Places We Love: More Quarters and Cape Cadogan

Cape Town remains one of the most visited cities in South Africa, in Africa for that matter. It is truly a special place, boasting of the world’s most iconic places, including a World Heritage site, Table Mountain. For someone travelling to Cape Town, dependent on their purpose, accommodation is almost always a requirement.  On my […]

Places We Love: Tintswalo Atlantic | Cape Town | South Africa

Located on Chapmans Peak drive in the famous Table Mountain National Park overlooking Hout Bay, lies this jewel of a place. Tintswalo Atlantic is one of my favourite places that I have been to in a very long time. Tucked away right on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, a stay here will be in […]

When Lion Cubs Meet a Leopard Tortoise in Hwange National Park

During a recent safari to Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park we were treated to a very special afternoon with a group of 6 young lion cubs around the Ngweshla Waterhole. As we arrived we saw the curious cohort gathered around a small Leopard tortoise. Given their interest levels, I’m pretty sure they had only just discovered […]

Three Videos to sum up the Odzala Experience

I've just returned from another very special expedition through the Republic Of Congo's Odzala-Kokua National Park. Our 8 night journey saw us spending a night at the wonderful Radisson Blu hotel in Brazzaville before boarding our internal flight to the Odzala-Kokua National Park. For those of you not familiar with the details of our Odzala [...]

MalaMala and Mashatu Safari | southern Africa’s Predator Haven

As a photographer you are always looking to put yourself in an opportunity rich environment in order to increase the chances of lady luck delivering something extraordinary. I can say with honesty and first hand experience that the MalaMala and Mashatu safari itinerary does exactly that. Two iconic destinations, 8 nights, 2 photographic hide sessions, […]

Changing the way you see Green Season Safaris

I've just returned from a two week long safari through the Southern regions of Tanzania as we explored the Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve (now Nyerere National Park). This safari was scheduled at this time of the year specifically to make the most of the green season and provide a sharp contrast to [...]

The Odzala Expedition | Odzala-Kokua National Park

If you think you know Africa, come to the Congo for a perspective-altering experience. The Odzala Expedition. Here, your mind is blown by the sheer vastness of the Congo Basin and your lungs are filled by the freshest air in the world. Between rainforests, savannahs, rivers, mineral-rich baïs and swamps, you undertake an epic adventure […]

The Botswana Wilderness Safari

It took me a long time to craft the Botswana Wilderness Safari itinerary. I wanted to make sure that the itinerary was going to proivide guests who would possibly on ever epxlore this region once in their lifetime got a true sense of the diversity of the Okavanago Delta. Eventually, I was able to find a […]

Inside the Greg Mortimer – Your base for our Antarctica Expedition

In February 2021 Gerry van der Walt and Andrew Beck, co-founders of Wild Eye, will be hosting our very first Antarctica Expedition on board the Greg Mortimer. In true expedition style we encourage exploration and adventure, by offering flexibility in challenging environments in a way that puts you among the action to see and do […]

Places We Love: Beho Beho Safari Camp | Selous Game Reserve | Tanzania

Beho Beho was the first camp to be sited in The Selous Game Reserve, not on the banks, or the flood plains of the mighty Rufiji River, but in the cooler highlands so as to enjoy the ‘cooling breezes’ from which its name derives. Always designated as a ‘private camp’ it has fiercely protected its […]

Places We Love: Chitabe Camp | Okavanago Delta | Botswana

Situated on a beautiful old tree-island in a prime wilderness locale in the south-east of the Okavango Delta, Chitabe Camp is built on raised decks to provide superb views across an expansive floodplain. Thanks to its mosaic of habitats, a plethora of plains game is seen on day and night drives as well as guided […]

Guest Blog: The Amboseli Experience

Recent guest Laura Galbraith returned for her third Wild Eye Safari and joined us for the very first Amboseli and Masai Mara Safari. This trip combines 1 night in Nairobi on arrival in Kenya followed by 5 nights in Amboseli National Park, finishing with 6 nights in the Wild Eye Mara Camp. Laura shares her […]

Guest Blog: The Amboseli Experience

Recent guest Laura Galbraith returned for her third Wild Eye Safari and joined us for the very first Amboseli and Masai Mara Safari. This trip combines 1 night in Nairobi on arrival in Kenya followed by 5 nights in Amboseli National Park, finishing with 6 nights in the Wild Eye Mara Camp. Laura shares her […]

5 Exciting Destinations to compliment your Masai Mara Safari Experience

The Masai Mara is without a doubt one of Africa’s most iconic wildlife areas, drawing many tourists from around the world each year. Regardless of whether you are wanting to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration during the peak season or if you’re simply wanting experience the raw beauty and diversity of the region out of […]

5 Exciting Destinations to compliment your Masai Mara Safari Experience

The Masai Mara is without a doubt one of Africa’s most iconic wildlife areas, drawing many tourists from around the world each year. Regardless of whether you are wanting to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration during the peak season or if you’re simply wanting experience the raw beauty and diversity of the region out of […]

10 Safari Highlights of 2019

It’s always good to take stock of the experiences and moments one has shared at the end of a long year of safaris. Its something I’ve done to an extent in the past but I really wanted to share some of the spectacular safari highlights of 2019 with you all. I think that 2019 has […]

10 Safari Highlights of 2019

It’s always good to take stock of the experiences and moments one has shared at the end of a long year of safaris. Its something I’ve done to an extent in the past but I really wanted to share some of the spectacular safari highlights of 2019 with you all. I think that 2019 has […]

Planning a Custom Tour in Africa

Planning a custom tour to Africa can seem like quite a daunting task at first. Where do we go? How long do we spend in each destination? What will we see? What time of year is best? How do we get form point A to point B? Thats where we step in to assist you […]

Revealed: The brand New Greg Mortimer ship sets sail in the Antarctic

With the delivery of the Greg Mortimer, Aurora Expeditions are excited to release the first preview of interior images of their new ship which we will be using for our 2021 Antarctica Expedition hosted by Gerry van der Walt and Andrew Beck. Proudly named after Aurora Expeditions’ adventurous co-founder, this 104-metre ship is their very first, […]

Scenic Helicopter Flights Over The Okavango Delta

Scenic helicopter flights over Botswana’s Okavango Delta is an opportunity you cant afford to miss. Moments after departing you’ll enjoy the breath-taking views seen only from a helicopter. Experience the crystal-clear water channels meandering their way through lagoons, while journeying deep into the lush green flood plains to explore the abundant wildlife of the Okavango […]

How and what to pack for a Safari

Travelling to Africa on safari is an exciting adventure but one of the most frequently asked questions revolves around what and how to pack. With strict weight restrictions on internal flights between camps, packing can sometimes present a bit of a challenge. I thought I'd share the gear and methodology behind my packing for safari. [...]