be traversing from the camp will be around 75,000 hectares (bigger than Sabi Sands) with hardly anyone on it even in peak season. This means you will not be rushed off sightings by other vehicles trying to get in!