The Pangolin Voyager Houseboat (formerly known as the Zambezi Voyager), looks forward to welcoming you aboard for your custom-made African safari. Berthed on Botswana’s Chobe River, the Pangolin Voyager is the ideal option for exploring the wild waterways of this region in the comfort of your own tender boat. Although officially based on the Namibian bank of the Chobe River, the Pangolin Voyager is best accessed via the small Botswana town of Kasane.

Chobe Houseboat - Pangolin Voyager

Game viewing here is a treat for all the senses. The river, acting as the northern border renowned Chobe National Park, is home to hippos, crocodiles and feisty game fish while the banks are frequented by elephants in their thousands. Herds of antelope and buffalo are followed by large numbers of predators. This is nature of its finest and based on a safari boat you are offered an exclusive game viewing experience. Fishing for game fish in the Chobe River is a dream come true for any avid fisherman. Test your skills against the mighty tiger fish, the most explosive fighting game fish in the world. If you want that added challenge, go for the ‘Zambezi Grand Slam’ and catch bream, tiger fish and catfish all in one day.

Accommodation - Pangolin Voyager, Chobe Houseboat

Dining area, Pangolin Voyager

The Pangolin Voyager is berthed only 70 km upstream from the majestic Victoria Falls and a visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a ‘must’ on all itineraries. The Zambezi River thunders over these roaring falls, aptly renamed Mosi-oa-Tunya, The smoke that thunders.

The Pangolin Voyager offers accommodation of the highest standard. The lower deck features five well-appointed and exquisitely decorated en-suite cabins. Mosquito proofed windows, handmade Egyptian cotton linen and a cooling fan are installed in every cabin to ensure your comfort. The en-suite bathrooms feature showers and complimentary biodegradable toiletries. The middle deck features an exclusive lounge and dining areas where scrumptious meals are served at the large central table. Sweeping views of the river and bush beyond completes your dining experience. Our onboard chef is ready to serve tea, coffee, cereal and muffins before your early morning game viewing excursion or fishing expedition. Upon your return you will be treated to a full English breakfast. High tea is served before the afternoon’s activities and in the evening a three course meal, followed by a nightcap is enjoyed as the African sun sets accompanied with the roar of a lion or cackle of a hyena in the distance.

Game Viewing by tender boat
Hippo are abundant on the Chobe River

The leather sofas and well stocked bar make a visit to the lounge area an enjoyable experience while the reference library and binoculars are useful tools for game viewing. The open air Jacuzzi provide a luxurious reprieve from those hot and sunny African days. Sundowners and stargazing is enjoyed from sun loungers on the open air deck. In short, everything you need for a comfortable stay has been thought of at the Pangolin Voyager. This floating lodge allows you to explore the rich floodplains in the relaxed style of a bygone era. 

Elephant, Chobe River
Leopard, Chobe National Park

The day’s activities depend on your interest. Spend a morning birdwatching, enjoy the wildlife on the riverbank or revel in an excellent day of game fishing. Relax on the upper deck or take a day trip to the famed Victoria Falls. There are no shortage of activities! Our staff pride themselves on providing a unique custom made experience for our guests and tenders provided for each cabin ensures that your African safari is your dream come true. Welcome aboard the Pangolin Voyager!

Pangolin Voyager Pricing

Nov - Dec 2018
U$ 295 per person per night sharing
U$ 395 per single per night

Jan - Mar & Nov - Dec 2019
U$ 395 per person per night sharing
U$ 495 per single per night

Apr - Oct 2019
U$ 545 per person per night sharing
U$ 700 per single per night

* The above rates are based on a minimum of a 3 night stay
** The above rate is quoted in US Dollars.

Price Includes
Accommodation in a double or twin room
All meals daily
Tea & coffee
Soft drinks
Local beers and house wines
Purified drinking water
Water based guided activities
Fishing, 20 litres fuel per person per day
Fishing equipment hire and fishing licence
Namibian Vat @ 15 percent
River transfers between the Pangolin Voyager Houseboat and Kasane Immigration jetty

Price Excludes
Premium brand Liquor, beer & wine
Land based transfers
Staff gratuities

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