Cute & Fluffy tigers

DATES 24 May – 1 June 2024xEXTRA TOUR
GENRE wildlife
TOUR LEADERS Marsel van Oosten and Daniella Sibbing
FEE 9500 EURO from Johannesburg, South Africa
SINGLE SUPPL. please see below *
GROUP SIZE 6 participants
LEVEL all experience levels

End of June 2023 tiger cubs were born in Tiger Canyon and we’ll be spending a full week with them end of May! Our Tiger Toddler trip in april was such a big success that we thought we should do it again and offer it to more guests, before the toddlers are mature! So… make use of the opportunity NOW and come to Tiger Canyon with us.

* Single rooms
It’s good to point out that there are just three guest rooms in the lodge. Because of this, we would rather have 6 people sharing a room on this tour. Should we receive requests for single rooms, we are going to have less guests on the tour. We however need to pay off exclusive use of the lodge, regardless of the number of guests. Because of this, the single supplement is higher than normal on our tours. If you would like to join us in May and prefer to have a single room, the single supplement is 5700 euro.

This tour offers you unique opportunities to photograph tigers in the best photographic conditions possible. We travel in a very small group and use private vehicles where you have your own row of seats.

Tiger Canyon is the best place on earth to photograph wild tigers. There is no comparison. We were one of the pioneers in hosting photographic tiger safaris here, and we are proud to have put Tiger Canyon firmly on the tiger photography map. For 11 years already, we have run tours to this amazing place and are still as excited about it as on our first visit. In all those years, we have seen Tiger Canyon grow bigger and more professional while keeping its wonderful out-of-the-ordinary character. It has really stolen our hearts!

This year, we hosted two tours at Tiger Canyon which were a big succes. Tiger cubs are some of the cutest and most photogenic creatures in our universe and beyond, so it was all very exciting. We concentrated on photographing the famous white tigress Tibo — the world’s only wild white tiger. All her three cubs are orange, as the father is dark in color, so there is a beautiful contrast between cubs and mom.

Another reason to go now, is that young tigers are much more active than adult tigers, and since there are now three of them, there will be a lot of interaction. Great for photography!

This is why we have decided to run another Tiger Toddlers tour. End of May, the cubs will be 11 months old. No longer tiny and fluffy, but still much smaller than an adult tiger and a lot more playful. It is the interaction and the play-fighting that we are most interested in.

So if you have a gap in your calendar and you like the idea of shooting at a tiger playground, let us know!

In Johannesburg we stay at an airport hotel. At the tiger sanctuary we stay in a luxury lodge located within the tiger reserve.

Tigers in Africa? Yes. The tiger is highly endangered, and Asia is struggling to keep the numbers from dropping even further. Bad for the tiger, and bad for photography – tiger safaris in India can be pretty frustrating. On this tour we will take you to a revolutionary tiger sanctuary where tigers roam free in stunning scenery. You are virtually guaranteed to see tigers on every drive, and you can photograph their natural behavior in various surroundings; hunting, playing, relaxing, and even swimming.

“I wanted to thank you for a wonderful trip. It was truly an unique experience. It was the best trip I have taken from a true photography perspective. I have traveled with three other photo tours. They would make arrangements to get a nice picture of an animal. But not the best picture possible. Not something unique or different. This was why your tour was so much better. You are both very conscious of lighting and angles, creating a beautiful image. In addition I really learned something from Marsel’s review sessions. I have never been able to say before that I am a better photographer, but I can after traveling with you. I have a long way to go, so I am planning to enjoy more trips with you in the future.” -Bill Phillips, USA


  • local transport
  • return flight to & from Bloemfontein
  • accommodation (8 nights)
  • all meals
  • drinks
  • park fees
  • image reviews
  • field instructions
  • workshops


  • International flight(s)
  • travel and cancellation insurance
  • personal items (snacks, etc)
  • gratuities

For your information, we also have a link to our Terms & Conditions for you.

If you would like to take out cancellation insurance for a tour, it needs to be arranged upon booking. You can get cancellation insurance through a third party, or we can arrange it for you, but ONLY if you live in The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany. For more information go to: