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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]