Planning a Custom Tour in Africa

Planning a custom tour to Africa can seem like quite a daunting task at first. Where do we go? How long do we spend in each destination? What will we see? What time of year is best? How do we get form point A to point B? Thats where we step in to assist you [...]

My Favourite Image of 2020

A large dose of luck and a lot of patience came together one evening at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. The story begins earlier in the morning when we found a male leopard that had killed a kudu. He had eaten a fair amount of the kill - sharing willingly with a couple of hyaenas [...]

My Favourite Moment from 2020

Believe it or not I was fortunate enough to have hosted two Safaris before the world as we knew it changed and the Pandemic triggered worldwide travel restrictions. It was on one of these safaris that I identified my favourite moment. Here it is. Here, in the wild and remote reaches of the Republic of [...]

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 Canon RF 800mm F/11 for Wildlife Photography

800mm – hooray! F/11 – say what? It is certainly not the most conventional or expected combination of focal length and maximum aperture but the new Canon RF 800mm F/11 piqued my interest from the very first moment I heard it was in the pipeline. I feel that many photographers have immediately dismissed this lens […]

Moving to Mirrorless on Canon: The EF- EOS R Adapter Explained

With the recent announcement of the new Canon EOS R5 and R6 there has never been more interest in mirrorless technology amongst Canon users. Whilst the initial release of both the R, RP and the range of dedicated RF lenses showed that Canon were committed to mirrorless, its only now that serious wildlife photographers have […]

Canon EOS R5 Animal Eye Autofocus | First Impressions

I've been fortunate to have spent some time behind the viewfinder of an early production unit of the Canon EOS R5 in South Africa's Sabi Sabi private Game Reserve and I have been very impressed. In this short clip I share some footage of the much anticipated and sought after Animal Eye Autofocus. The speed [...]

Places We Love: Umlani Bushcamp | Timbavati Private Nature Reserve | South Africa

Located in the North Eastern section of South Africa, know as the Lowveld, Umlani is part of the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, which borders the Kruger National Park. With no fences between the private sector and the Kruger it is known as the Greater Kruger National Park. Umlani Bushcamp is situated in the heart of […]

When Lion Cubs Meet a Leopard Tortoise in Hwange National Park

During a recent safari to Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park we were treated to a very special afternoon with a group of 6 young lion cubs around the Ngweshla Waterhole. As we arrived we saw the curious cohort gathered around a small Leopard tortoise. Given their interest levels, I’m pretty sure they had only just discovered […]

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 [...]

MalaMala and Mashatu Safari | southern Africa’s Predator Haven

As a photographer you are always looking to put yourself in an opportunity rich environment in order to increase the chances of lady luck delivering something extraordinary. I can say with honesty and first hand experience that the MalaMala and Mashatu safari itinerary does exactly that. Two iconic destinations, 8 nights, 2 photographic hide sessions, […]

Changing the way you see Green Season Safaris

I've just returned from a two week long safari through the Southern regions of Tanzania as we explored the Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve (now Nyerere National Park). This safari was scheduled at this time of the year specifically to make the most of the green season and provide a sharp contrast to [...]

The Odzala Expedition | Odzala-Kokua National Park

If you think you know Africa, come to the Congo for a perspective-altering experience. The Odzala Expedition. Here, your mind is blown by the sheer vastness of the Congo Basin and your lungs are filled by the freshest air in the world. Between rainforests, savannahs, rivers, mineral-rich baïs and swamps, you undertake an epic adventure […]

The Botswana Wilderness Safari

It took me a long time to craft the Botswana Wilderness Safari itinerary. I wanted to make sure that the itinerary was going to proivide guests who would possibly on ever epxlore this region once in their lifetime got a true sense of the diversity of the Okavanago Delta. Eventually, I was able to find a […]

Inside the Greg Mortimer – Your base for our Antarctica Expedition

In February 2021 Gerry van der Walt and Andrew Beck, co-founders of Wild Eye, will be hosting our very first Antarctica Expedition on board the Greg Mortimer. In true expedition style we encourage exploration and adventure, by offering flexibility in challenging environments in a way that puts you among the action to see and do […]

Places We Love: Beho Beho Safari Camp | Selous Game Reserve | Tanzania

Beho Beho was the first camp to be sited in The Selous Game Reserve, not on the banks, or the flood plains of the mighty Rufiji River, but in the cooler highlands so as to enjoy the ‘cooling breezes’ from which its name derives. Always designated as a ‘private camp’ it has fiercely protected its […]

Places We Love: Chitabe Camp | Okavanago Delta | Botswana

Situated on a beautiful old tree-island in a prime wilderness locale in the south-east of the Okavango Delta, Chitabe Camp is built on raised decks to provide superb views across an expansive floodplain. Thanks to its mosaic of habitats, a plethora of plains game is seen on day and night drives as well as guided […]

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 […]

5 Exciting Destinations to compliment your Masai Mara Safari Experience

The Masai Mara is without a doubt one of Africa’s most iconic wildlife areas, drawing many tourists from around the world each year. Regardless of whether you are wanting to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration during the peak season or if you’re simply wanting experience the raw beauty and diversity of the region out of […]

5 Exciting Destinations to compliment your Masai Mara Safari Experience

The Masai Mara is without a doubt one of Africa’s most iconic wildlife areas, drawing many tourists from around the world each year. Regardless of whether you are wanting to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration during the peak season or if you’re simply wanting experience the raw beauty and diversity of the region out of […]