Traditionally there has always been conflict on the back of a game viewing vehicle between people of differing interests…. predominantly birders and non-birders and more recently between photographers and non-photographers.
A new company operating in Botswana’s Chobe National Park aims to solve that conflict by catering purely to people with an interest in wildlife photography.
Pangolin Photo Safaris is a company set up by photographers for photographers. With specialized vehicles and boats designed with the needs of photographic clients in mind, they operate every single day of the year in one of the most game rich environments in Africa.
Catering for photographers of all levels, Pangolin will even supply state of the art digital SLR cameras (Nikon D7000) and zoom lenses (Sigma 150-500mm) for clients who perhaps are only travelling with a point-and-shoot!
Packages range from single 3-hour photo safaris (where basic training is given and then the client departs with all their pictures on a disk) right up to 5-day Better Wildlife Photography workshops with acclaimed international wildlife photographers.
Pangolin operates from several of the lodges in the area meaning that packages can be designed for all budgetary levels.
The Chobe is situated on the main route between the Delta and Vic Falls so clients can visit pangolin to either get some training before hitting the delta or get some shots they might have missed earlier on their trip, which they will treasure forever.
Pangolin plans to expand its operations in to the rest of the region and become the premier photo safari brand in Africa. (totaltravel.yahoo.com)