Pangolin Photo Boat on the Chobe River - Botswana
Posted by Wild4 Photo Safaris on 7th Jul 2019
Short Video showing the amazing Pangolin Photo Boat that we use on the Chobe River in Botswana
The Pangolin Photo Boat is by far the BEST way to photograph when you are visiting the Chobe River in Botswana. The team at Pangolin are fantastic and their amazing boat captains know how to manoevre the boats to get you into great positions to photograph the birds and mammals that are found along the Chobe River.
The adjustable photo brackets and gimbal are already on the boat, and if you are bringing your own equipment, all you have to do is mount your Telephoto Lens and enjoy. If you don't have your own equipment, the team at Pangolin Photo Safaris will provide you with a camera, lens and free memory card, which you take with you at the end of your stay.
A stay at the Chobe River is always great, but doing it with Pangolin on their special boat, turns this stay into a huge highlight!
All VIDEO footage was taken whilst on the Pangolin Photo Boat and staying at the Pangolin Hotel at the Chobe River in Botswana. WILD4 African Photographic Safaris "Best of Botswana" photography safari led by Stu Porter. African Photo Tour Small Group Specialists
Photo Safari VIDEO by Stu Porter
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The Wild 4 team made my trip to South Africa a truly memorable experience. Photographing some of the orphaned captive animals at the private game reserve on the extension was a great way to start the holiday, and Stu's tuition on techniques, composition and familiarity with your gear was the foundation for the rest of the trip. In Kruger we had some wonderful sightings - including the 'Big 5' all in one day on two consecutive days! The highlights were spending 20 minutes with a leopard cub in a tree no more than 30 metres away, and on the last day watching a pride of 14 lions stalking a herd of zebra for more than an hour - just wonderful experiences! I'm sure the quality of the shots I took was infinitely better than if I'd gone on a regular safari, as the whole focus of the experience is expertly designed to maximise photographic opportunities - including only 3 photographers in the specially designed vehicle. Stu's knowledge, enthusiasm and patience were boundless, and Ann's spotting and catering skills were also priceless! I hope to visit Africa again soon, and without doubt Wild 4 will be my first option.
Greg Morgan, UK
If anyone is contemplating a photo trip to Africa, then we would have absolutely no hesitation in recomending Stu Porter and Wild4 Photographic Safaris. It doesn't really matter what your level of skill is you will get as much or as little help and advice as you wish to receive. Nothing is thrust down your throat and Stu doesn't spend all his time taking his own photographs as some do. Stu has taken a huge amount of time and trouble in customising and setting up his safari vehicle and the effort he's put in makes the whole experience so much more enjoyable. Tethered bean bags are provided and secure plate mounts on the side of the vehicle will also take your tripod head ensuring a rock steady platform and Stu most certainly knows where the animals are. Particularly enjoyable was the time we spent at the Big Cat Reserve (part of the 4 night extension) which is an unbelieveable photographic experience. Many thanks WILD4 !
Rob & Sue Brookes, UK