Icons of The Serengeti Private Guided Safari

Open plains, migratory herds, lions, cheetahs and Kopjes. These are the icons of the Serengeti. It’s quite bizarre that this was my very first time visiting the Serengeti after 13 years of being in the photographic safari industry. Whilst I’ve explored the southern circuit in Tanzania and visited Ruaha and Nyerere (formerly the Selous) National [...]

Navigating your Safari Portal Itinerary and The Travel Portal App

Our tag line of "Change The Way You See The World" requires us to stay on the forefront of technology and systems that improve the quality of our guest's experience whilst simultaneously making our internal workflows and procedures more efficient. For the last 2 years we have been using a platform called Safari Portal to [...]

2023 Wrapped!

And with that, the curtains close on another stunning year of safari at Wild Eye! Thank you all so much for being apart of our journey and thank you kindly for allowing us to be apart of yours. What an incredible year 2023 was both in the office and out in the field. We hope [...]

What Safaris am I leading in 2024?

As 2023 comes to an end, I find myself reflecting, reminiscing on the past year, but also looking at 2024 and the safaris to come next year and what makes them so special.. It is an exploration into the untamed, where the boundaries of familiarity dissolve, and the wild reveals its secrets in a mesmerizing [...]

My 5 Favourite Images 0f 2023 and Why

As we come to the end of 2023, I thought I would share 5 of my favourite images with all of you. They may not be my best images, but each image holds a special memory and I want to share the story behind each image and why it is a highlight for me. Looking [...]

Top Images from the Field – September 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 September. The team was out and about hosting scheduled and private safaris across the African continent. Please feel free to leave a comment below and our guides will get right [...]

Behind the Frame: Leopard Look Up

In this episode of Behind the Frame, Wild Eye photographic guide and host Michael Appalsamy sits down to chat to you about an image he captured in the Masai Mara earlier this year. If you would love to learn more about photo editing, then sit back relax and let Mike explain just how he would [...]

Crafting the perfect safari

Quite often our team gets asked how we go about crafting the perfect safari and choose the destinations and locations that we host safaris to.  As you can imagine, there are numerous factors taken into consideration before a particular trip is finalized and advertised on our website. In this edition of our monthlynewsletter, we wanted [...]

A Minute in the Mara | August 2023

Take a minute out of your day and have a look at what the Masai Mara in Kenya was like for Wild Eye guests during the month of August, 2023. MASAI MARA EXPERIENCE The Masai Mara offers incredible photographic opportunity outside of the typical migration period. In fact, many an award winning image have been [...]

Top Images from the Field – August 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 August. Our guides had a busy month hosting both scheduled safaris and private safari's. This month's instalment is definitely a bit longer than usual! Please feel free to leave a [...]

What Is A Photographic Safari

What is a Photographic Safari? It seems that everyone has their own view and opinion on what actually constitutes a photographic safari. For some, its simpy travelling with a group of like minded poeple with an interest in photography. For others its about chasing the shot. For some, its all about photographing big cats and [...]

Uganda’s Lion Population: A Podcast with Alex Braczkowski

In this episode, Andrew Beck catches up with Alex Braczkowski, a conservation scientist, photographer and cameraman from Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Over the past ten years Alex has have filmed, photographed and studied African lions, leopards, jaguars, and caracals across three continents. Alex’s most recent science and film work explores assessing densities of lions and other [...]

Mid-Year Safari Highlights

As I am half way through my 2023 safaris, I decided to write this very short blog for all of you to show off my mid-year safari highlights. It truly is a beautiful thing for mind, body, and spirit to take some time daily for reflection. Since everything is a reflection of our minds, everything [...]

Top Images from the Field – June 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 June. Ou guides had a busy month hosting both scheduled safaris and private safari's. With the bulk of Wild Eye's activities occurring in East Africa, this time around! Please feel [...]

First Aid Qualification

By law, all field guides in South Africa need to have a valid first aid certificate in order to legally guide. We are proud to say that our guides have always been and still hold a valid first aid qualification. Last week we had Andrew Miller, founder and owner of S.M.A.R.T. Response in the Wild [...]

Rental Gear Recommendations for the Northern Serengeti

Are you wondering what gear you should rent for your Northern Serengeti Safari with Wild Eye? In this video, Luke goes over the gear he would select from our rental cabinet. If you would like to chat to Trevor or Mike about renting some gear for your upcoming safari then please get in touch here: [...]

A Memorable Moment In Mana Pools

A couple of years back, I went on holiday to Mana pools with my wife and two close friends. This was during the time that I was still working at Londolozi. After hearing some of the other individual’s stories about Mana Pools, it didn’t take much to persuade us to make the journey to Mana [...]

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 [...]

The Lion and the Lamb

A morning filled with mixed emotions on the Busanga Plains. We don’t understand why this adult lioness took so long to end the life of this young Lechwe but, nonetheless, this will be a sighting that I will remember forever. Thanks to our amazing guide Isaac Kalio for pin point accuracy on the vehicle positioning [...]

World Chimpanzee Day

Today is World Chimpanzee Day, a day we celebrate these amazing creatures. I have been fortunate enough to see these animals out in the wild and to describe what the experience is like, well its nothing short of mind blowing. We are very closely related to Chimpanzees and humans share roughly 98% of the same [...]

They’re big, they’re grey and we absolutely love them.

Of course, for the discerning wildlife lover, you already know what I am talking about. However, for those of you that are bit urban, perhaps. I am talking about the biggest of them, the undisputed champions of the African bush, the true kings of the jungle and savanna alike – the noble and sometimes pesky, [...]