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Bengaluru, India
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I doubt we can have better experience then this. Right from booking stage, guiding us through sudden change in schedule due to visa delay and finally ground staff, as we reach Kasane. Everything was professionally handled. Pickup from Livingstone, pickup of 1 group member from Kasane airport everything was on time. During boating, photo mentor was really advising us well... More 

Thank Yashrathore
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Even for me as a weel traveled in Africa's game parks this was a absolutley fantastic photo opportunity accompanied by excelent food and accomodation A very specific mention must be made of the instructor Sabina which just with her detailed tips and friendly style was the diffrence between excellent and absolutely superb

Thank 768johan
Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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85 reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Truly unlike any other travel experience and thoroughly recommended. A few days on the magnificent Chobe river give you a real feeling for the people, wildlife and environment – I think I even began to understand the geography, so many countries meeting in this area. Life onboard was comfortable, fun and tasty – fellow guests and hosts were all equally... More 

Thank Ben H
Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We spent 3 days on the Pangolin Voyageur...what a great time we had. The houseboat is comfortable and Captain Martin and his staff make us feel at home. Melodie cooked up some great meals and Nicholas was our amazing guide on the river. We booked the Pangolin because of the four seater photo boats whose chairs were fitted with camera... More 

Thank lhuot1234
Magnetic Island, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I was very excited when I learned about the Pangolin Houseboat. What a wonderful opportunity, to sit in the African bush, watching the elephants drink and the sable wonder by, as you sip a G'nT. The opportunity to sample the best of Chobe, with no rush to move on as the sun lowers and sinks below the trees, was one... More 

Thank Nat P
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed on the houseboat for 2 nights with family, the rooms were totally reasonable and adequate for a house boat, the water was filtered from the river and was slightly discoloured but perfectly fine for showering with. The showers where hot if you waiting till around 10am to shower. Fabian our guide was great and was very knowledgable about... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We had booked this for three days and it became one of my absolutely favourite experiences. The staff was friendly and highly commited. The facilities were incredible for African respects. The cuisine was amazing and I had never seen so many animals in three days before. e,g. we saw a leopard for over 30 minutes and 8 lions sleeping on... More 

Thank gbayard
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were lucky enough to spend 4 nights on this houseboat with Guts for the Advanced Photography course. From the accommodation, to the food, to the support staff, to the other guests, to the wildlife - it was an excellent experience. My husband is the photographer, I'm just the lens carrier, but I totally enjoyed it as well. My husband... More 

Thank Ruth W
Somerset West, South Africa
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257 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The houseboat has all necessary facilities. Plenty of electrical sockets to charge camera batteries and other equipment. The showers were hot and beds very comfortable. Morning and afternoon trips along the river were by 4 seater boats fully equipped with custom built rotating chairs with camera mounts. The camera mounts are able to rotate 360 degrees. Fabian and Nicholas knew... More 

Thank Frank R
Copenhagen, Denmark
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

A fabulous way to see and photograph the wildlife, from the houseboat and the day trips on smaller boats. Food on the boat was tasty, beds comfortable, showers hot, service helpful. The rental cameras are fabulous, and Guts' instruction helped the novices. Sam in reservations did a great job organizing a multiple-stop trip.

Thank fishfan1234

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Pangolin Voyager is a luxuriously appointed river houseboat comprising of 5 spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin bed arrangements. The private bathroom comprises of a shower, basin and toilet. Alongside the Pangolin Voyager are several purpose built tender boats meaning that guests have plenty of activity options throughout the day. Two of the tender boats are custom built photo boats with camera mountings on chairs that rotate 360 degrees. The middle deck consists of 2 private lounges with a small reference library, communal dining area, galley (kitchen), Captains Bridge, viewing deck and and a barbeque with seating area alongside. The Pangolin Voyager's area of operation is home to over 500 species of birds. the Voyager operates on the Chobe & the Upper Zambezi rivers which are not only well known for their prolific game and birding experience, but also house a couple of surprises beneath the water's surface in the form of Tiger fish, Bream & Barbel. Our guides are local experts on how to land the big one. All meals and drinks are included onboard as well as all the activities including general game viewing, fishing, photography and local cultural experiences. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pangolin Voyager Houseboat

Address: Kasane, Botswana (Formerly Nguni Zambezi Voyager)
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Kasane
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“better towards the front”
 of 5 bubbles 591BenH, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 is by the best, but at night you should close the curtains as the lights will silhoutte you in action!”
 of 5 bubbles Natpebbles, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get the front cabin if you can:) Data access does require mobile phone network access from either Botswana, Namibia or Zambia”
 of 5 bubbles 200rickd, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room number 1 on the house boat has the best views”
 of 5 bubbles graemeyates, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“Cabin one has large windows for extra viewing.”
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 of 5 bubbles 49Stephen, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
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