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 [...]

Amazing Apps For The Road – SnapSeed

In this three part blog/video series I showcase amazing apps for the road that I use on every single safari that I host. If you're only seeing this series now, you've missed the first two. Feel free to follow the links below in which I showcase two of my favourite apps: Amazing Apps For The [...]

Amazing Apps For The Road – Unfold

In this three part blog/video series I showcase amazing apps for the road that I use on every single safari that I host. If you're only seeing this series now, you've missed one... Feel free to follow the link below in which I showcase my absolute favourite app: Amazing Apps For The Road - CapCut [...]

Amazing Apps For The Road – CapCut

In this three part blog/video series I showcase amazing apps for the road that I use on every single safari that I host. Starting it off with my favourite and most used app: CapCut This app is a free video editor that is so versatile and easy-to-use. In addition to its basic features, such as [...]

Top Images from the Field – July 2023

Presenting this month's Top Images from the Field! The images in this video were all captured by Wild Eye Photographic guides throughout the month of July. Our guides had a busy month hosting both scheduled safaris and private safari's. With the bulk of Wild Eye's activities occurring at the Wild Eye Mara Camp. Please feel [...]

Places We Love: Beagle Expeditions Kweene Trails Camps

There is no better way to experience a true African Safari than in the comfort and privacy of your own exclusive mobile safari camp. A journey through the wilderness with the intimacy and flexibility of your own camp, guide, safari vehicle and staff compliment. This unique Beagle Expedition is designed to explore one of Botswana’s [...]

Places We Love: Bateleur Safari Camp

Bateleur Safari Camp is located in South Africa's world renowned Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, an exceptional safari location. All artificial barriers between the Timbavati and the adjacent Kruger National Park have been removed and Bateleur Safari Camp itself shares unfenced borders with Kruger, allowing free animal movement. This prime wilderness area boasts the Big Five, [...]

Photographing the Western Lowland Gorillas of The Congo Basin

Did you know that there are actually four recognized subspecies of gorilla, all of which are native to Africa? Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla beringei) The Eastern Gorilla is divided into two subspecies: the mountain gorilla and the eastern lowland gorilla. The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is found in the Virunga Mountains on the border of [...]

NEWS FLASH: Double The Value on Your Masai Mara Experience Safari

The Masai Mara offers incredible photographic opportunities outside of the typical migration period. In fact, many an award winning image has been captured during the shoulder season either side of the migratory movements. Whilst our 6 Night Mara Experience Safaris have always been popular, we have made some exciting changes to the itinerary which sees [...]

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 [...]

Different seasons on Safari

Different safari seasons can give you totally different experiences, many of which a lot of people are not aware of. In short, there is no bad time to be on safari, but certain areas tend to peak at different times of the year. Here is a breakdown on which places might be best to visit [...]

What does a safari cost?

“The only man I envy is the man that has not yet been to Africa, for he has so much to look forward to.” This is one of the quotes that we truly stand by at Wild Eye. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the joy on guests' faces when they visit Africa for [...]

The Pantanal, Brazil

In preparation for my first trip to the Pantanal as a guide, I figured that I would share some of my learnings and findings with you in blog form in hopes that you may be as excited as I am. I based these Q&A style points from a video chat and vlog that I recently [...]

What is the best safari destination in Africa?

When people begin to plan their perfect safari, it often leads them to the age old question - "What is the best safari in Africa?" Now, the answer isn't always as easy as The Wild Eye Mara Camp but there are a few things that people should consider when deciding on where to go. Some [...]

Is This The End of Travel Related PCR Testing?

I'll never forget that moment when, during the height of the Covid 19 Pandemic, the world started to open up through PCR testing and that a negative PCR test quickly became your ticket to ride! It was a massive relief to think that things could be starting to return to normal. Then came the realisation [...]

A Safari In April

Has your dream been to go on safari in April? Or perhaps to just go on a safari? You're in luck! The Amboseli & Lake Nakuru safari is around the corner (19-29 April 2022) and we have only one space left on this safari. Over the past four years, this safari has produced absolute magic [...]

The Magic of the Mara – Things to Think About When Traveling

Traveling to the Masai Mara, Kenya during these tumultuous times can be quite intimidating and confusing. One might often not know where to even begin with paperwork and things you need to know. Luckily the Wild Eye team have their finger on the pulse and have simplified all of the nasty paperwork missions and made [...]

Packing essentials for going on safari

So, I decided to write a slightly different blog, I know in the past, we had written blogs about some of the things to always remember too pack when heading out on safari. Having said the above, I thought it would be a cool idea to go around the office and ask each member of [...]

Instagram Tip

It's about time I share an Instagram tip with all of you. Instagram has been a part of my life for many years now. Over the years, I have done well to maximize the platform in building a respective following. In saying that, for any of my followers reading this blog and/or watching this video, [...]

What’s In My Bed?

Over my years as a guide I have been in some hairy situations (all puns intended). Lions charging me on foot, being chased up a tree by a buffalo and surrounded by an angry breeding herd of elephants while on a walk. Although they were adrenalin filled and tense moments, I readily and willingly put [...]

Seasons in The Masai Mara: When to visit and what to Expect

Africa is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing on the planet, and it should come as no surprise that the vast migratory herds filling the plains of the Masai Mara and Serengeti is among the continent’s top attractions. In fact, The Masai Mara National Reserve has been voted the Greatest Game Reserve [...]