Marlon Du Toit

I am passionate about what I do, armed with an unquenchable thirst to explore our natural world and to share this with those who travel with me and those who follow my journey online.

I’ve been working within the travel & tourism industry for over 15 years. I spent 7 years working for the best safari lodge company in Africa – Singita Game Reserves. I have made appearances on award-winning TV shows such as The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show & also The Martha Stewart Show, sharing my passion with an incredible audience. My photography & travel experiences have featured in several international magazines, including National Geographic.

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Thanks to a deep love for nature and wildlife photography instilled by my dad at a young age, I grew up with the constant desire to be as close as possible to the outdoor lifestyle. I followed through with my childhood ambitions and worked within the professional guiding industry for nine years as a lodge-based ranger, and at times as a travel photographer. Importantly this experience exposed me to hosting and guiding influential guests at the highest level.

In addition to being a director at Wild Eye I am also an active professional safari guide. Through our diverse travel experiences I get to expose guests to nature in a special way. Although photography is a key focus, it’s by no means a requirement. Photography is an effective way for my guests to capture the beauty of nature they encounter on their travels with me, but the aim is always to introduce them to nature in an intimate manner.

Through my strong social media following I can share my travel experiences with people from around the world. These travels have taken me through 8 different African countries as well international regions such as the Pantanal, Rajasthan and the Himalayas.

I am an ambassador for Sony Alpha cameras, and also a Friend of Panerai watches.

My intention has never been solely for recognition but for the plight of what’s left of our natural recourses. Using my love and understanding of wildlife and my skill as a photographer and storyteller, I am able to convey to the viewer more than an image or a fleeting moment – I bring that moment alive. Through my work I tell stories and hopefully in the process I’ll affect the lives of those who follow my journey for the better good of conservation.

My Areas of Expertise

Extensive safari experience in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Tanzania, Pantanal and select regions of India.

Ambassador for Sony Alpha and proficient in their high-end systems.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Strong understanding of animal behaviour throughout a wide array of locations.

Background in lodge-based guiding spanning nearly 10 years.

Accustomed to hosting influential travellers/families in high-end accommodation options.

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