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

Elephant Plains Nov 2023 Trip Report

Leopard at Elephant Plains on our Panthera Photo Safaris Sabi Sands workshop

This November Panthera Photo Safaris had our last set date safari for 2023…Elephant Plains in the Sabi Sands. This safari is always a spectacular one and one of the best entry level safaris for photographers in South Africa. The energy was electric, and the icing on the cake was spotting Tiyani’s tiny cub, a real […]

A Photographic Paradise: 9 Nights at Mashatu

A leopard in a tree at mashatu with Panthera Photo Safaris

Panthera Photo Safaris ha just returned from an unrivalled safari adventure at Mashatu Game Reserve’s Euphorbia Lodge. Our 9-night journey, featuring a private photographic vehicle, brought us face to face with the extraordinary wildlife of Mashatu, providing unparalleled opportunities for capturing stunning imagery. The game-changing element of our safari experience was the exclusive use of […]

Mana Pools Wild Wonders with Zambezi Expeditions and Kanga Camp

Guests walking with Boswell in Mana Pools

Panthera Photo Safaris embarked on a journey into the heart of untamed Africa with Zambezi Expeditions and Kanga Camp in Mana Pools. This is a haven where wildlife and wilderness converge to create a photographer’s paradise. Our recent expedition unfolded as a symphony of encounters with majestic elephants and awe-inspiring lions, all on foot—an experience […]

Kambaku River Lodge Aug 2023 Trip Report

Two lions in a tree

In August Panthera Photo Safaris once again escaped into the heart of the African wilderness at Kambaku River Lodge. Our recent trip to this hidden gem unfolded as a photographic masterpiece, combining the tranquillity of the lodge with the thrill of game drives in the renowned Kruger National Park. The heart of our journey revolved […]

Kambaku River Lodge May 2023 Trip Report

Leopard in a tree

Earlier in May Panthera Photo Safaris was back at Kambaku River Lodge for another safari, this time hosted by The Safari Expert – Villiers Steyn, as Lance was in the USA having hip surgery. Below is the trip report from the amazing 4-days spent in Kambaku River Lodge’s underground hide, as well as the game […]

Central Serengeti 2023 Trip Report

Zebra in the central Serengeti

The Central Serengeti is one of the most productive wildlife photography areas anywhere in Africa. The landscape is predominantly vast open plains with scattered acacia thickets, some small slow moving rivers and the most amazing rock formations, called Kopjes (pronounces copies). Our hope for the safari was to photograph predators in these wide open spaces, […]

Amboseli Trip Report


Amboseli is famously known for its herds of big tusked elephants and its incredible views of Mount Kilimanjaro which is located in its neighbouring country Tanzania. Earlier in March of 2023, Panthera Photo Safaris had our first photography workshop in this incredible destination. We started the safari in Nairobi, boarding a small plan from Wilson […]

Kambaku River Lodge Bird hide Safari Trip Report

Panthera Photo Safaris at Kambaku River Lodge - photography hide

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″ ][cs_element_layout_row _id=”2″ ][cs_element_layout_column _id=”3″ ][cs_text _bp_base=”4_4″] In early February Panthera Photo Safaris lead a photographic workshop to Kambaku River Lodge. The goal of this safari was to spend four nights in the eye level photography hide that we helped them build back in 2021. The hide is perfect for photographers who want to […]