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Copenhagen, Denmark
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
Kyalami, null, South Africa
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The Pangolin Voyager is an ultra special houseboat that sleeps 10 passengers in 5 cabins (at "ground" level), has a great 300 degree view of the stunning Chobe river and all nature's creatures activities thereon from the Lounge and dining deck and, perhaps best of all a stunning view of the whole scene from the lounging deck on top. The...

Thank Rick D
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Classic game viewing from bumpy land cruisers better watch out! Two outings per day on specially designed viewing boats which can get up close to the game, quiet and comfortable (and stable for the photographers) gives an incomparable game- and bird-watching experience. Fabian and Nicholas know how to give you the best experience and get the best pictures, and they...

1Thank Patrick V
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We were with a group of 8 of us for 5 nights on this wonderful houseboat. The staff were outstanding - ever helpful , nothing was too much trouble. The ladies in the kitchen worked miracles in their tiny kitchen and every meal was looked forward to with great enthusiasm by all. The daily routine is wonderful with 2 game...

1Thank Lindy D
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We have stayed on the houseboat twice now, both times we requested room 1. We were so well looked after. The guys who work on the boats aren't just the staff, they become your friends. The rooms are immaculate and the food was delicious. I am coeliac and I have never been so impressed with food on offer. There are...

Thank Tizzy S
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We have just spent 5 nights onboard the Pangolin Voyager Houseboat on the Chobe. Having travelled extensively I can tell you that this would rate in my top 2 holidays ever. The houseboat has 5 very comfortable bedrooms en-suite, a spacious lounge and dinning room with 270 degrees of awesome views over the Chobe River and an awesome deck on...

Thank graemeyates
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This trip was all about the photography and it didn't disappoint. The meet at greet process at the airport was well handled and effortless, from our perspective, in getting us to the houseboat. Once on board we had a really good time throughout the stay and the staff were on hand when we needed them and respected our privacy at...

Thank heroditus2011
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed for three nights with a small group. This was our third visit to the boat, having been when Rod owned it. There were new carpets, but that really we the only improvement. The office had been advised I did not eat meat and seemed surprised. The first night the food was inedible as it was freezing cold, even...

Thank cookekiddy
Pangolinphotosafaris, Owner at Pangolin Voyager Houseboat, responded to this review

Dear Cooke Kiddy Thank you for taking the time to write to us following your trip on the houseboat with the Geoff Cooke Trains group earlier this month.I would like to address your concerns, if i may, in the same order. Firstly i am very surprised that you didn't notice all the improvements that we have made since we took...

Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

An unbelievable experience was had by the whole family. We were met by Martin, Lasky and Melody. They were all so friendly, helpful and always smiling. On day 1 we saw a pack of 10 lions drinking water from the river. It was a rare sight. We saw herds of elephants, hippo and Buck. On day 2 Lasky the brilliant...

Thank RoBerks
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Fantastic holidays on a little house with very friendly staff. The bedrooms are very comfortable and clean. It is an old boat just taken over by Pangolin and they are busy renovating it and doing a good job. Birds life out of this world. Well done Pangolin and especially to Martin the captain and Lasky.

Thank Philippe T

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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 

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Address: Kasane, Botswana (Formerly Nguni Zambezi Voyager)
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Kasane
Number of rooms: 5
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“better towards the front”
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!”
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”
200rickd, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room number 1 on the house boat has the best views”
graemeyates, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“Cabin one has large windows for extra viewing.”
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49Stephen, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
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