Different seasons on Safari

Different safari seasons can give you totally different experiences, many of which a lot of people are not aware of. In short, there is no bad time to be on safari, but certain areas tend to peak at different times of the year. Here is a breakdown on which places might be best to visit [...]

What does a safari cost?

“The only man I envy is the man that has not yet been to Africa, for he has so much to look forward to.” This is one of the quotes that we truly stand by at Wild Eye. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the joy on guests' faces when they visit Africa for [...]

What is the best Safari in Africa?

When people begin to plan their perfect safari it often leads them to the age old question - "What is the best safari in Africa?" Now, the answer isn't always as easy as The Wild Eye Mara Camp but there are a few things that people consider when deciding on where to go. One of [...]

International Leopard Day

In life and certainly in nature, each species on earth has its unique role to play in maintaining an extensive environmental balance. Every year on the 3rd May is the celebration of International Leopard Day. In an ongoing attempt to increase awareness of the importance of this species, this is a day that celebrates leopards and attempts [...]

Experiencing The Masai Mara for the first time

The first time that I experienced The Masai Mara as well as The Wild Eye Mara Camp are memories that I will cherish forever. From the quality of wildlife sightings, the vastness of the open plains, the abundance of animals and certainly the experiences with our East African family, its hard to sum up what [...]

Where to start with your photography

Photography can be a frightening hobby to take on in the beginning... Shutter Speed, Aperture, Iso, Metering modes. These are just a few of the basic terms that one should know in photography and they are intimidating words when you don't know what they mean! Well, to make you feel better we all had to start [...]

11 Points you should know about the Canon Mirrorless system

Roger Machin is the head of marketing for Canon South Africa and has been working for Canon for more than 25 years. He recently came to the Wild Eye office to give the guides a presentation on the Canon Mirrorless System. I thought that I would share a few things that I learnt about the [...]

This is why you should be excited to travel to the Masai Mara

Having never been to the Masai Mara myself, one day seeing everything that there is on offer is a thrilling thought  for me. When one thinks about the Masai Mara, immediately your first thought is the great migration. Hundreds and thousands of animals in line of sight is enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed. All [...]

Michael Appalsamy – I’m just living out my boyhood dream

In short, I am just living out a young boy’s dream.  Now, for a little bit of detail. Growing up as a young boy I use to go to the bush on many occasions with my father. Whether it was taking the dogs to the local dam to do some fishing or going away on our [...]