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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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What is the meaning behind your photography?

This is a topic that I often discuss with guests out on safari and I have mentioned it in previous posts as well. What is the meaning behind your photography? My journey started many years ago when I purchased my first camera and the reason I bought it, was to remember moments, freeze moments in [...]

Why South Luangwa should be on your bucket list

South Luangwa National Park in Zambia is a true gem in the African wilderness, and has become one of my favourite safari destinations which should be on your bucket list.  Over the past few years I have shared some incredible moments with clients in this amazing park.  South Luangwa should be on your bucket list [...]

Masai Mara As A Safari Destination

The Masai Mara as a safari destination is something I do not think needs an explanation. This gem of a safari destination is one of the most prolific game viewing destinations imaginable as it is home to an incredibly diverse array of wildlife. Along with that comes, probably one of the most spectacular natural events [...]

Mana Pools As A Safari Destination

Mana Pools As A Safari Destination… Where do I begin? Far north in Zimbabwe, nestled within the Zambezi Valley lies a creation of nature still pure, splendid, untouched and wild yet so tranquil along the banks of the mighty Zambezi river. The abundance of wildlife, stunning natural beauty and unique opportunities for adventure out there [...]

Uganda As A Safari Destination

Are you looking for an adventure of a lifetime? Look no further... Uganda as a safari destination is like finding a hidden gem of a safari destination that's sure to leave you in awe. Imagine coming face-to-face with majestic mountain gorillas in the lush Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Trekking through the dense rainforest to catch [...]

Welcome To 2023

Welcome to 2023! 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 [...]

Avoid Messy Lightroom Imports!

One of the biggest problems I encounter on photographic safaris is finding Lightroom catalogues in a mess and very difficult to find images or perhaps the process in which some people use to get images into Lightroom and to start editing can takes ages! I really urge guests to make their download, back up and [...]

2023 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 2023 Safari's, I cannot believe that my scheduled tours calendar is [...]

Wild Eye Private Guided Tours

So you love nature and wildlife, travel and safari, adventure and experience. You also love exclusivity, a premium experience that is catered to your specific needs. You don't mind spending time in the company of others but when it comes to your safari travel experience you want to be able to get the most from [...]

Why I love the Masai Mara

I know our team here at Wild Eye go on about the camp, the staff and the experience but bear with me here. I want to try and share with you all, why it is that I simply cannot get enough of the Mara. Yes, the above sentence does sum up the Mara, but there [...]

Photographic Advice – It’s All About the Eyes

I gave some good hard thought to what I would give as a quality piece of photographic advice. Now there's many aspects to wildlife photography I could share, that could make it easier. We could talk about creating incredible low-angles on the scene, what you include & exclude, composition and even just making sure the [...]

Places We Love: Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge: Deep in the bushveld overlooking a waterhole and an open plain, lies a lodge that pulses to the rhythm of Africa’s heartbeat. This is Bush Lodge, steeped in tradition, vibrant and warm, the Sabi Sabi of “Today”. With a history spanning over 40 years, the lodge has earned a reputation of [...]

Places We Love: Londolozi Pioneer Camp

Pioneer Camp is situated in the heart of the world renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve and is one of just five luxurious lodges at Londolozi Private Game Reserve. Of Londolozi's five camps, Pioneer camp is the most secluded, boasting some incredible views of the Sand River. Steeped in history, the camp's memorabilia tells a story [...]

Mana Pools, Kanga Camp and Hwange: Trip Report 2022

This is one of my favourite trips to host. I know I have said it recently in blog posts, but it truly is one of the most magical safari destinations to visit. This safari had us spending 5 nights on the flood plains of Mana Pools, which started with a bang! As we arrived on [...]

Trip Report: Great Migration + Hides and Helicopters September 2022

Yes, I know, the trip title is a mouthful but in all honesty, we just couldn't come up with a title that would sum up the full range and diversity of experiences that one would have over a period of 11 days. So, The Great Migration, Hides and Helicopters it is (I'd love to hear [...]

Best Of Pantanal Trip Report

What an amazing 13 day adventure this was. The six guests and I started our journey exploring southern Pantanal where our main focus was to find the two anteater species, the Giant Anteater and the Southern Tamandua. We succeeded! In saying this, the area is not only great for the larger mammals. It's an absolute gem [...]

Guest Blog: The 2022 Great Migration, Hides and Helicopters Safari

When I was asked to write a few words about my recent experience with Wild-Eye on the Hides and Helicopters tour I jumped at the chance to share my amazing experience in Kenya.  This tour allows guests to experience the Wild-Eye Mara Camp as well as visit Lentorre Lodge for amazing hide photography as well [...]

Mana Pools Magic

I have just finished hosting multiple safaris to this incredible destination. Mana Pools is such a beautiful Reserve and is situated on the northern side of Zimbabwe, bordering Zambia by the incredible Zambezi River. This destination is one that is very close to my heart. I first visited it a number of years ago and [...]

Tips for Photographing Jaguars of the Pantanal in Brazil

Having just returned from my very first trip to Brazil's Pantanal where our group spent 9 nights exploring the rivers and channels around Porto Jofre, I though that rather than pulling together a trip report, I'd share my tips for photographing Jaguars of the Pantanal with you all. Besides, if you're planning to visit this [...]

Madagascar – A hidden paradise

Madagascar is a hidden paradise that is not necessarily on every photographers top list, but having just returned from this magical island I really think it needs to be given more consideration. The great thing about Madagascar and a big drawing card for me personally is that you get to view and photograph animals that [...]

Why the Northern Serengeti and Masai Mara offers you the best of both worlds

The Great migration is without a doubt one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet.  The movement of the wildebeest herds can be extremely unpredictable, with it all depending on seasonal rains. Combining the Northern Serengeti Migration with the Great Migration in Kenya will offer you the best of both worlds and also maximize [...]

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