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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Private Guiding

Photographic Workshops

conservation projects

custom-made safaris

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.

OUR SAFARI WORKSHOPS

Big Cats - SABI SANDS

From R27,500/pps

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.

Okavango delta lion

Okavango Secret Season

From R5,750 /pps

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.

Wildlife Of Brazil

From $8,000/pps

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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