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

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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

Mara Migration with Pangolin 2019 (7 Days)

We have limited places left on our 2019 dates hosted by Guts, Janine, Charl and Sabine as well as our Mara specialist guides and their custom photo vehicles. This amazing 7-day package includes a flight in a hot air balloon as well as in our chartered helicopter for amazing aerial imagery. From $6,450

Antarctica Photo Safari 2020 (20 Days)

Each year Guts travels with clients to “The White Desert” in search of beautiful imagery in The Falklands, South Georgia and The Antarctic Peninsula. On board a private charter we visit at the optimum time of year for a three-week cruise filled with awe inspiring scenery and wildlife. From $17,995