Best Of Pantanal Trip Report

What an amazing 13 day adventure this was. The six guests and I started our journey exploring southern Pantanal where our main focus was to find the two anteater species, the Giant Anteater and the Southern Tamandua. We succeeded! In saying this, the area is not only great for the larger mammals. It's an absolute gem [...]

2022 Best Of Mana Pools Trip Report

What an adventure this was! This incredible eleven-day adventure took our small group of only  five guests into three different areas within Mana Pools. This safari is a unique experience as it offers the opportunity to explore both the wildlife-rich floodplain as well as "the last waterhole" further inland known as Kanga Pan, as well [...]

An Adventure In Namibia

It is quite crazy to think that I have just returned from an adventure in Namibia that only went into planning about six months ago. To provide some context, I received the following mail a few months back from the guest I recently hosted on this private guided safari in Namibia; "Hi Michael, So lovely [...]

The Best Of Serengeti Trip Report

Johan & I recently returned from one incredible adventure in Tanzania. This time round we've decided to do things a bit different. Usually trip reports feature guide images but we're changing it up for once. The Best of Serengeti trip report will be more of an external perspective. Speaking of perspective, the following list will [...]

A Safari In April

Has your dream been to go on safari in April? Or perhaps to just go on a safari? You're in luck! The Amboseli & Lake Nakuru safari is around the corner (19-29 April 2022) and we have only one space left on this safari. Over the past four years, this safari has produced absolute magic [...]

My Recent Adventure

I promise, this blog won't keep you long. The soul purpose of it is to show you what we got to experience on my recent adventure. The two guests I hosted on this privately guided safari had joined us in the Masai Mara last year. What a great couple! When they reached out to plan [...]

The Magic of the Mara – The Great Migration Explained

The two words ‘Great Migration’ give rise to a common thought. Millions of wildebeest alongside hundreds of thousands of zebra amongst a few other species crossing the formidable water of the Mara river. This thought is not wrong but there is so much more to it. The continual milling chaos of the year round great [...]

Private Safari At Dulini

Before we get started, Happy New Year to you all! May it be a year full of exciting  adventures, love and joy. Speaking of adventure, can you think of a better way to start a year than on Safari; better yet, a private safari at Dulini Private Game Reserve. I recently returned form a six [...]

2022 Safaris

Crazy to think that 2021 is drawing to a close! A whole new year awaits and we have so much to look forward to. I am so excited to get back out into the field to do what I do best and I do hope that you can join me on a few of my [...]

That Magical Campfire

Tomorrow I jet off to Kenya! I'll be hosting a group of guests in our very own camp in the Masai Mara. There are so many things to look forward to but there is one thing that stands out.  I honestly cannot wait to find myself around that magical campfire again. There is just something [...]

Instagram Tip

It's about time I share an Instagram tip with all of you. Instagram has been a part of my life for many years now. Over the years, I have done well to maximize the platform in building a respective following. In saying that, for any of my followers reading this blog and/or watching this video, [...]

An Eight Week Adventure

Where do I even start describing what an eight week adventure is even like… Maybe at the beginning right? Well; it all started on 24 July as I jetted out of South Africa for Kenya and this honestly feels like years ago. The list of safaris below are where I was exploring during this eight [...]

Best Of Mana Pools Trip Report

Even though I’m still currently hosting a private safari in Hwange National Park, I’ve decided to find the time to share a brief Best of Mana Pools trip report. Now when I speak of “finding the time”, let’s share a bit of recent history here… I’ve been on the road, hosting safaris for just over [...]

The Best Of Uganda Trip Report

I know this is well overdue. Rather late than never they say. With that said, please allow me a few minutes of your time to share the Best of Uganda trip report with you. On 24 May 2021, I set off on a three week adventure into Uganda. I had hosted one of our 11 [...]

The Start Of The 2021 Wild Eye Mara Season

The wait is over!!! Today I am privileged to let you all know that the 2021 Wild Eye Mara Season is a go! In the same breath, what a phenomenal start it was. The special moments our guests were blessed with; both in the field and in the camp, were numerous and pretty much endless, [...]

Uganda Awaits

I cannot believe that I'll be typing the following words... Uganda awaits!!! We will be arriving in Uganda in exactly a week from now for what will be one incredible adventure. After what has been a long wait, the following quote by E. M. Forster cannot be more suitable; We must be willing to let [...]

Places We Love: Jamala Lodge Madikwe

Welcome to the places we love: Jamala Lodge Madikwe. Jamala Madikwe, Royal Safari Lodge is a luxury boutique safari lodge in South Africa’s North West Province in Madikwe Game Reserve. Owner-managed and run, the lodge offers an intimate bush experience, where personal service and attention to detail are the cornerstones of every waking moment. The [...]

Amboseli & Lake Nakuru Highlights

I have recently returned from what was an incredible safari throughout Kenya. In this short blog I will be sharing the Amboseli & Lake Nakuru highlights with all of you. These two destinations never seem to disappoint me. They offer endless photographic and truly special wildlife moments every single time. Apart from that, this 10 [...]

Keep The Momentum Going

Every journey in life must start with the first step. From that point onwards, it's crucial to keep the momentum going. Now for any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action (the first step). This action becomes multiplied by the masses, and is made tangible when leadership changes course due to [...]

Happy Moments

Speaking of happy moments, when was your last? Thinking back...I have been so blessed over the past year. Happy moments have been numerous considering this unprecedented situation we have all been navigating. Remember, you and only you are responsible for your happiness. Waiting for someone else to make you happy is the best way to [...]

No Light Photography

No light photography... You must be wondering what mind altering parasite has found its way into my brain. I'm pleased to say that my brain is still in good health and that no light photography is a possibility. Wait, let me rephrase; almost no light photography is a possibility. When it comes to photography, light [...]