Elegantly decorated and specially designed to optimise the wildlife-viewing experience, this houseboat is a great choice for travellers seeking comfortable accommodation that will allow them to remain immersed in nature throughout their safari.
The Pangolin Voyager is found mostly on the Chobe River, which flows along part of Botswana’s northern border with Namibia. This stretch of waterway is fantastic for game viewing, and there are few better vantage points than the deck of this boat. Occasionally the houseboat also makes its way to the Zambezi River, where huge carmine bee-eater colonies await.
Accommodation & Facilities
On board the houseboat you’ll find five en-suite cabins occupying the lower deck, each decorated with African rosewood furnishings and complete with built-in cupboards, centralised air conditioning, plenty of plug points, a fan and Egyptian cotton linens. The middle deck’s spacious lounge is a great place to relax post-safari, while the open-air top deck grants you panoramic views of the surrounding vistas, or the perfect place to tilt your head back and enjoy some stargazing. Guests will also be able to make use of a separate custom-built photo boat during their stay here, equipped with fully rotating chairs, state-of-the-art camera mounts and space for up to eight people.
Served around a large dining table on the boat’s middle deck, the meals here on the Pangolin Voyager will be prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, with the exact delicacies dependent on the seasons. The on-board chef will prepare four delicious meals daily. There will also be a comprehensive selection of alcoholic and soft drinks for you to enjoy throughout the day from the bar.
The advantages of staying on a houseboat out in the bush will be clear to see as soon as you step on board the Pangolin Voyager. The joy of watching wildlife from the top deck as you cruise along the river, just moments after rolling out of bed, simply cannot be replicated in any lodge or camp. Guests on board will also be able to make use of the aforementioned photo boat, which will usually be taken out at first light and again in the late afternoon, for up to three hours each time. Further activities include a visit to a local village and a guided walk on Impalila Island, which forms the northeastern tip of Namibia and is home to a magnificent collection of baobab trees.
Children over the age of 11 are welcome on board the Pangolin Voyager Houseboat.