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at Hyena Pan

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... range. The camp has a nice dinning area with a comfortable pool. The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff is very friendly....
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... them up close! It was really hot when we were there but the pool was perfect, especially when the elephants came by while we...
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... on a pan (waterhole) and elephants drink from the swimming pool! The staff were all so lovely and friendly. One of the great...
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GwenEnTjeerd wrote a review Aug 2016
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We were fortunate to stay 3 nights in this very pleasant camp. Every evening elephants would come to drink in the nearby pan,amazing to see from such a close range. The camp has a nice dinning area with a comfortable pool. The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff is very friendly. An absolute must-visit when your in the Moremi!
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hazamad wrote a review Nov 2023
Portland, Oregon35 contributions7 helpful votes
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We had a wonderful safari experience at hyena pan. We saw so many elephants and it was amazing to experience them up close! It was really hot when we were there but the pool was perfect, especially when the elephants came by while we were swimming.

Our guide Shabba was simply the best. He has so much knowledge and he was funny. We really enjoyed our 4 days with him as our guide! Highly recommend Shabba.

The food was delicious and the staff was friendly.

Elephants are our favorite safari animal which is why our travel agent recommended this place and it certainly did not disappoint.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t go there thinking it’s the Okavango Delta, it’s different.
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Response from Natural Selection, Marketing at Hyena Pan
Responded 08 Dec 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back before too long. Warm regards, Hyena Pan Team
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Margot F wrote a review Jun 2018
Greater Sydney, Australia39 contributions8 helpful votes
Hyena Pan was a great place to stay. It is on a pan (waterhole) and elephants drink from the swimming pool! The staff were all so lovely and friendly. One of the great things is that the guides joined us for meals and we loved hearing their stories.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from NS-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Hyena Pan
Responded 19 Jun 2018
Thanks for taking the time to leave us this review Margot. It's great that you enjoyed your time at Hyena Pan and we hope to welcome you back into camp before too long. Kind regards, Pru - Hyena Pan marketing team
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AngeliNacino wrote a review Jun 2019
Manila, Philippines685 contributions19 helpful votes
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For a rustic safari camp experience, Hyena Pan is the answer. What’s nice about this place is that it has watering holes, the nearest one a few meters beside the pool and one can get the best view of visiting animals having a drink such as elephants. Heartwarming to see the elephants come in as families, with babies being tucked in by their mommies.

The tents are quite a walk from the main area especially for tents no. 4 onwards. Travelling to Botswana from an Asian country, it was indeed a challenge to withstand the very cold mornings and evenings in Hyena Pan. The tents had comfortable beds. In the evenings, mosquito nets cover the beds. Bags with hot water in it are much needed to help one feel warm and comfortable. It personally helped me when I had a half-day episode of vomiting from perhaps one of the salads I took.

The tent has a shower with heater. However, it has no door to serve as cover. It has a sink. However, water from the tap is salty. The camp provides water in pitcher good for drinking and brushing teeth.

The food is good. For breakfast before the morning drive, the sets up a table near fire, serving cereals, fruits, porridge, coffee and tea. After the morning drive, lunch had one main dish with bread, salads, and dessert. For the light snack for the afternoon game drive, they serve tea, coffee, some pastries and canapes. For sundowners, the guide brings out a stash of colas, juices, wines, gin and tonic paired with some dried fruits, potato chips, or dried meat. For dinner, the chef prepares something more special. In the nights we were there, they served pasta, steak, and pork shops as mains. Soups, vegetables, and desserts were good. African wines are always good!

The tents do not have wi-fi. This gives one an opportunity to disconnect for a while and just enjoy nature.

The game drives in a covered 4 x 4 were super fun! The reserve offers a fantastic viewing game. We were able to see the 4 out the Big 5. Being an elephant country, we saw so many of them. We missed the rhinos though. Our guide was very informative. Hyena Pan seems to be so far from everything. The drive to main road was far then going back to the camp from the drive seem far too.

Staff was friendly and made sure were comfortable.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from NS-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Hyena Pan
Responded 01 Jul 2019
Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review, and for travelling with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hyena Pan and that you liked the camp and its proximity to the visiting elephants. We're very pleased to hear that you thought highly of the food - we work hard to ensure that our offerings are suitably delicious, despite being in the middle of nowhere! We're also very proud of our staff, so thank you for acknowledging them. We hope that the rest of your trip ran as smoothly, and that you managed to see rhinos elsewhere during your stay. Kind regards, Pru - Hyena Pan marketing team
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alan2303 wrote a review Jun 2022
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom785 contributions220 helpful votes
We stayed for three nights and had a wonderful time. Our guide Naku, excuse the spelling, collected us from the airstrip and was with us throughout our stay. We enjoyed a late afternoon game drive on our way to the camp including our first sundowners before reaching the camp as darkness was falling. Our tented accommodation was on a raised platform overlooking the water and was comfortable and clean. The staff sang a lovely welcome song and we were given a brief orientation talk. Everyone was very friendly and the service levels were very good. Lots of staff training was evident. Food was announced by the chef and beautifully presented. Vegetarian choices were available. We had early morning and late afternoon game drives with a good number of species sighted. Wild dogs, Lions, Wild cat and Leopard and many antelope and Elephant. Good bird knowledge shown too. The area is quite wooded so don’t expect plains species in any number. The Hyena didn’t show up but footprints around the tent each morning showed they were about somewhere. Fantastic Elephant encounters from the deck of the camp at several times in the day and evening. Coffee stops, a wonderful bush picnic lunch laid out by the staff, high tea and daily sundowners meant we never went hungry or unrefreshed. We were always met on arrival and escorted to our vehicle on departure. Everyone checked how we were and showed interest in our experiences. The camp wasn’t full and could cope well with more visitors. Overall we couldn’t find any fault. We had hot water bottles for our beds and first thing in the morning and blankets whenever we needed them. It was winter. We did brave the pool mainly for its marvellous setting. No shortage of hot water in the tent.
A perfect camp for including in your safari and a good contrast being on the dry side rather than the wetter delta area and the more commercial Chobi river camps.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Natural Selection, Marketing at Hyena Pan
Responded 22 Jul 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review - we really do appreciate it. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to be able to welcome you back before too long.
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