African safaris designed by photographers for photographers

Africa’s premier Photographic Safari operator

Welcome to our website. Whether you are an avid photographer with years of experience or you are just starting your journey into the wonderful world of wildlife photography, Pangolin Photo Safaris will have the perfect safari for you. If you want to spend time with a top wildlife guide on a specialist workshop, learn the basics or maybe just spend time with your camera in some of the best locations in the world then Pangolin is the safari company for you.

We look forward to welcoming you on a Pangolin Photo Safari very soon but first please browse through our packages, workshops and itineraries, then let our expert travel planners design your perfect photo safari. We are committed to making your African photographic safari dreams a reality.

Most Popular Safaris

Pangolin in The Chobe, Botswana

Uniquely, we offer a fully catered for photographic safari experience in The Chobe - located in Botswana. We have custom built boats and vehicles with eight photographic seats on each. These seats can swivel around allowing you to always get the perfect shot. For those clients who are new to photographic safaris, we even supply state of the art digital SLR cameras with large zoom lenses.

We have one camera for every seat! We have carefully developed a range of multiple day photographic safaris and workshops in Chobe and one day photo tours. This is to suit every level of experience and a range of dates to suit even the most time constrained photographer.

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Guest Reviews

The Pangolin workshop was absolutely terrific. All the travel arrangement worked like a charm - no hitches...The guy who leads the workshop, and owns Pangolin, “Guts” Swanepoel is simply an amazing guy. Delightful manner and an extremely knowledgeable photographer. The workshop can take a near beginner to a fair level of competence. The first day is like Photography 101 - he explains shutter, aperture and ISO. Day 1 - only shot in aperture. Day 2 only in shutter speed mode, Day 3 - full Manual! Exactly as described on their website.

Michael F. 9/2015

I highly recommend Pangolin Photo Safaris to anyone interested in photography. I had high expectations due to their amazing feedback and reviews on Trip Advisor and I certainly was not disappointed. I booked 5 days with Pangolin and thoroughly enjoyed every second. I look forward to spending more time with them in the future. Thanks Pangolin for welcoming me so warmly to your family and making me time in Botswana so amazing!

Jayne F. – Australia 8/2015

Pangolin is a great and diverse safari group. They try their hardest to fit your itinerary to  your dream. I would travel with them again...and again.

Johan M. – South Africa 7/2015

You guys rock ! Thank you for a pleasant experience that we will never forget.

Richard D. – United Kingdom 5/2015

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