Pangolin Photo Safaris is set to open a new seasonal mobile camp within Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Opening in July, the Pangolin Photo Camp will operate seasonally in the remote western sector of a private concession. The camp will comprise large en-suite tents, accommodating a total of eight guests.
“We are excited to be given access to such an inspiring and remote area,” said Pangolin co-owner Toby Jermyn. “Dereck and Beverly Joubert are wildlife photography legends and have done a lot of their work here, so it’s an honour for our young company to be allowed to explore this area of theirs, and to help support their conservation goals.”
The camp is semi-permanent but can move regularly making the most of sightings and animal movements in different parts of the concession. Initially six sites have been identified in strategic locations.
The Pangolin Photo Camp will be hosted by a professional wildlife photographer throughout the season (March to November) and cameras and telephoto lenses will be available for guests to use free of charge should they not have their own gear. Game activities will be conducted in two four-seater game viewing vehicles fitted with bean bag camera rests.
The communal areas of the camp will comprise a dining tent, campfire and a dedicated editing tent for post-production sessions during the day.
Pangolin will begin construction of several underground photographic hides on the concession early this year, which will be positioned and designed jointly by Dereck and Pangolin co-owner, Gerhard ‘Guts’ Swanepoel.