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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