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Paul Allin   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: January 2022 Reviewed: Mar 14, 2022

Email Paul Allin  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

great, down to earth, hands on experience in a stunning location
5/5

Amazing experience and learned a lot to improve my photography skills. Seen the bush and know how to take nice pictures, but looking for something more then this is certainly something to consider!

Jurgens   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: June 2021 Reviewed: Mar 14, 2022

Email Jurgens  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Photographic Safari
5/5

Amazing photographic safari! Well organized from the beginning to the end. Thank you Kirstin and Lance for this wonderful experience.

Jennifer Lombard   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: August 2021 Reviewed: Mar 10, 2022

Email Jennifer Lombard

Excellent safari experience. Our hosts were incredibly attentive and the sightings phenomenal
5/5

We will definitely return to experience more of what Panthera has to offer. I wholeheartedly recommend this outfit. Lance and Kirsten work very hard to ensure the guest receives top service.

Joan Darcy   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: September 2021 Reviewed: Mar 10, 2022

Email Joan Darcy  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Knowledgeable, caring, great hosts and customer focussed.
5/5

This is one of many times I have enjoyed a trip with Lance and Kirsten of Panthera Photo Safaris. I am a keen amateur photographer and I have always come away with great images and wonderful memories. Lance is an award winning wildlife photographer but takes time to give individual attention to the guests. Kirsten is a friendly efficient hostess. I will not hesitate to book more safaris with them and highly recommend this experience to all.

Eloise Mcknight   –  
New Zealand NZ
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Mar 10, 2022

Email Eloise Mcknight  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Friendly, attentive, professional and fun!
5/5

I've had the pleasure of going on a Safari with Lance and Kirstin in one of the private Safari camps in South Africa.
Lance is an excellent photographic guide and willingly shares with you his expertise knowledge to ensure you capture the best photos possible.
He takes the time to talk you through which settings to use on your camera and when to change the settings (like the changing lights throughout the day,) how to take more advanced photos (like panning) and how to do some basic editing. He also has exceptional knowledge of the native wildlife and plants and animals behavior because of his past experience as a guide. Lance ensures that his guests always get the best possible views of each of the sightings - even if it means that he himself cannot see at all from where he is seated in the car - and gives each guest equal opportunity to take photos and not miss out.

Kirstin is an excellent front-of-house, she is always warm and welcoming and makes sure you have what you need whilst on Safari and makes your stay very special. She always ensures that she is readily available if her guests need her and also plans and helps to cook all of the meals for each trip (the food is absolutely amazing and it's had to believe you're eating that well out in the bush).

Both Lance and Kirstin take genuine interests in all of their guests and it is nice having dinner with them each night and sharing stories and the photo's we've taken that day.

I absolutely highly recommend to go on a Safari with Panthera Photo Safar's if you have the opportunity to, you won't regret it!

Nicola   –  
New Zealand NZ
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Mar 10, 2022

Email Nicola  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Highly professional couple providing the best in photography and wildlife safaris.
5/5

I have had the pleasure of going on safaris with Lance and kirstin from Panthera Photo Safaris.
They specialize in photographic trips for novice to expert level photography.
Lance is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of photography and ensures you get the best possible results.
We traveled to Mashatu game reserve and one of the highlights were the 3 hide sessions we booked. The hide is built for photographers and with Lance's tutoring with various camera techniques we got absolutely stunning photos.
Lance is very knowledgeable in all aspects of photography but also has an immense knowledge of all the wildlife and flora in the reserves from his guiding days.
Kirstin is a fabulous hostess ensuring you are always pampered and looked after so well. Nothing is too much trouble with Kirstin.
I have done several trips with Lance as my guide over the last 8 years.. including Okavango Delta, Chobe, Victoria Falls, and Zambezi river, Serengeti, Masai Mara and Sabi Sands.
I can highly recommend traveling with Lance and Kirstin from Panthera Photo Safaris, you won't be disappointed.

Mark Needham   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2016 Reviewed: Mar 9, 2022

Email Mark Needham  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Excellent!
5/5

We met Lance and Kirstin at Tswalu Kalahari in July 2016. Lance was our guide and his enthusiasm on the truck was contagious. Also, as a photographer he knew exactly where to park for us to get great photos and went the extra mile to get us memorable, rare sightings (2 pangolin, aardvark and aardwolf on 1 drive!!).

His knowledge of the wildlife and the area was outstanding too. Since 2016, we’ve become good friends and have even had him join us at &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp for an afternoon.

He and Kirstin are a down to earth, hardworking, fun, and honest couple who love wildlife and giving people the greatest experience possible. We look forward to spending time with them again in the bush very soon.

Leanne Santana   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: February 2022 Reviewed: Mar 9, 2022

Email Leanne Santana  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Fabulous
5/5

I Have been on several photographic Safaris with Lance and Kirsten and had the most amazing time. Lance has extensive knowledge and has an ability to put things across in an easy manner and with the utmost patience. I have only become a better photographer because of his assistance and can highly recommend doing a trip with him. They make an excellent team ! Reliable, friendly and both so helpful - money well spent

Katie Nicole   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: June 2021 Reviewed: Mar 9, 2022

Email Katie Nicole  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Expert Photographic Advice and Fun!
5/5

We went on their Photographic Workshop to Walkers in the Timbavati and honestly not only did we learn alot but we also had a great amount of fun. Lance is incredibly informative with the photography aspect of the trip and his editing sessions were life changing, Kirstin is a fabulous hostess ensuring everyone was well fed and cared for. Together they form a great team and are lots of fun and comfortable to be around! The trip was well organised and all our dietary needs were met.

I couldn't recommend Panthera Photo Safaris more, for both a safari operator and a booking agent!

Remo Engelbrecht   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: March 2022 Reviewed: Mar 9, 2022

Email Remo Engelbrecht  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Lance is a unbelievable chap ...excellent knowledge on photography and wildlife...very nice of humo.
5/5

Lance is a unbelievable chap ...excellent knowledge on photography and wildlife...very nice of humor..

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