Charl Stols

Charl Stols born and raised in South Africa. He began his journey in photography when he took a position on a cruise vessel as a resident photographer in 2003. The cruise ship was not only the place he discovered a passion for photography but also the place where Charl met his wife Sabine who is since sharing that passion with him.

Being from South Africa it was always a dream to become a wildlife photographer which is why we spent most of our vacations in the National Parks of Africa. Charl and Sabine were very fortunate to make their dream come true when they were offered positions as photographic hosts by Pangolin Photo Safaris in 2015.

What’s in my bag

Canon 1Dx MK I

Canon 1Dx MK II

Canon 5D MK II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro USM

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II

Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II

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Suggested Tours

Botswana in Focus (10 Days)

This hosted safari is available in June, July and August each year and incorporates the best of The Chobe along with three nights in The Okavango Delta. This itinerary starts on set dates with groups of up to eight photographers escorted by a Pangolin Photo Host throughout. From $6,550

Ultimate Pangolin Photo Safari (14 Days)

Travelling from Victoria Falls to the shores of Cape Town is the quintessential Southern Africa safari itinerary. This safari takes in the glorious Victoria Falls, the best of Botswana and the beauty and energy of The Mother City in one seamless photo safari itinerary. From $6,500

Best of Chobe (7 Days)

The Best of The Chobe visits the Pangolin Mobile Camp as well as the Pangolin Chobe Hotel. This combination ensures that you will have very diverse sightings throughout the safari accompanied by a Pangolin Photo Host to help you get plenty of great shots. Cameras and lenses included. From $2,950

The Great Migration 2020 (8 days)

Our annual pilgrimage to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth in Kenya’s Masai Mara. This 8-day safari is hosted by the Pangolin Photo Hosts and our Mara specialist guides. We use custom photo vehicles and this package includes a magical hot air balloon flight along the Mara River. From $6,950