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Ng18, Moremi Game Reserve Botswana
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#14 of 31 in Moremi Game Reserve
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Hyena Pan is a tranquil tented camp in private concession area NG18 better known as Khwai. The concession area borders the Moremi National Park and the Khwai River in the South and the Chobe National Park to the East. The camp is positioned 12kms north of the Khwai river, within Cathedral Mopane forrest overlooking a natural Mopane Pan. The pan is a constant water supply to many species.
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Pathfinder765257 wrote a review Oct 2021
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We just came home from 12 days in Botswana. The first place we stayed was at Hyena Pan Camp. We were on a safari that specialized watching and learning about elephants however it was far more reaching than just elephants. It was a great place to start our safari. The staff was excellent. All they cared about was our experience, and the guides knowledge on the area are rich; a true education We feel fortunate and are looking forward to going back with our older children We had people in our party with dietary restrictions. They notify Hyena Camp in advance of their restrictions and they accommodated them seamlessly because of the prior notice
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 17 Nov 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed such a happy stay and we look forward to welcoming you back with your children. Kind regards, Pru - Hyena Pan marketing team
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Thiroshani R wrote a review Dec 2020
Gaborone, Botswana1 contribution
We had an amazing time here, a quaint little place managed by two wonderful humans Roile & Mick. The staff too were excellent, food was great, cleanliness top class. Highly recommend! Plenty of game surrounding the lodge
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Pru Allison, Marketing at Hyena Pan
Responded 29 Dec 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review. We really do appreciate it. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time at this special little camp and we hope to be able to welcome you back before too long. Kind regards, Pru - Hyena Pan marketing team
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safariUk wrote a review Nov 2019
Worcester, United Kingdom323 contributions114 helpful votes
We have had lots of safaris and this place is up with the best. Lovely staff, well equipped tents,good food, good guides. Camp manager was very helpful, friendly and interesting. Surroundings stunning with elephants in the lagoon. Game drives good .
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from NS-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Hyena Pan
Responded 24 Nov 2019
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this review. We really do appreciate it. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed such a happy stay and we hope to be able to welcome you back into camp before too long. Kind regards, Pru - Hyena Pan marketing team
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Dr.Lothar Walther wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The camp is ok, the staff is friendly and helpful, our 3 guides were excellent. However what goes on there is the artificial creation of an overpopulation of elephants by means of several waterholes where they pump up water every day to attract the elephants. This unnatural overpopulation results in massive damage to the forest - it looks partially really apocalyptic. The acacia trees of the PR - photos are long gone, and even some centuries - old giant baobab trees have little chance of survival. The management apparently doesn't care otherwise they would fence them to keep them alive.It is sad but in my eyes the best thing would be to close the camp and resettle some of the elephants.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from NS-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Hyena Pan
Responded 7 Nov 2019
Thank you for the concern expressed, however a few things need to be considered. A decade ago the Khwai private reserve was a hunting concession that has now successfully been converted to photo tourism and with it numerous obligations (including the wellbeing of wildlife and benefits to local communities, land–use management plans and numerous lease holder obligations which considers the custodianship of the wildlife in the concession). Interestingly according to the most recent elephant census, the elephant population is in fact decreasing in Botswana due to poaching and other pressures (such as land use changes eg cattle farming and mining which are far less compatible with wildlife). Aerial surveys conducted by both the DWNP and independent researchers have identified population declines across northern Botswana in the last 30 years (Chase 2011) and a decline of 15% since 2010 (Chase 2016). Nevertheless Botswana (and the private concessions within them ie Khwai private reserve) offer a refuge for the elephants. These numbers undergo local and regional fluctuations and are dependent on a number of factors such as availability of water and food, which changes seasonally. With regards to your concern about artificial water holes, there are numerous natural perennial water sources in the area where the elephants currently drink, the water sources that we are providing are some of these existing water sources and pans, and one could argue that we are relieving grazing pressure from the vicinity of other naturally occurring water holes and surrounding vegetation. The waterhole (hyena pan) drying up in October is a result of a drought we have been experiencing, and preventing it from drying up is temporary measure and not an uncommon practice in these conditions. Although the current state of the vegetation appears impacted, this is a seasonal and cyclical phenomenon. Although the drought we have been experienced has some role to play, it is also important to note that mopane tress (which are the predominant tree species around Hyena pan) are deciduous and lose their leaves in the dry season, further exacerbating the sense of impact. With the onset of the rainy season the elephants disperse and there is significant regrowth/ transformation. Your concern regarding some of the more mature trees is noted, however elephants are keystones species and play an important role in ecosystem functioning. We would of course be sad to lose baobabs within our concession, however these are cycles that have repeated themselves for time immemorial. Many of the baobabs are also currently afflicted with a fungus which is compromising their ability to withstand adverse conditions (aforementioned drought). Also to note, the Botswana department of forestry have been out to assess the baobabs and to date no action is required on our part. With regards to your query about animal numbers and diversity, there are numerous different types of habitats in the Khwai concession (~200 000 hectares in size) that will naturally attract different species, as well as seasonal movements of animals into areas which would not support them during the dry/wet season. As for nature being systematically destroyed, the very product we are selling requires that the concessions we are custodians of, remain viable and sustainable. We devote a considerable amount of funds to various conservation efforts (leopard research, community education, anti-poaching, human wildlife conflict management programmes) and are committed to making sure we are part of the solution and not the problem. Kind regards, Pru - Hyena Pan marketing team
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Pete R wrote a review Oct 2019
Silverthorne, Colorado267 contributions88 helpful votes
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The wildlife at this camp can’t be beaten! The elephants are ten feet away when you are in the swimming pool! Lion, hyena, wild dogs elephants and antelope all come to drink at the water hole morning, afternoon and evening. That being said our fantastic guide, Amos, found us so many great sightings on our game drives that we didn’t mind leaving camp. Leopard, lion, birds, crocs, elephant and much more! A must stay at this camp!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from NS-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Hyena Pan
Responded 3 Nov 2019
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this review. We really appreciate it. It's great to hear that you were able to enjoy the diversity of wildlife around camp and had such a great stay. Kind regards, Pru - Hyena Pan marketing team
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PRICE RANGE
$1,158 - $1,710 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BotswanaNorth-West DistrictOkavango DeltaMoremi Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hyena Pan
What are some of the property amenities at Hyena Pan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hyena Pan?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hyena Pan?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hyena Pan?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hyena Pan have airport transportation?
Yes, Hyena Pan offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.