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, [...]

Tigers of India

Having just returned from my first trip to India, I find myself still processing the whole experience. Our main focus on this trip was to see tigers in the wild and wow, did it deliver! We saw 24 different tigers on safari, which is probably double what I thought we would see before the trip. [...]

A 5 Week Private Safari

I recently returned from an incredible 5-week private safari that spanned 2 countries, 5 provinces, 9 biomes, 7 reserves, 8 lodges, 3 Land Rovers, 4 Land Cruisers, 8 flights, 5 transfers, 1267889364 photographs, 3 sleep-ins, 140gb of video, 3 monkey raids, 1 flat tire and a whole lot of wildlife viewing! In fact, our total [...]

Photo Safari vs Photo Workshop – What is the difference?

What is the difference between a Photo Safari and a Photo Workshop you might ask? They sound fairly similar don't they? Well, whilst both types of tours contain the word 'photo', there are indeed a number differences between a standard photo safari and a photography workshop. This blog aims to address these differences, in addition [...]

Male Lion Coalitions Explained

I remember a story told to me by trackers that has sat in the forefront of my mind and filled my heart with pride every time I think of what it must have been like to witness it. Now the details of the story have changed from tracker to tracker over the years and it [...]

6 Reasons Why Mana Pools Should Be On Your Bucket List

Mana Pools is a hidden Gem which lies in the Northern parts of Zimbabwe bordering Zambia. The Reserve is very remote and therefore untouched and still very wild. The beauty of Mana Pools its that it is a walking concession with massive flood plains and, with the prominent Zambezi River flowing, it boasts a number [...]

International Leopard Day

In life and certainly in nature, each species on earth has its unique role to play in maintaining an extensive environmental balance. Every year on the 3rd May is the celebration of International Leopard Day. In an ongoing attempt to increase awareness of the importance of this species, this is a day that celebrates leopards and attempts [...]

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 [...]

Gentle Giants

Having recently visited Amboseli, I can say with certainty that elephants are right up there with my favorite animals. I have had the fortune of visiting a variety of wilderness areas across Africa in my life and have seen many elephants, but what I love about elephants, is that they give me this sense of [...]

That time a leopard almost ate me

Back when I was a young warthog (and believe me that was only about 5 years ago), when I was a bright eyed and bushy tailed safari guide. I had the pleasure of working day in day out in the vast wilderness of the Timbavati which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park. What [...]

The Life of a Leopard

When it comes to becoming a full time guide, there are a number of different qualifications needed. I am not going to get into detail with those requirements, but I am going to mention, in order to start out with some knowledge, there are a number of textbooks to read. This helps to give a [...]

Sigma Contemporary 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS – Lens Review

My name is Trevor McCall-Peat, I am one of the Sigma South Africa Ambassadors and over the past couple of years I have been afforded the opportunity to work with a variety of their new sports and contempered lenses. I recently hosted a private safari to Uganda to photograph the gorillas and then onto Amboseli [...]

Luke Street – This Is Me

It’s been a while since I wrote something about myself, we as guides are so often writing about the sightings we saw or the camera setup we use or the perfection of a Land Rover Defender in comparison to the imperfection of a Land Cruiser (that’ll ruffle some feathers!). In fact, it’s been so long [...]

Matt Yardley – Where It All Began

I clearly remember that day that I decided to throw in the clipboard at my comfortable retail job and walk out the doors to pursue a career as a safari guide.  It was a really hot and humid day and I was dressed in formal wear which was required by the company. I had to [...]

Michael Appalsamy – I’m just living out my boyhood dream

In short, I am just living out a young boy’s dream.  Now, for a little bit of detail. Growing up as a young boy I use to go to the bush on many occasions with my father. Whether it was taking the dogs to the local dam to do some fishing or going away on our [...]

Travel to Kenya with Wild Eye

Kenya is acclaimed as one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. With a population of approximately 47.6 million people (reported figures as of 2017) and over 40 tribes, Kenya spans the equator in East Africa and is bordered by Tanzania (south), Uganda (west), Sudan (northwest), Ethiopia (north) and Somalia (north-east). Its 550 kilometre (341 mile) coastline [...]

A moment I Will Always Remember

Do you ever think back to a specific photograph or series of photographs and reminisce what happened and the events that led up to those photographs? I know we all have a portfolio of our favourite images, I know that even though I have that portfolio, there are certain images or a series of images [...]

Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword, A Male Lions Life

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” This isn't neccessarily the most incredible image of a male lion, but I was going through some of my older images and stumble onto this image. I sat for a while, reminiscing and remembering the whole sighting I had that [...]

My thoughts on conservation in a nutshell

This is a rather broad topic with a variety of different opinions, it’s a topic that is debated by many all over the world. From my point of view, unless you have been out in the field, and actively seen what is going on, understanding the operations that are under way and the daily tasks [...]

Keep The Momentum Going

Every journey in life must start with the first step. From that point onwards, it's crucial to keep the momentum going. Now for any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action (the first step). This action becomes multiplied by the masses, and is made tangible when leadership changes course due to [...]

A Memorable Moment In Mana Pools

A couple of years back, I went on holiday to Mana pools. 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 Pools and to experience this magical place [...]