The Pangolin Voyager Houseboat is ideal for a relaxing holiday on the Chobe River. The elegant houseboat offers guests a unique experience of the Chobe National Park as they’ll be cruising along in comfort. The Pangolin Voyager cruises during brunch and when the midday sun is blazing. Guests can relax on the partially shaded upper deck or enjoy the comfort of the lounge or a delicious meal in the dining area.
Guests can visit the local village where many of the crew members come from and go game viewing on the additional eight-seater boat. There is also a tender boat available for scenic boat rides or transfers. The boat trips usually take place at first light or a few hours before sunset, which are the best times for game viewing.
The captain and crew are great at what they do. They’re friendly, helpful and make guests feel comfortable during their cruise.
The Chobe River
The Chobe River forms the border between Namibia and Botswana. The Pangolin Voyager cruises down the Namibian side of the Chobe River with the Chobe National Park on the Botswana side, where guests can see a tremendous amount of game.
The Chobe River is unique because it sometimes flows in the opposite direction! It converges with the Zambezi River which floods at certain times of the year, causing the Chobe to flow backwards.
Guests to ensure they are compliant with Namibian visa requirements.
Please note that there are no cameras or lenses available on the Pangolin Voyager Houseboat.
Clients with their own cameras will need a lens collar if they want to mount their camera on the photo boat. The base plates are supplied.
From 1 April 2020 the houseboat can only be booked for exclusive use of all 5 cabins.
The Pangolin Voyager Houseboat can be booked on any departure date (subject to availability) for a minimum 2 night stay. There are no set departure dates.
The houseboat sleeps a maximum of 10 guests.
Note that the photo boat allows a maximum of 8 people; if 10 people book on exclusive use we can request a tender boat to join the photo boat.
Child Policy: No kids under 12 years unless booked exclusively. For exclusive bookings, we can accept kids who are six and older.
1 April – 31 October 2022
1 November – 31 December 2022
.Full board accommodation on the Pangolin Voyager Houseboat
.All drinks: wine, local beers, soft drinks and spirits
.Morning and afternoon activities on the custom 8-seater boat
.Transfers to and from Kasane airport or immigration
.Bed levies & USD 5 per night contribution to Pangolin Africa
.All items not mentioned in the inclusions, Transfers other than mentioned
.Laundry, Premium wines and spirits, Visa Fees (if applicable)
Five cabins with en-suite bathrooms
Shampoo, body lotion and mosquito repellent provided in the cabins
Middle deck with communal areas
There is a lounge area, dining room table and self-service bar area
Open-air deck with a small plunge pool
The photo boat designed for photographers with swivel chairs and camera mounts
The top deck has 360-degree views of the Chobe National Park and Chobe floodplains
PANGOLIN VOYAGER HOUSEBOAT ACCOMMODATION
Guests stay in cabins with twin or double beds, depending on their choice. The bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and solar-powered air-conditioners run during times that guests are most likely to be in their rooms. The air-conditioner is centrally controlled to manage the limited supply of energy from the battery.
On the middle level of the boat there are shared living and dining areas as well as a bar. The large glass doors offer a great view of the river and its inhabitants. The partially shaded upper deck is ideal for game viewing and star-gazing