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Pangolin Voyager Houseboat
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 August 2014

My family loved staying on the Nguni Voyager. Luxurious setting & amazing wildlife. Delicious food. I loved falling asleep to the sounds of hippos. Rooftop drinks at sunset were spectacular & relaxing on the leather couches was perfect. My 7 year old loved exploring in the dingy & the close encounters with so much wildlife. The jacuzzi on deck was a winner for all of us.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Well this boat was very good at all ,The Staff where friendly but really couldn't care less whether you liked been there or not !! You had to keep asking for everything ..Our guild was the only person who asked me if I wanted anything i.e. a drink etc. etc...The little tour boats were horrible ..very uncomfortable old and dirty ..The boat itself was not cleaned properly.. the cabins were the same ..The manager of the boat didn't seem to have much control of his staff and as someone else has commented .." The staff Inc the Manager couldn't wait to leave to boat" shortly after the dinner had finished ...leaving all the washing up/cleaning up the table etc. to the poor Night watchman..!!!!
Food was ok ,, there always was good portions
I really cant understand why this boat has been rated so high by people I would not recommend this to anybody because its not cheap either !!!

Room Tip: Choose another Boat as there are plenty on this part of the River
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank robertah2014
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

3 great days of patrolling the Zambezi River, fishing, bird and animal watching, fishing village visit galore. Food was terrific and guide & staff couldn't do enough for you. Elephants and wildlife overload. A must do for those who want to see what the Kasane district has to offer.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

We were a group of six travelling together. The food was excellent, vegetarians were catered for. The room was clean and Mike and Laskey and the rest of the crew run a good house boat. There was shade on the upper deck, we did not try the Jacuzzi as the water was too cool in the winter. The drinks flowed and coffee was always available. We saw lot of game and birds and Laskey is very knowledgeable. I hope to return. The border into Namibia is an experience in itself and not to be missed

Room Tip: Room 1 is really good with great views
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank cookekiddy
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Our stay on the Zambezi Voyager was a wonderful experience.

Highlights included the all day fishing experience, the abundance of game on the banks of the Chobe River, the breathtaking sunsets, and the delicious food the chef presented to us each day. The food was actually the best we had on our 20 day adventure, and our guide Laskey knew exactly where to take us for the most successful fishing experience we have ever had (we caught 13 Tiger Fish!).

The staff were professional and our room was comfortable and clean. The position of the boat on the river allowed us to be away from all the tourists closer to Kasane which was a plus... Only thing is the boat didn't leave the same spot in 4 days. It would have been nice to move around a bit as that is the expectation of being on a boat, however despite this we were spoilt with many excursions on the smaller speed boat exclusively and at any time we wanted.

It is a really positive selling point that the Zambezi Voyager offers a private smaller boat for each couple to use with their guide at their leisure. Very important point for those who would like to avoid crowds and/or schedules for daily activities.

Very special, Thank you Rod and Linda.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank SybillaNick
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Photos on website are misleading. Jacuzzi was'nt working at all. One morning had a problem with hot water. There was no shade net on middle or top deck . The food was definately not up to standard. The rooms were not cleaned properly. The staff cannot wait to leave the boat in the evenings they look overworked. The house boat was parked at one spot for the duration of the trip.It looks like they operating on a tight budget.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Jakkie M
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

If anyone had to ask my ideal holiday between beach, bush or burg, I'll choose bush every time. But there is something absolutely magical about wetlands.

The house boat on the Chobe River called the Zambezi Voyager was nothing short of breath taking. For as good as any game viewing is along the banks of the Chobe. There is just no matching the viewing from on the river itself. As I am a very keen, albeit amateur wildlife photographer the river excursions that they offer were perfect to allow me to get the most out of my hobby, every day I was able to see either something I had never seen before or something on my list of just must see while on this holiday, all the while living in 5star luxury.

I would recommend this stunning house boat to anyone and am dearly looking forward to my next visit.

Edgar.

Room Tip: The room at the front of the boat was truly amazing.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Linda H, Owner at Pangolin Voyager Houseboat, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

Hi, thank you for your trip report. The Zambezi Voyager is a excellent platform to do wildlife photography, the opportunities to get close to the game always amazes me. They don't see you as a threat as opposed to being in a vehicle and simply ignore you. The buffalo don't even have the courtesy to lift their heads and stop eating!!

As a photographer we have some exciting news in that we are building our own photographic boats, the first of which will be ready towards the end of the year, specifically with photographic seats which swing 360 degrees and have tripod arm. This is very exciting for us. Please follow our facebook page for more info on when the boats arrive.

We purchased the houseboat in March 2012 and in the short 2 years have made the most amazing friends, and to get so many referrals and repeat business - so we are looking forward to welcoming you on the boat again and hopefully have the opportunity to sip a G&T on the top deck with you

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Additional Information about Pangolin Voyager Houseboat

Address: Kasane, Botswana (Formerly Nguni Zambezi Voyager)
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Kasane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 26 Speciality Lodging in Kasane
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pangolin Voyager is a luxuriously appointed river houseboat comprising of 5 spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin bed arrangements. The private bathroom comprises of a shower, basin and toilet. Alongside the Pangolin Voyager are several purpose built tender boats meaning that guests have plenty of activity options throughout the day. Two of the tender boats are custom built photo boats with camera mountings on chairs that rotate 360 degrees. The middle deck consists of 2 private lounges with a small reference library, communal dining area, galley (kitchen), Captains Bridge, viewing deck and and a barbeque with seating area alongside. The Pangolin Voyager's area of operation is home to over 500 species of birds. the Voyager operates on the Chobe & the Upper Zambezi rivers which are not only well known for their prolific game and birding experience, but also house a couple of surprises beneath the water's surface in the form of Tiger fish, Bream & Barbel. Our guides are local experts on how to land the big one. All meals and drinks are included onboard as well as all the activities including general game viewing, fishing, photography and local cultural experiences. ... more   less 

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