Trip Report: Desert Wildlife of Namibia Safari May 2022

Namibia. A land of contrasts and a landscape which is as varied as it is beautiful. In the weeks leading up to this safari I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous, and no this had nothing to do with Covid or travel restrictions but rather with the massive rains that Namibia (and [...]

An Incredible MalaMala Safari

I have just returned from an incredible 5 night, 6 day private safari in the MalaMala Game Reserve in South Africa. MalaMala has been a destination I have always wanted to go and experience, especially having worked on the neighboring property, Londolozi. Due to the Pandemic, this trip has been a couple of years in [...]

Madikwe Trip Report

I recently returned from a fantastic week long scheduled safari at Madikwe in the North West province of South Africa. Of course, lots of photos were taken, so I thought why not put together a trip report video for you all to watch. I hope you enjoy the images and the stories that go with [...]

Incredible India 2022 Trip Report

Myself and Johan have just returned from our Incredible India trip, which has been a trip in the making for the past couple of years and been postponed a few times due to the pandemic. India has always been on my mind as a destination that I would love to visit, and having been there, [...]

An Adventure In Namibia

It is quite crazy to think that I have just returned from an adventure in Namibia that only went into planning about six months ago. To provide some context, I received the following mail a few months back from the guest I recently hosted on this private guided safari in Namibia; "Hi Michael, So lovely [...]

My Recent South African Safari

For those of you who have never been on safari or perhaps those of you who are looking for a new safari, perhaps consider a full out diverse and game packed South African trip. Our country has an incredible amount of diversity and its all very accessible and easy to get to visiting all the [...]

Leopard vs Ugandan kob

On my recent trip to Uganda, myself and my guests were fortunate to witness what is probably a once in a lifetime sighting. While we were staying at Ishasha Wilderness Camp, we headed out early one morning for game drive. Our plan was to go looking for lions as Queen Elizabeth National Park is very [...]

My Mala Mala Moments

In my guiding career I have spent a lot of time in Sabi Sands area situated on the border of the Kruger National Park. Mala Mala is the biggest private concession in the area which also borders the Kruger National Park but of course because of traversing agreements we could only explore a small portion [...]

The Best Of Serengeti Trip Report

Johan & I recently returned from one incredible adventure in Tanzania. This time round we've decided to do things a bit different. Usually trip reports feature guide images but we're changing it up for once. The Best of Serengeti trip report will be more of an external perspective. Speaking of perspective, the following list will [...]

Destinations We Love: Uganda

Having just returned from Uganda and having been there a few times now, I can honestly say that it is very fast becoming one of my favorite safari destinations. Uganda is a very unique and diverse country and from the moment you arrive, no matter who it is that you speak to, will always say [...]

100-400mm ONLY in the Botswana’s Okavango Delta

The 100-400mm focal range has to be one of the most popular, versatile and accessible focal ranges to buy into. Whether you shoot Canon DSLR (100-400mm) Mirrorless (100-500mm RF), Nikon (80-400mm or 200-400mm) or prefer to use third party lenses like Sigma (150-600mm) on your choice of camera brand, the chances are that you have [...]

On foot with lions on a buffalo kill

Yes, you read right. Who would want to do that? You may ask. Who wouldn't want to do that? I would reply. Being on foot, vulnerable to the king of beasts, is an experience I wish upon all my photographic guests. It really does awaken your senses and your appreciation for being in their domain. [...]

My Recent Adventure

I promise, this blog won't keep you long. The soul purpose of it is to show you what we got to experience on my recent adventure. The two guests I hosted on this privately guided safari had joined us in the Masai Mara last year. What a great couple! When they reached out to plan [...]

Private Safari At Dulini

Before we get started, Happy New Year to you all! May it be a year full of exciting  adventures, love and joy. Speaking of adventure, can you think of a better way to start a year than on Safari; better yet, a private safari at Dulini Private Game Reserve. I recently returned form a six [...]

My first Trip of 2022

It is absolutely crazy to think that another year has passed and that we are already into 2022. So, what is my first trip of 2022? Im going to be setting off at the end of February to host the Best of Uganda Safari. In this incredible adventure which includes not only the experience of [...]

In The Land of Giants

I recently had the privilege of hosting a private safari to a very special place. A place that I hadn’t been back to since my honeymoon almost 4 years ago. I have come to realize that there is no such thing as a bad day on safari. However, there are also some places that excel [...]

My top 3 moments of 2021

Can you believe it, we are already stepping into 2022! Yet another year begins, I cannot believe how quickly time is flying by.  With that said, I hope that you have all had a well deserved break and spent some quality time with family and friends over the festive season. This is a new year, [...]

Madikwe is a Must!

I have been dying to share an opinion on our Wild Eye Madikwe Safari at Nkurru Lodge and having recently returned from this Wild Eye scheduled safari, I figured now would be a better time than any. Whether you make it your only safari destination or perhaps use it as an add on to your [...]

My Top 10 Images of the Year

My Top 10 Images of the Year. As the year winds to a close, I thought I would share my top 10 images from the year. It has been very difficult to choose just 10 images, but I have tried to include 10 images from a couple of different destinations. I love going through past [...]

The 2021 Masai Mara Top 100

The Mara Top 100 is a blog post that we include every year to not only reflect on the season in the Masai Mara, but also to showcase the incredible diversity and sightings that this park has to offer. This year was extra special for all of us at Wild Eye, having not being able [...]

My last safari for the year…

Just like that, another year has gone by. I can't believe how quickly the years are passing. This year has gone by in the blink of an eye. Leading up to my final safari of the year, it has allowed me to process and think back to the incredible moments I had on safari this [...]