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 [...]

Bot Removal For Instagram

If your Instagram was anything like mine where no matter what you did to try gain followers or traction, it all seemed in vain. I have spent hours on my phone (which I want back now as it was a waste of time) trying to figure out the Instagram algorithm. Well I haven't really cracked [...]

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 [...]

Why you Shouldn’t buy/chase followers on Social Media

I have never completely understood the concept of purchasing "followers" on social media. Although, after some contemplation, it would appear that it is ultimately derived from the idea of wanting to appear more popular as an individual, or to make your business, product or service appear more successful than it may actually be in reality? [...]

What you should expect from an operator and guiding team

A few years ago I joined the Wild Eye Team, after working for a very small photographic company, I decided it was time to move on and look for new growth. There were a number of reasons why I wanted to join the Wild Eye team. I want to become the best individual I can [...]

Why the best time to travel is now

When is the best time to travel? It has been just over a year since the "normal" world as we have come to know it has changed dramatically.  Overnight travel restrictions were put in place, and many experiences that we have come to love, became impossible. Fast forward one year and there seems to be [...]

The Green Season on Safari

The Green season on safari is seen by many as a time to avoid game viewing destinations, given the fact that the vegetation is quite dense and the possibility of rain is ever present. Last week some of the Wild Eye team went on an assignment to Simbambili, situated in the Northern Sabi Sands and [...]

Why Choose a Photographic Safari

What is the difference between a safari and a photographic safari? And why should you choose a photographic safari? To many the mere words ''Photo Safari'' can be quite intimidating and automatically off putting if the individual isn't photographically inclined. If you are one of those individuals, I hope that this blog puts your mind [...]

Experiences We Love: Hot Air Balloon Safaris

Hot air balloon safari experiences begin in the still air at sunrise. As first light sends a promising glow across the horizon at dawn, the balloon rises above the plains. The sensation of drifting above the world in silence is second only to the breath-taking views of the plains, forests and suddenly the landscape takes [...]