• Pangolin Khwai Camp, Botswana

About Pangolin Khwai Camp

About Pangolin Khwai Camp

Visit the 200,000-hectare Khwai Private Reserve and you’ll have a good chance of spotting iconic African predators like the leopard, hyena, wild dog and Nile crocodile, as well as plenty of herbivores, from the formidable hippo and buffalo to the more docile zebra and red lechwe. Pangolin Khwai Camp also lies within the borders of the reserve, and there is no better place here for keen photographers to lay their head. A dedicated photo host will ensure your excursions are tailored to your own photographic tastes, and as this is a private reserve, there’ll only be a limited number of vehicles out in the wilds at any one time.


Guests can get a true taste of Africa here, with elegantly appointed areas open to the warm Botswana air and a host of artwork, décor and furnishings that reflect the spirit of the safari.


Pangolin Khwai Camp is situated within the Khwai Private Reserve, one of the most pristine and well-managed wildlife areas in the whole of Botswana. To the north are dry arid areas commonly associated with the Savute ecosystem, while the Khwai River lies to the south, accompanied by lush vegetation, ponds and waterholes. With very few other vehicles in the vicinity, this is a true wilderness experience.

Accommodation & Facilities

The seven spacious Meru-style tents here can accommodate a maximum of just 12 guests, ensuring an intimate stay out here in the Khwai Private Reserve. Each of the 24m2 tents are set on raised wooden platforms and come with their own veranda and en-suite bathroom, with enough space between each tent to provide privacy for all of the camp’s guests. The communal areas feature a long table dedicated to group photo editing sessions and a large screen for workshops and presentations, as well as conveniently located storage and charging points for camera gear. The sunken lounge and firepit are available for guests' use throughout the day and into the evening, with a well-stocked bar nearby.


Meals at the camp are communal affairs taken around one long dining table, with views across the surrounding grasslands – a favourite grazing area for herds of elephant and other plain game.


Pangolin Khwai Camp caters for all safari-goers but is particularly well suited to photographers, and provides a perfect base for photographic excursions into the Khwai Private Reserve. Game drives, helicopter flights and mokoro trips all offer something different, and you’ll be joined on each safari by one of the camp’s expert game viewers to help you make the most of your wildlife sightings. As the camp is situated on a private reserve, you’ll be able to embark on night drives, while the safari vehicles – which come equipped with modified camera mounts built into the armrests – are also able to go off-road.

Child Policy

Children over the age of 11 are welcome at Pangolin Khwai Camp.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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