Danielle Carstens2019-08-16T08:37:58+00:00

Danielle Carstens

Danielle is a born and bred South African and has a deep-rooted love for Africa and the world’s wilder places and growing up, no opportunity was missed to explore the hidden treasures of South Africa and its’ neighbouring countries on vacations with her family. She completed her degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Pretoria but exchanged the city life for a life closer to the bush and settled in Nelspruit. After completing The New York Institute of Photography’s Professional Photography course, her passion grew into a career and she has since freelanced as a photographic guide in the Timbavati and Klaserie regions as well as in Botswana’s Chobe and Mashatu Game Reserves. She enjoys travelling and has explored various corners of the world of which Madagascar, Namibia, Sudan and Peru were photographically rewarding.

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presented itself when she was appointed as one of Pangolin’s full-time photographic hosts in 2019 and she can now share in the joy of capturing the world’s most unique wildlife with other like-minded photographers.

What’s in my bag

Nikon D750

Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8

Tamron 15-35mm f/2.8

AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon TC-14E III

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AF D

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Suggested Tours


Botswana in Focus

Type: Photo Workshop
Where: Botswana
When: June – August 2020
Duration: 10 Days
Price from: USD6,550


Ultimate Pangolin Safari

Type: Bespoke Safari
Where: Zim, Botswana, S. Africa
When: All year round
Duration: 14-21 Days
Price from: USD6,500


Best of Chobe

Type: Budget Safari
Where: Botswana
When: April – August 2020
Duration: 7 Days
Price from: USD2,950