Change the Way You See the World with the Wild Eye Blog
Our team post regular content about exciting destinations, photographic tips & tricks, recent trip reports, ‘how to’ guides, wildlife and more.
Whether you’re a regular safari goer, a wildlife photography enthusiast, keen traveler, someone with a sense of adventure, or just looking to learn a little more about wildlife, our blog is for you!
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Behind The Frame: Dazzling Zebra
In this episode of The "Behind The Frame", Series Wild Eye guide Michael Appalsamy sits down to show you just how he would go about editing a panning image of a Dazzle of Zebra. He captured the image while on safari last year. If you are looking to learn a few editing tricks and tips [...]
Navigating your Safari Portal Itinerary and The Travel Portal App
Our tag line of "Change The Way You See The World" requires us to stay on the forefront of technology and systems that improve the quality of our guest's experience whilst simultaneously making our internal workflows and procedures more efficient. For the last 2 years we have been using a platform called Safari Portal to [...]
What’s In My Bag: Mana Pools and Kanga Camp
Welcome to the enchanting realm of Mana Pools National Park, where the heartbeat of the wild echoes through the rustling leaves and the meandering Zambezi River weaves a tale of untouched beauty. Nestled in the northernmost reaches of Zimbabwe, this UNESCO World Heritage Site invites you to embark on a safari adventure like no other. [...]
10 Facts: Northern lights and Orcas
Chasing the Northern Lights and encountering orcas in the wild are two extraordinary experiences that nature offers. Both are rare and elusive, captivating the hearts and minds of those fortunate enough to witness them. In this blog post, we will delve into 5 fascinating facts about each of these natural wonders. From the intelligence and [...]
Places We Love: !Khamab Kalahari Reserve, South Africa
When I hear the word 'Kalahari,' it evokes visions of endless sand, mystery, and pure wilderness. This alone stirs feelings of wonder and discovery in those lucky enough to visit. The Kalahari Desert, which is a phrase that comes from the Tswana word Kgala, meaning 'the great thirst,' is a canvas of massive skies, stars [...]
Behind the Frame: African Wild Dog
In this, the first Behind the Frame episode for 2024, Wild Eye guide Trevor McCall-Peat, sits down to show you just how he would go about editing an image of an African Wild Dog. He captured the image while on safari last year. If you are looking to learn a few editing tricks and tips [...]
A Year With The Nikon Z9
So, I have had the Nikon Z9 for just over a year now (After waiting in line to get one for almost a year). And to be honest, I have loved every minute of the change over from DSLR style cameras to the mirrorless camp. However, there are definitely some things that I love about [...]
How to: Photograph in Cold Environments
As a lover of cold, icy destinations, I'm excited to share some thoughts and tips for photographing in these wonderfully harsh conditions. Whether you're a brand new photographer eager to refine your skills or a well-travelled amateur or pro seeking fresh challenges, this blog post is aimed at helping you navigate the intricacies of photographing [...]
Places we love: Kutali and Chula Camp, Lower Zambezi, Zambia
Situated in Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park lies two perfectly located camps owned and run by Classic Zambia namely Kutali and Chula Camp. Without any super over the top luxury components, both of these camps deliver an experience which is a luxury in its own right, with the main element being the breathtaking location and [...]
The Heart-Attack bird.
Just a good story about the time a bird almost gave me cardiac arrest. Fresh out of university and ready to take on the world, I was extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to take on a dream job for my first working opportunity. Working in the bush was exactly what I wanted to [...]
Safari Gallery: Botswana Wilderness Safari, Okavango Delta
For as long as I can remember, the Botswana Wilderness Safari has been one the highlights of my personal safari calendar. Usually scheduled in the month of November to take advantage of the more economical rates (high season ends at the end of October) and to capture the beauty of the start of the green [...]
Jono Buffey: A New Year for Wild Eye
And just like that 2024 has dawned upon us and we are so looking forward to a new year filled with success, creating happy memories for many of you, implementing sound strategies to successfully continue with our ongoing journey and Changing the way you See the World! We enter our 13th year as a company [...]
Places We Love: Bisate Lodge, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Bisate Lodge is a luxury eco-lodge located in Rwanda, near the renowned Volcanoes National Park and is known for its unique design and stunning location, nestled in the natural beauty of the Virunga mountains. Bisate Lodge is strategically situated to offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes, including the volcanic peaks. It provides an ideal [...]
10 Facts: Elephants
Welcome to the magnificent world of African elephants – the gentle giants with ears so big, you'll wonder if they've tuned into the latest gossip on the savannah radio! These large animals are the four-legged superstars of the African landscape, boasting impressive trunks, a love for mud baths, and a memory that puts your smartphone [...]
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 [...]
And with that, the curtains close on another stunning year of safari at Wild Eye! Thank you all so much for being apart of our journey and thank you kindly for allowing us to be apart of yours. What an incredible year 2023 was both in the office and out in the field. We hope [...]
The Guide’s Top Moments of 2023
We recently asked the Wild Eye guides to tell us what their favourite image and moment of 2023 was. And the results were incredible! Of course, as photographers we are all chasing "those shots" but really at the end of the day, travel and specifically going on safari is a deeply meaningful experience. An [...]
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 [...]
What Safaris am I leading in 2024?
As 2023 comes to an end, I find myself reflecting, reminiscing on the past year, but also looking at 2024 and the safaris to come next year and what makes them so special.. It is an exploration into the untamed, where the boundaries of familiarity dissolve, and the wild reveals its secrets in a mesmerizing [...]
My 5 Favourite Images 0f 2023 and Why
As we come to the end of 2023, I thought I would share 5 of my favourite images with all of you. They may not be my best images, but each image holds a special memory and I want to share the story behind each image and why it is a highlight for me. Looking [...]
Places We Love: Mombo Camp, Botswana’s Okavango Delta
Mombo is known by many as "The Place of Plenty" and for good reason. Plenty in terms of game viewing, luxury, space, food and activities. Its easy to see why Mombo has earned its place at the very top of the list of the camps to visit when exploring Botswan's Okavango Delta. Wilderness Mombo Camp [...]