PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOPS


Our photographic workshops are privately guided by award-winning photographer, Lance, in some of the world’s most illustrious wildlife destinations. These set-departure, small group safaris are designed to take advantage of the best seasons for photography in the best areas for certain wildlife species.

WHY BOOK A WORKSHOP?


Specially designed for keen wildlife photographers who want professional guidance in the field, our workshops are opportunities for like-minded people to get focussed attention and hone their photography skills.

Workshops are conducted at a handful of excellent locations that cater to the needs of our photography guests, putting their needs first, and enhancing the experience tenfold.

  • Each open safari vehicle will only seat a maximum of six guests, so that every person has a clear view and enough space for their gear and equipment.
  • Workshops are privately guided by Lance who will provide tuition, tips, and advice to each guest in the field.
  • These trips are planned in advance with set departure dates and at set locations, so all you need to do is find the one that suits you best and the rest is taken care of.
  • In the company of like-minded people, everyone’s goals are the same and there will be ample time and opportunity to focus on photography.
  • Workshops are lower priced than custom safaris, so participating in a workshop gives you access to pristine, sought-after parks and reserves for less.

Panthera Photographic Workshops

Please note that all of these scheduled trips can be booked on a private bases outside of the dates mentioned, in which case they will be re-costed based on the number of participants.
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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. Join us in one of the worlds most predator rich areas.


February 2025 - Dates coming soon
Available as a Custom safari

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.


2nd - 12th August 2024 - SOLD OUT
11th - 21st August 2024 - SOLD OUT
17th - 28th June 2025 - 8 spaces remaining
28th June - 9th July 2025 - 8 spaces remaining
Available as a Custom safari


11 days / 10 nights
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Okavango Secret Season


From $5,400 / per person sharing 

The Okavango Delta is the largest intact inland delta in the world, and is exceptionally rich in wildlife. Often nicknamed the Jewel Of Botswana, this destination is one that simply cannot be missed.


24th - 30th March 2024 - 2 Spaces remaining
Available as a Custom safari


7 days / 6 nights

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giant tusker craig Amboseli

Iconic Elephants of Amboseli


From $5,250 / per person sharing 

Amboseli is one of the most scenic parks in Kenya. It is synonymous with two particular things – majestic herds of elephant and glorious views of Mount Kilimanjaro in neighbouring Tanzania.


19th to 25th June 2024 - 1 space remaining
Available as a Custom safari


7 days / 6 nights

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Mana Pools Magic


From $4,850 / 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.


1st to 7th September 2024 - SOLD OUT

7 days / 6 nights

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Mana Pools & Hwange


From $8,000 / per person sharing

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


1st to 10th September 2025 - 2 spaces remaining

7 days / 6 nights

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big cats OF THE 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.


2nd - 6th May 2024 - Sold out
1st - 5th November 2024 - 2 spaces remaining
1st - 5th May 2025 - 6 spaces remaining
8th - 12th Nov 2025 - 6 spaces remaining


5 days / 4 nights

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Kambaku River Lodge - photography hide

Big Cats and Hides!


From R48,500 / per person sharing

One of the best photo combination highlights in South Africa. 8 nights, 9 days of photographic bliss! Join us for 4 nights photographing birds and elephants from an eye level hide before focusing on the best Big Cats in South Africa!


28th October - 5th November 2024 - 1 space remaining
4th November - 12th November 2025 - 4 space remaining


9 days / 8 nights

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BEST OF THE MARA


From $14,915   / per person sharing

Hugging the banks of the Mara River, Ngare Serian is perfect if you’re after that ultimate elusive luxury, photography and seclusion. With our own private vehicle we head out to explore what the Mara North is famous for, big cats and amazing scenery.


Custom dates available

8 days / 7 nights

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Kambaku River Lodge


From R18,500 / 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.


28th October to 1st November 2024 - (Hides Only) - 1 Space remaining
4th November to 8th November 2025 - (Hides Only) - 4 Space remaining

5 days / 4 nights

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MASHATU HIDES


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.


29th May to 2nd June 2024 - 6 spaces available

5 days / 4 nights

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YELLOW MASHATU


From $3,570 / 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.


2025 dates coming soon - 6 spaces available

5 days / 4 nights

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Ultimate South Africa


A beautiful combination of the very best South Africa has to offer. From super luxury lodges, world class food and wine, to the best game viewing areas this amazing country has to offer. No limits. No restrictions. Simply the very best.

Available as a Custom safari

As long as you like

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TIGERS OF INDIA


Price on request    

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.


Available as a Custom safari

7 days / 6 nights

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Need some Advice?


ASK OUR EXPERT TEAM


Get in touch with Kirstin or Lance if you have any questions about our workshops, or what option might work best for you. We’ve got first-hand experience working with guests in these destinations and would love to give you any advice you need.

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