Month: May 2019

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Trip Report: May 2019 Botswana Wilderness Tour

I have to admit that Botswana's Okavango Delta has a special place in my heart and the tours that I host there twice a year continue to deliver incredible sightings and experiences. I'm bucking the trend and sharing a slightly different take on the trip report for this years first of two departures. Rather than a day by day breakdown I've put together a highlights video which is then followed…

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Are Photographers taking it too far??

With social media becoming part of our daily lives and with Wildlife images flooding the social scene, are photographers putting themselves under pressure to stand out from the crowd and in turn impacting wildlife in a negative way? Now this might be a very controversial topic, but here are a few issues that I have noticed on social media and some thoughts... Low Angle Images There is no doubt that…

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Magical Madikwe – Trip Report May 2019

Hello all I am back in office for only 4.5 days before a walking adventure in the Makuleke concession, Northern Kruger this coming Saturday. Before I go I would like to share some incredible moments captured during the two Madikwe Safaris I hosted this month. When I say two weeks, these were separate weeks of 5 guests on each & what an incredible time we had. The month of May…

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The Amazing Wild Eye Mara Camp Staff

If you have not been to the Wild Eye Mara Camp you are missing out.  You are missing out on incredible game viewing.  You are missing out on an authentic and truly African safari experience.  You are missing out on incredible memories and friendships. But more than this you are missing out on meeting and spending time with some of the most amazing, real, respectful and special people you could…

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Trip Report: Best of Botswana 2018

Anybody that has been on safari in Botswana would agree that it is possibly one of the most diverse wildlife destinations in the world! Irrespective of the time of year visited, Botswana will offer any wildlife enthusiast an authentic, immersive and memorable experience - it truly is beautiful! This years' Best of Botswana safari was certainly no exception! The lengthy 15 day itinerary was well planned out to ensure that…

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Trip report: South Luangwa Photo Safari 1-8 October 2018

As nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts we are constantly looking for new adventures and destinations.  Destinations that will take your breath away.  Places that are wild, undisturbed and still fairly unspoilt and exclusive.  South Luangwa is one of those places. During the first week of October, three guests and myself travelled to South Luangwa, spending the first three nights at Tena Tena Camp and then the next four nights at…

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Talking Travel: African Bushcamps Nyamatusi Camp in Mana Pools

Nyamatusi Camp is the latest in the African Bush Camps Collection. Set in one of the wildest and most remote parts of Africa, on the banks of one of the oldest rivers in the world, Nyamatusi allows guests to experience an authentic view of the old untouched Africa. Inspired by the traditional custodians of the land who respected the river as the source of life, the design of the camp…

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Trip Report: Hwange Safari, October 2016

Do you love elephants? Read on... Do you love lions? Absolutely read on... Do you love staying at a safari camp where animals constantly visit? No doubt the trip report for you... I have been to Hwange several times over the last few years, but no single visit could compare with what I found this time round. I have never visited this region of Hwange before. Boy, where has it…

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It’s all about the eyes

There are many contributing factors that make a good wildlife image a great one.  The light, the subject, the background and for me one of the most important factors are the eyes. Often when filtering through a particular scene or sighting you will immediately notice that the images that have your subject's eyes open are a lot more attractive than when the eyes are closed or about to close.  When…