Buffalo 1 – Vehicle 0

Just a good story about the time a buffalo bull destroyed a Landrover. This story always pops to mind when guests ask me to tell them about crazy moments that I have experienced as a guide.  Without giving too much away, allow me to set the scene somewhat.  Buffalo are large and extremely powerful animals. [...]

Best Of The Serengeti Safari

With the 2024 edition of our ever-popular Best of Serengeti safari done and dusted, what better way to start this blog post than with a tally of the prolific species we encountered along the way? In just under two weeks we saw a total of 219 cats! 180 lion, 59 males, 35 cubs (5 age [...]

Welcome to 2024!

Welcome to 2024! As we all get to start off the new year on a clean slate, it's impossible not to feel a sense of excitement and anticipation for all the wonderful adventures that lie ahead. The start of a new year brings with it endless possibilities and the promise of new experiences. I for [...]

My Top 2023 Safari Images

Wow... What a tough task this was. After a year of incredibly action packed adventures, this blog will showcase my top image from each safari I hosted in 2023. Best Of The Serengeti 2023 Best Of Serengeti Trip Report One image does not do any safari justice and so if you'd like to find out [...]

2024 Safari’s

And just like that, another busy safari year is a wrap. Thinking back, the memories and incredible moments the many guests I had the privilege of hosting and I now get to cherish is something no words will ever describe. Looking ahead at my 2024 Safari's, I cannot believe that my scheduled tours calendar is [...]

Amazing Apps For The Road – SnapSeed

In this three part blog/video series I showcase amazing apps for the road that I use on every single safari that I host. If you're only seeing this series now, you've missed the first two. Feel free to follow the links below in which I showcase two of my favourite apps: Amazing Apps For The [...]

Amazing Apps For The Road – Unfold

In this three part blog/video series I showcase amazing apps for the road that I use on every single safari that I host. If you're only seeing this series now, you've missed one... Feel free to follow the link below in which I showcase my absolute favourite app: Amazing Apps For The Road - CapCut [...]

Amazing Apps For The Road – CapCut

In this three part blog/video series I showcase amazing apps for the road that I use on every single safari that I host. Starting it off with my favourite and most used app: CapCut This app is a free video editor that is so versatile and easy-to-use. In addition to its basic features, such as [...]

Best Of Mana Pools Trip Report 2023

To best understand just how incredible our recent adventure in Mana Pools was, feel free to watch the video below. In it I explain our day to day and show case some of the very special moments we enjoyed and managed to capture throughout the three destinations we visit during the Best Of Mana Pools. [...]

Private Tswalu Safari Trip Report 2023

To best understand just how incredible our recent adventure in Tswalu was, feel free to watch the video below. In it I explain our day to day and show case some of the very special moments we enjoyed and managed to capture throughout the trip. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is a vast, magical land of infinite [...]

Behind The Frame: The Best Of The Serengeti

In this episode in the Behind The Frame series, Michael Laubscher shares a Lightroom edit of an image of a lioness on a koppie overlooking the plains of the Serengeti. This moment was captured during the Best of the Serengeti safari of February 2021. What's not to love about the Serengeti? It's iconic in every [...]

The Science Of Lenses

Are you already intimidated? No need to worry. The science of lenses is not as scary as it seems. It can go really deep but in this blog I’d like to simplify this for you somewhat. I would like to help you understand lenses better and/or provide you with a bit of information that may [...]

Camera Sensor Technology

Understanding camera sensor technology is very important as this is the backbone of any digital photography system. This small piece of technology plays a crucial role in determining image quality. A camera sensor is a light-sensitive device that captures the light that enters the camera and converts it into an electronic signal. The resulting signal [...]

Mid-Year Safari Highlights

As I am half way through my 2023 safaris, I decided to write this very short blog for all of you to show off my mid-year safari highlights. It truly is a beautiful thing for mind, body, and spirit to take some time daily for reflection. Since everything is a reflection of our minds, everything [...]

Behind The Frame: Masai Mara Wildlife Photography Workshop

In this episode in the Behind The Frame series, Michael Laubscher shares a Lightroom Edit of an image of a male leopard and a spotted hyena feeding on the same carcass captured during the Masai Mara Wildlife Photography Workshop in November 2022. The Masai Mara offers incredible photographic opportunity outside of the typical migration period. [...]

Best Of Uganda Trip Report May/June 2023

To best understand just how incredible our recent adventure in Uganda was, feel free to watch the video below. In it I explain the itinerary and show case some of the very special moments we enjoyed and managed to capture throughout the trip. Best Of Uganda Trip Report May/June 2023 The forests form a guests [...]

Full Frame vs Crop Sensor Cameras

The endless debate between full frame vs crop sensor cameras will never die. Each to his own budget is what I always say. There are pros and cons to each and I hope this blog clarifies this for you somewhat. Let us start at the very beginning… A full frame camera and a crop sensor [...]

Focus Modes vs Focus Areas

          I know just how messy Focus Modes vs Focus Areas can get in one’s head. I think back to my early days with camera in hand... so many things to remember right? Well I am here to hopefully provide simple clarity. The two (modes & areas) are very different concepts [...]

First Aid Qualification

By law, all field guides in South Africa need to have a valid first aid certificate in order to legally guide. We are proud to say that our guides have always been and still hold a valid first aid qualification. Last week we had Andrew Miller, founder and owner of S.M.A.R.T. Response in the Wild [...]

The Importance of Focus in Photography

Without focus, there is no photograph. Well, at least not one people want to look at for more than a mere second. So the importance of focus in photography is everything really. In my opinion, it over rules exposure. I say this because you as the photographer will have good room for error on this [...]

Best Of Serengeti Trip Report 2023

We have decided to put a slight twist to this particular trip report. Instead of us writing about the experience and flooding this blog with images, we as the hosts of the trip decided to record a video and speak you through the incredible safari we recently returned from. Overlayed in the video of Johan [...]