Stepping Out After Lockdown: An Adventure to Amboseli and the Masai Mara

If you'd asked me back in April whether I would have the pleasure of hosting another safari in 2020 I would have been very pessimistic. However, as things across the globe changed and evolved, the lockdown restrictions here in South Africa were eased in October and prospects of travel were starting to become a reality. [...]

The Storyteller

The inspiration for this blog comes form a great man, a great friend, my east African brother; Francis Tenke, the storyteller. I’m incredibly blessed to have spent so much time with beautiful people such Francis in the Wild Eye Mara Camp. A few months back I wrote an inspirational blog about these these humble souls, the […]

On This Day A Year Ago

As travel bans are unfortunately still a reality, I have found myself reminiscing more and more as the days go by and digging into Instagram archives is where this blogs inspiration came from. Now, in this blog I would like to share what my plans were on this day a year ago. Today, the day […]

A Month in the Serengeti

The Serengeti as a destination brings visitors from all over the world each year, photographers and safari enthusiasts alike. I recently had the privilege of spending an entire month in Tanzania, visiting not only the incredible Serengeti, but other unique parks in Tanzania, each offering something unique and different. Our typical 12 night Best of […]

Three Videos to sum up the Odzala Experience

I've just returned from another very special expedition through the Republic Of Congo's Odzala-Kokua National Park. Our 8 night journey saw us spending a night at the wonderful Radisson Blu hotel in Brazzaville before boarding our internal flight to the Odzala-Kokua National Park. For those of you not familiar with the details of our Odzala [...]

Guest Blog: The Amboseli Experience

Recent guest Laura Galbraith returned for her third Wild Eye Safari and joined us for the very first Amboseli and Masai Mara Safari. This trip combines 1 night in Nairobi on arrival in Kenya followed by 5 nights in Amboseli National Park, finishing with 6 nights in the Wild Eye Mara Camp. Laura shares her […]

Guest Blog: The Amboseli Experience

Recent guest Laura Galbraith returned for her third Wild Eye Safari and joined us for the very first Amboseli and Masai Mara Safari. This trip combines 1 night in Nairobi on arrival in Kenya followed by 5 nights in Amboseli National Park, finishing with 6 nights in the Wild Eye Mara Camp. Laura shares her […]

Mara Top 100 Images 2019 – Guide’s Edition

With the 2019 Mara Season having come to an end, it is time to reflect on some of the incredible sightings and images our Guides managed to capture during the 2019 Mara Season. These 100 Masai Mara images in this blog were taken over a 18 week period, with the majority of the images being [...]

Scenic Helicopter Flights Over The Okavango Delta

Scenic helicopter flights over Botswana’s Okavango Delta is an opportunity you cant afford to miss. Moments after departing you’ll enjoy the breath-taking views seen only from a helicopter. Experience the crystal-clear water channels meandering their way through lagoons, while journeying deep into the lush green flood plains to explore the abundant wildlife of the Okavango […]

Two weeks in Madikwe

Having recently returned from two weeks in Madikwe I thoughts I would go a different direction and steer clear of the normal trip report and tell you all a little bit more about this incredible safari destination. Some information about Madikwe: Madikwe is the fifth largest Reserve in South Africa It is situated in the […]

South Luangwa… A destination that will steal your heart and touch your soul

It's no secret anymore, South Luangwa has without a doubt become one of my favourite Safari destinations, if not my favourite. A few week ago I had the privilege of once again visiting the magnificent Park, also known as "The Valley of the Leopards". During this trip we spent 8 days in total at two [...]

Maasai Culture

The man you will see below is one of the most incredible men I know. His Name is Dickson Sakaya and he manages the Wild Eye Mara Camp along with his team with some seen below; I dare you, try as hard as you wish but I can assure you that you will not find [...]

Guest Blog: My first time in The Masai Mara and East Africa by Rob Terpelle

For me this was the first time in in East Africa. My selection of images reflect the great safari experience I had and in which I tried to create a diverse portfolio. This not only by animal diversity and composition, but also by trying new things like silhouettes, slow shutter and panning. This was also […]

An incredible 12 Hours in the Mara Triangle Conservancy

I've been very fortunate to spend several weeks in the Mara Triangle for the last 8 years and one thing is for certain, this part of the world always delivers when it comes to game viewing. Regardless of whether you visit in peak season or off season, the Mara will deliver. However, every now and [...]

The best 2 weeks I’ve had in the Mara to date

I often find it fascinating that people are hesitant in visiting the same destination twice. Every single Safari and experience is different and unique, no matter how many times you’ve visited the particular destination. The Masai Mara is a destination that we are privileged enough to visit every year, sometimes even 3 or 4 times […]

Best Of Kenya Trip Report (18 to 27 July 2019)

There is just something mind boggling about this particular adventure. Here is a quote that, to me, fits so well when it comes to the Best Of Kenya Safari; “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein Why or how would this quote fit you may be wondering? […]

Some highlights from Mana Pools and Hwange 24 July – 3 August 2019

As the winter months are slowly but surely coming to an end, the vegetation across most of Southern Africa is getting drier and drier.  Recently I had the privilege of visiting both Mana Pools and Hwange National Park and since they have had a very bad summer rainfall (usually between November and March) conditions were [...]

Trip Report: Masai Mara Off Peak Safari 21 to 27 July 2019

The week of the 21st to 27th of July proved yet again that there is simply no “bad time” to be in the Mara. This particular week was split in half by the arrival of Mike and his group of 6 guests who were spending the last 3 nights of their Best of Kenya Safari […]

Trip Report: Masai Mara 7-13 July 2019

We have been building up to the Mara season for the last couple of months so naturally I was extremely excited to return to what has become our second home. Having visited the Mara last year around the same time, the expectations were that the Wildebeests would not be close to the Mara Triangle just [...]

Favourite Moments From A Favourite Adventure!

Hello all Today in one week I’ll be starting my next adventure. I am beyond excited because this journey will take my 6 guests & I on a 9 night Kenyan adventure. I have been hosting this particular safari for the past two & a half years & can easily say that it has become […]

Gorilla Trekking In Uganda – Trip Report June 2019

If I was asked to describe; in one word, what a mountain gorilla trekking experience is like I'd have to say; Breathtaking  & no not due to hiking through the beautiful rain forests of Bwindi. I have in the past & still do say that this particular adventure is impossible to describe. Let’s take a [...]