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Pangolin Safari

Three relaxed, local feeling camps in pristine settings – the Kwando Reserve and Okavango Delta. Guided by a driver and tracker at each, this a great trip for spotting Botswana’s top predators.

Pangolin Safari: Summary

Pangolin Safari in a nutshell

This fantastic Botswana safari concentrates on two superb wildlife areas, starting in the exceptionally remote Kwando Reserve before exploring the world-famous Okavango Delta. The trip is eight nights long and you will stay in three top camps renowned for their guiding and excellent animal sightings.

If you are looking to tick off all the species of big game then this trip should deliver. In addition to elephant, buffalo and giraffe, there are also good numbers of leopard, lion, cheetah and wild dog. Unusually for Botswana, each vehicle comes with a driver-guide and a dedicated tracker, increasing your chances of sightings.

All of the camps are located in pristine, varied environments that are a snapshot of northern Botswana, from flooded Okavango lagoons and marshes to riverine forests and wide-open plains. The tented suites at each camp are very comfortable and the food is excellent. We also find them to have a more relaxed atmosphere and local feel than others in the region.

The camps are connected by air and road. Flights between are incredibly scenic, affording stunning views of the landscapes below. They will also give you the opportunity to spot larger species of wildlife from the air.

At a glance

Starts: Maun Airport
2 nights Lagoon Camp - Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana Full Board & Activities
2 nights Lebala Camp - Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana Full Board & Activities
4 nights Kwara Camp - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
Ends: Maun Airport

Lagoon Camp

Days 1-3

In the north of Botswana's vast Kwando Reserve, Lagoon Camp has a spectacular setting on the banks of the Kwando River. The wildlife around camp, where a band of lush riverine forest is interspersed with open plains, is particularly noted for the wild dogs that have habitually denned within the reserve since 1997, and the densities of elephants can also be exceptional.

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Lebala Camp

Days 3-5

In the extreme north of Botswana, Lebala Camp stands in the lush, open grasslands of the vast Kwando Reserve. This private reserve is a largely dry wildlife area with a reputation as a top African safari destination for big game – focusing especially on the predators.

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Kwara Camp

Days 5-9

In the heart of the Okavango Delta, Kwara Camp sits on a forested island within the private, game-rich Kwara Reserve. From this vantage point, overlooking floodplains and a seasonal lagoon, it offers year-round land and water activities. Following a complete rebuild in September 2019, the camp is now far more upmarket in style than previously, with no under 18s allowed.

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Lagoon Camp

Lagoon Camp

Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana

Lebala Camp

Lebala Camp

Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana

Kwara Camp

Kwara Camp

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Pangolin Safari.

  • Tracking lions and other big game by 4WD
  • Search for nocturnal wildlife on night drives
  • Some of the most reliable wild dog sightings in Africa
  • Silently explore the waterways by mokoro
  • Top-quality guiding teams at all three camps

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Pangolin Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Fishing

  • Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

  • Mokoro

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Pangolin Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Pangolin Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Buffalo

98% chance

Spotted Hyena

96% chance

Wild dog

94% chance

Leopard

92% chance

Cheetah

91% chance

Sable antelope

67% chance

Roan antelope

57% chance

Brown Hyena

20% chance

Sitatunga

20% chance

Pangolin

6% chance

Aardvark

3% chance

Black Rhino

0% chance

White Rhino

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Pangolin Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


Helicopter Flight - Botswana

Helicopter Flight - Botswana

Various: from 30 minutes to half a day.

Low-flying, agile and offering superb views, helicopters are an ideal way to move around the Okavango Delta.You can use them instead of fixed-wing inter-lodge transfers or as an addition to other wildlife watching activities, and of course, helicopters can hover to allow that perfect pic, whereas fixed-wings can’t.

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