Hyena Pan Tented Camp is situated in the private conservancy area of Khwai. This 200 000 hectare conservancy falls within the OKAVANGO DELTA WORLD HERITAGE SITE. It borders Moremi Game Reserve, the Khwai River and Chobe National Park, considered one of Botswana’s finest game viewing areas. The Camp which overlooks Hyena Pan is in a forest of Cathedral Mopane and just 12 km north of the Khwai River. The pan has a constant year round water supply and many species of game and birdlife are in abundance. These tranquil surroundings are perfect for game viewing or updating your bird list. Elephant, buffalo, wild dogs as well as lion and leopard are often seen as are many antelope and other species. The Theatre of animals visiting Hyena Pan will amaze and delight you, visible from a choice of vantage points in camp. The rains which fall from December to March fill the many pans around camp and throughout the forest. As these pans shrink during the dry season, March through to late November, water is pumped from solar powered boreholes to ensure a constant supply of water. This water source provides amazing private game viewing opportunities all year round.
Hyena Pan Tented Camp consists of 8 comfortable tents with 1 Wheel chair friendly Tent. The tents are furnished with International Charging facilities, En- suite bathroom with Indoor showers with solar powered gas geysers, wardrobe, luggage rack and storage unit, bed side lighting and electronic safe.
The Camp facilities also offer a spacious dining deck, a library for reference of birds, animals and habitat, 2 comfortable seating areas with large comfortable sofas and a sun deck. Dinner can be taken in Large open air bomas with camp fire. For hot afternoons guests can cool of in the pool.
Guests can relax by the camp fire with a drink overlooking the lit waterhole.
Hyena Pan’s flexibility affords guests the opportunity to choose how they would like to spend their day. Guests have a range of activities to choose from, and may have the privilege of spotting one of the many predators in the area such as leopard, wild dog, lion and spotted hyena. Various other species frequent the area – kudu, waterbuck, red lechwe, eland, impala, roan, buffalo, warthog and many more. One can enjoy a morning or afternoon game drive in an open 4×4 game drive vehicle exploring the private concession which allows for excellent game-viewing exclusively to Hyena Pan guests. Alternatively take an easy drive along the renowned Khwai River, where there is perhaps an opportunity to photograph one of the many graceful leopards who are habituated to the area.
Hyena Pan boasts a ground level hide, hidden view point, positioned facing an extremely private and special waterhole within our private concession area. Spectacular photographic opportunities from ground level are there for the patient, absolute quiet and absolute privacy – a very unique experience awaits at this amazing venue. Elephant frequent this water source, as do Kudu and Roan Antelope. Giraffe and Warthog are regular visitors, whilst Buffalo and Eland are more special visitors. An afternoon spent in this tranquility is a rare treat.
Elevation options are also available; take an afternoon or a morning ‘atop’ one of our 5 meter high elevated platforms. View the regular visitors of elephant and antelope from one of these elevated platforms; a pack tea taken along makes the experience complete. Although for the slightly more adventurous, a night out sleeping under the Milky Way in all its glory, with mosquito nets and the full African sky is an added option. Each deck comes with twin beds and ablution facilities.
A special feature of this private concession is the ability to walk; relaxed and informative game walks are an option to Hyena Pan guests. Exhilarating emotions surge through the walker as the opportunity to walk up, within a safe distance, of animals and birds who call Hyena Pan home, becomes a reality.