Here at Panthera Photo Safaris we bring your safari experience into sharp focus by offering you award-winning photography guidance in the field in the best wildlife destinations in the world. Our custom-made safaris and dedicated photography workshops are put together using first-hand knowledge of destinations and a passion for wildlife.


Lance is your private guide together with Kirstin and brings a wealth of destination knowledge, guiding experience, and decorated photography background. His images have won multiple awards in over five different countries and his ability to tutor passionate photographers in the field has led to the creation of our photographic workshops.


Whether you’re looking for a luxurious private safari, a dedicated photographic workshop, or eager to take part in a hands-on conservation project, we can create an experience tailored for you.


Panthera Workshops

From R16,000 / per person sharing

Feel alive as we go on drive in this private corner of the Timbavati where we search for the Magnificent Seven – elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard, lion, cheetah and wild dog.

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From R12,900 / per person sharing

Come and enjoy one of the most beautiful lodges in Southern Africa, learn how to master your camera, whilst relaxing by the crocodile river and exploring the world famous Kruger National Park.

From R25,000 / per person sharing

The photo safari that put us on the map. Come photograph the famous cats of Djuma Game Reserve in and enjoy one of the best locations for leopards in South Africa.

From R28,000 / per person sharing

This safari includes three exclusive morning hide sessions photographing elephants from ground level, as well as five game drives photographing the amazing species within Mashatu.


From R55,000 / per person sharing

Seven unforgettable game drives in search on India’s most famous big cats in Ranthambhore National Park. Seven game drives + one morning session inside a temple photographing black-faced monkeys.


Five days on the Pantanal River searching for the most amazing South American wildlife. From jaguars, capybara, caiman, to howler monkeys; this location is also one of the most popular destinations for keen birders.

Expertise & experience

Meet the Team

Lance and Kirstin are professional guides with significant experience hosting and conducting photographic safaris in South Africa and beyond. Launching Panthera was to bring their shared dream to life, and now they dedicate their time and expertise to creating unforgettable journeys for wildlife lovers and keen photographers from around the world.

Panthera Destinations









South Africa

South Africa



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Why choose Panthera Photos Safaris?

With Africa in our hearts and years spent guiding and travelling to wildlife destinations around the world, our small team operates from experience.

First Hand knowledge

We’ve explored our own back yard and we’ve jetted to the small corners of the earth to discover our natural world. Let our first-hand knowledge guide you.

Owner Operated

Founders Kirstin and Lance are hands-on throughout your travel process and are present during your privately-guided journey.

Africa Based

We are located in the hub of the safari scene, in the Greater Kruger region of South Africa. Working from Africa and in Africa is the secret to our success.

Client Reviews

The lush green landscapes of Mashatu, Botswana is somehow otherworldly while feeling just like home. The fields of green are carpeted by beautiful yellow flowers that take any sighting from great to magnificent. 

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