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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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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 [...]

Clothing for safaris and expeditions

I'm sure you've heard the quote that goes, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing.” This quote was originally coined by Alfred Wainwrigh in 1973 in his book Coast to Coast, and even though it's now more than 50 years later, the point he was trying to make still holds true. [...]

Exclusive Amboseli and Kicheche 2024 Trip report

The Exclusive Amboseli and Kicheche safari of this year undoubtedly yielded an extraordinary array of wildlife encounters and photographic opportunities, particularly accentuated by the majestic presence of the big cats. For enthusiasts enamored with the thrill of predator action, our Exclusive Amboseli and Kicheche safari presents an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating [...]

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 [...]

Icons of The Serengeti Private Guided Safari

Open plains, migratory herds, lions, cheetahs and Kopjes. These are the icons of the Serengeti. It’s quite bizarre that this was my very first time visiting the Serengeti after 13 years of being in the photographic safari industry. Whilst I’ve explored the southern circuit in Tanzania and visited Ruaha and Nyerere (formerly the Selous) National [...]

Behind The Frame Dazzling Zebra

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 [...]

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: Orcas & Northern Lights

Encountering Orcas & Northern Lights 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 cultural diversity [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 famous Heart Attack Bird. And the time one, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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