NAIL YOUR DREAM WILDLIFE IMAGES


Private guide Lance van de Vyver has won multiple awards for his photography, most notably being named a Finalist in the Natural History Museum Wildlife Photography of the Year and Winner of the 2020 Wilderness Safaris Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Safari type

Specialised African Travel Agents


We plan and execute privately guided photographic tours in the top safari destinations worldwide, from the heart of Africa to the jungles of Asia, South America, and beyond.

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Unbeatable Destinations


We create customised and privately guided safaris in some of the most celebrated wildlife destinations in the world, from Africa’s rolling savannah to India’s illustrious tiger territories, and Brazil’s heart of biodiversity, the Pantanal.

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Unforgettable Moments


Being in the presence of the world’s big cats, the jungle’s great apes, and giants of the savannah are bound to be the most memorable moments of your life. These are memories to treasure, and we’ll make sure you capture them on camera.

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    LET US BUILD THE SAFARI OF YOUR DREAMS


    Safari Options


    DESIGN YOUR DREAM SAFARI

    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.

    Develop your photography skills and have the opportunity to photograph iconic species

    Custom safari
    Photographed in Naboisho by award-winning Lance van der Vyver from Panthera Photo Safaris.
    pangolin rehabilitation conservation project supported by Panthera Photo Safaris
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    Photographed in South Africa by award-winning Lance van der Vyver from Panthera Photo Safaris.
    Photographed by award-winning Lance van der Vyver from Panthera Photo Safaris.
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    Private Guiding
    Photographed by award-winning Lance van der Vyver from Panthera Photo Safaris.

    Photographic Workshops

    Rhino dehorning conservation project supported by Panthera Photo Safaris

    conservation projects


    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.
    Photographed by award-winning Lance van der Vyver from Panthera Photo Safaris.

    Our Safari Workshops

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    Best of Serengeti


    From $8,500 / per person sharing

    The vast open plains of the southern Serengeti offer insight into why Serengeti was so named, being derived from the Maasai word for the endless plains.


    12 days / 11 nights

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    Wildlife Of Brazil


    From $7,750 / per person sharing

    From 300+ Bird Species, Jaguars, Capybara, Caiman, Giant Ant-Eaters to Howler Monkeys... Join us for 11 days in one of the worlds most incredible wildlife destinations.


    11 days / 10 nights

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    Mana Pools and Hwange


    From $8,000 / 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.


    7 days / 6 nights

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    big cats - SABI SANDS


    From R27,500 / 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.


    5 days / 4 nights

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

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    Why choose Panthera Photo Safaris?


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

    We offer fair and completely transparent pricing. Our rates are no more than booking direct with the lodges, but come with the advantage of all additional services and logistics included in your itinerary.

    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.
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    The SATIB Safe seal provides peace of mind to the international travel market that your insurance portfolio was structured together with an experienced and reputable insurance intermediary, who understands and specialises in the South African tourism and leisure market.

    Panthera Photo Safaris is a safe travel partner with Global Rescue and recommend that all our guests purchase travel insurance to cover trip cancelation, medical emergencies, field evacuation, emergency assistance and travel delays..

    Panthera Photo Safaris is a proud member of SATSA (Southern African Tourism Services Association). Our affiliation signifies our unwavering commitment to ethical conduct and adherence to a stringent code of behaviour in the Southern African tourism sector.


    Award winning photographer

    Photographed by award-winning Lance van der Vyver from Panthera Photo Safaris.
    Photographed by award-winning Lance van der Vyver from Panthera Photo Safaris.
    Photographed by award-winning Lance van der Vyver from Panthera Photo Safaris.
    Photographed by award-winning Lance van der Vyver from Panthera Photo Safaris.
    Photographed by award-winning Lance van der Vyver from Panthera Photo Safaris.
    Photographed by award-winning Lance van der Vyver from Panthera Photo Safaris.
    Photographed by award-winning Lance van der Vyver from Panthera Photo Safaris.

    Lance van de Vyver has won multiple awards for his photography, most notably being named a Finalist in the Natural History Museum Wildlife Photography of the Year and Winner of the 2020 Wilderness Safaris Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

    Panthera Affiliates


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