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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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Muscle Memory Is Vital

Let me start this blog with an image I took on a recent Madikwe Safari; Yes; my guest was knitting a sock while out on safari! In the video below I explain why I used the image above as the reference image for this blog;   [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gWnyXZqEKk[/embedyt]   I do hope this helps & […]

A week in the Selous Game Reserve

Earlier this year, and it seems like an age ago already, I hosted a week long private Guided safari in the Selous Game Reserve. Beho Beho, and specifically Bailey's Banda, was our base for this safari which had two objectives. The first was to find and photograph the Wild Dogs of the region (Selous is [...]

The Two Sides of the Great Migration

The annual wildebeest migration, the Great Migration, is rightfully known as the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. For many people around the world the Great Migration epitomises the ultimate African safari experience and is still one of the quintessential bucket list items that any wildlife and nature enthusiast should tick off of their list at least […]

3 Ways to Maximise Your Safari Experience

For many, a Safari is a once in a lifetime experience, some of whom have waited their entire lives for a week or two’s holiday.  There are many things to consider when booking your ultimate adventure, but here are 3 ways you can maximise your life changing experience. 1.  Minimise Your Expectation It is so […]

African Parks 2018 Annual Report: Odzala-Kokua National Park, The Republic of The Congo

African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation, founded in 2000, that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks and protected areas in partnership with governments and local communities. Our aim is to rehabilitate each park, making them ecologically, socially and financially sustainable long into the future, for the [...]

Trip Report: May 2019 Botswana Wilderness Tour

I have to admit that Botswana's Okavango Delta has a special place in my heart and the tours that I host there twice a year continue to deliver incredible sightings and experiences. I'm bucking the trend and sharing a slightly different take on the trip report for this years first of two departures. Rather than [...]

Are Photographers taking it too far??

With social media becoming part of our daily lives and with Wildlife images flooding the social scene, are photographers putting themselves under pressure to stand out from the crowd and in turn impacting wildlife in a negative way? Now this might be a very controversial topic, but here are a few issues that I have […]

Magical Madikwe – Trip Report May 2019

Hello all I am back in office for only 4.5 days before a walking adventure in the Makuleke concession, Northern Kruger this coming Saturday. Before I go I would like to share some incredible moments captured during the two Madikwe Safaris I hosted this month. When I say two weeks, these were separate weeks of [...]

The Amazing Wild Eye Mara Camp Staff

If you have not been to the Wild Eye Mara Camp you are missing out.  You are missing out on incredible game viewing.  You are missing out on an authentic and truly African safari experience.  You are missing out on incredible memories and friendships. But more than this you are missing out on meeting and […]

Trip Report: Best of Botswana 2018

Anybody that has been on safari in Botswana would agree that it is possibly one of the most diverse wildlife destinations in the world! Irrespective of the time of year visited, Botswana will offer any wildlife enthusiast an authentic, immersive and memorable experience – it truly is beautiful! This years’ Best of Botswana safari was […]

Trip report: South Luangwa Photo Safari 1-8 October 2018

As nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts we are constantly looking for new adventures and destinations.  Destinations that will take your breath away.  Places that are wild, undisturbed and still fairly unspoilt and exclusive.  South Luangwa is one of those places. During the first week of October, three guests and myself travelled to South Luangwa, spending […]

Talking Travel: African Bushcamps Nyamatusi Camp in Mana Pools

Nyamatusi Camp is the latest in the African Bush Camps Collection. Set in one of the wildest and most remote parts of Africa, on the banks of one of the oldest rivers in the world, Nyamatusi allows guests to experience an authentic view of the old untouched Africa. Inspired by the traditional custodians of the […]

Trip Report: Thornybush and Sabi Sands November 2018

A week ago, I arrived back from my first Thornybush & Sabi Sands Safari and what a safari it was. Before I left, I wrote a blog – My Thornybush & Sabi Sands safari is just around the corner. In that blog I discussed my thoughts behind the safari, why I chose the two lodges […]

Trip Report: Hwange Safari, October 2016

Do you love elephants? Read on… Do you love lions? Absolutely read on… Do you love staying at a safari camp where animals constantly visit? No doubt the trip report for you… I have been to Hwange several times over the last few years, but no single visit could compare with what I found this […]

It’s all about the eyes

There are many contributing factors that make a good wildlife image a great one.  The light, the subject, the background and for me one of the most important factors are the eyes. Often when filtering through a particular scene or sighting you will immediately notice that the images that have your subject’s eyes open are […]

Update from Hwange National Park and The Hwange Lion Conservation Safari Initiative

During last years’ Hwange Lion Conservation Safari our guests visited the Ngamo Primary School located on the outskirts of Hwange National Park where we spent some time with members of the Children in The Wilderness Eco Club. What is an Eco-Club you ask? Eco-Clubs are an initiative of Children in The Wilderness, a non-profit organisation […]

Adopting the SAFE mode in Wildlife Photography

Have you recently started your photographic journey and found it tough to know where to start? Heard all these technical terms such as Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed etc but no idea what it is? GREAT!  This will help you! On a recent Privately Guided safari I hosted to Madikwe Game Reserve, Hwange National Park and […]

Converting an Image into Black and White

Do you struggle to decide when to convert an image from colour to black and white? Or even struggle with why would you even want to in the first place? In this blog, I’m going to tackle this very topic and walk you through my own way of thinking when I approach each image. What […]

The Best Of Kenya Highlight Video

Hi everyone I have decided to put together a safari highlight video of one of my all time favourite itineraries; The Best Of Kenya  [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THcm1uYv7aU[/embedyt]   I hope you enjoyed a few of my highlights & do hope to share more incredible moments like this with YOU in the near future! Until then; Happy […]

Best Of Serengeti: Trip Report 08 March 2019 – 20 March 2019

A trip like no other! In March, I headed up to Tanzania to host our Wild Eye - Best of the Serengeti Safari with Johan van Zyl. This is a safari that we have hosted over the last couple of years, but my first time hosting this specific safari and what an experience it was [...]

What One Can Expect On A Private Guided Safari In Botswana

Benefits of a Private Guided Safari with Wild Eye Peace of mind:  From the moment you start planning your private safari until you say goodbye your private guide will be there every step of the way, so you don’t have to worry about anything other than enjoying your experience. Experience:  Whether you are travelling to […]

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