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 $4,750 / per person sharing

Experience nature like never before as we photograph one of Africa’s most amazing locations from vehicle and on foot, which promises to produce unique and beautiful images.

From R22,500 / 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.

From R16,800 / 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 $3,500 / per person sharing

A sea of yellow. One of the most unique times of year in the whole of Africa. We aim to run this safari during the brief rainy season to try and photograph Africa’s most iconic wildlife surrounded by yellow flowers.

From R26,500 / per person sharing

Looking for leopards? Join us in one of Africa’s most productive areas for big cats. This trip is geared towards leopards, but also provides fantastic opportunities to photograph the other 4 of the big 5.

From $3,950 / 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.



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.


Already have a group of photographers or friends looking to travel? Let us create a bespoke custom workshop just for you. We can travel to any destination you desire. Target a specific species, individual animal or even landscape.

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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