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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: Arctic Landscape

Are you looking to improve your photography editing skills, specifically your wildlife photography editing skills? if you answered yes, then our Behind the Frame series is just for you! Join our expert photographic guides on the last Friday of every month, as they talk you through various editing styles of many different species from many [...]

Trip Report: Namibian Private Safari 2024

What an adventure this Namibian Private Safari was! In my 2022 Namibia Trip Report I wrote the following: " The country is so much more than you would ever expect it to be!" If unimaginable diversity, incredible experiences, raw natural beauty, soul fueling moments, great people, were a country - Namibia!" Having recently revisited, I [...]

Trip Report: Madikwe May 2024

One of my all time favourite places to visit here in South Africa is the one and only Madikwe Game Reserve. In May, 2024 I had the privilege of hosting one of our Madikwe Safari for a week with a group of 5 guests and in this trip report I am going to share some [...]

Places We Love: Olakira Migration Camp

Asilia's mobile Olakira Migration Camp follows the wildebeest migration around the Serengeti, from the epic river crossings in the north to the southern plains where they give birth to thousands of calves each year. As a mobile camp, the location of Olakira Migration Camp changes with the seasons with the camp moving twice per year [...]

What’s in my Bag for Predators of Sabi Sabi and MalaMala

Sabi Sabi and Mala Mala are two of the most well known names in the safari and wildlife photography industry.  A part of the Greater Kruger National Park, both these destinations offer fantastic wildlife viewing, especially of big cats. Over the past few years I have been fortunate enough to visit both Sabi Sabi and [...]

Just a GOOD Story | Chaotic Guests

In this edition of Just a GOOD Story, I look back to 2006 when I was a lodge manager in the Madikwe Game Reserve. This particular group of guests made for an 'interesting' safari experience and when I one-day write my book about safari stories they will be sure to feature. The Safari and hospitality [...]

Image Review | Riccardo Milesi | Southern Serengeti

Welcome to our latest post centered around constructive image review of images submitted by on of our many guests. In this feature, one of our experienced Wild Eye guides provides insightful critiques of images taken by guests on a recent safari. Unlike our Behind The Frame feature which features a favorite image from one of [...]

10 Facts: Wildebeest

The well-known and loved Wildebeest is a fascinating and iconic species that roam the vast savannas of Africa. Renowned for their remarkable migration, there are a few other interesting facts about the Wildebeest that will make you love them even more. Let’s delve a little deeper into some of these facts. What is in the name? The scientific genus name for [...]

Behind the Frame: Wildebeest Crossing The Mara River

Are you looking to improve your photography editing skills, specifically your wildlife photography editing skills? if you answered yes, then our Behind the Frame series is just for you! Join our expert photographic guides on the last Friday of every month, as they talk you through various editing styles of many different species from many [...]

Trip Report: Incredible India 2024

Our Incredible India 2024 tour recently came to an end and our guests once again enjoyed some phenomenal sightings and diverse experiences throughout the four parks that we visited. To put things into perspective, during the 13 nights on safari we saw 16 individual tigers and 9 different leopard. Apart from the diversity in landscapes [...]

A Safari In Namibia

A safari in Namibia is my next great adventure! You may be wondering, "A Safari In Namibia... Why? It's just a dessert." Yes, it is a dessert with fewer wildlife encounters than your more common safari destinations but not many destinations can compete with Namibia's mystical ways in connecting you to nature. This is a [...]

VISA Requirements for our top Destinations

Over the last year or two at Wild Eye, we have been in a position to more accurately track nationalities that travel with Wild Eye, the duration they tend to travel as well as the countries they favour for travel. Our USA guests made up just under 50% of our total guests travelled for the [...]

Image Review: Christine Hogan | Botswana Wilderness Safari

Welcome to our latest post centered around constructive image review of images submitted by on of our many guests. In this feature, one of our experienced Wild Eye guides provides insightful critiques of images taken by guests on a recent safari. Unlike our Behind The Frame feature which features a favorite image from one of [...]

7 years of shooting with OM System

What has it been like shooting with Olympus, now OM System, for the last 7 years? Has it been worth it? Well, the short answer would be yes, absolutely, but I'm sure you'd like a longer, more detailed answer, so grab a cup of coffee and allow me to share my experience with you. Right, [...]

Meet Daniel – Our Brand New Guide!

All of us at Wild Eye are incredibly excited to introduce our brand-new photographic guide and host, Daniel Greyvenstein! Daniel (Danny) has been guiding for over 3 years now and has her roots firmly planted in the world of conservation and safari. Most recently, she has been working for one of our favourite lodge companies [...]

Image Review: Ardwin Libman | Private Guided Serengeti Safari

Welcome to our latest post centered around constructive image review of images submitted by on of our many guests. In this feature, one of our experienced Wild Eye guides provides insightful critiques of images taken by guests on a recent safari. Unlike our Behind The Frame feature which features a favorite image from one of [...]

10 Facts: The Mara Triangle

The Mara Triangle lies in the western sector of Masai Mara where the Mara River forms a natural boundary line that embraces one-third of the Mara Reserve. Most of the Mara Triangle is part of the main reserve and is not a private conservancy. In addition to the dividing river, the area of the Mara [...]

Behind The Frame Animal in a big environment

Are you looking to improve your photography editing skills, specifically your wildlife photography editing skills? if you answered yes, then our Behind the Frame series is just for you! Join our expert photographic guides on the last Friday of every month, as they talk you through various editing styles of many different species from many [...]

How to: Plan a Custom Travel Itinerary

Planning a Custom Travel itinerary with Wild Eye allows you the freedom to create a bespoke travel experience, tailormade to your specific needs. Whether planning a stand-alone itinerary or adding an extension to your Wild Eye Scheduled Safari, our team of expert travel designers will guide you through the planning process, providing valuable advice and [...]

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. [...]

10 Facts: Jaguars

The jaguar, a majestic feline with a coat adorned by golden hues and mesmerizing rosettes, stands as a symbol of power, stealth, and untamed beauty in the diverse landscapes of the Americas.  This incredible cat has become one of the most popular species around the world to view and photograph and have left many of [...]

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