Month: November 2019

Wild Eye - Madikwe - Timing

Timing is everything…

When it comes to photography and wildlife photography in particular, timing is everything. In wildlife photography there are so many variables that are out of our control, this means that when something is happening, our timing needs to be spot on in order to capture the image that we are after. In today's blog I am going to be sharing 3 images all taken from the same sighting and all…

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How and what to pack for a Safari

Travelling to Africa on safari is an exciting adventure but one of the most frequently asked questions revolves around what and how to pack. With strict weight restrictions on internal flights between camps, packing can sometimes present a bit of a challenge. I thought I'd share the gear and methodology behind my packing for safari. Remember that the details of both the weight allowance and acceptable bag types will vary…

Wild Eye - Madikwe - Lion paw

Two weeks in Madikwe

Having recently returned from two weeks in Madikwe I thoughts I would go a different direction and steer clear of the normal trip report and tell you all a little bit more about this incredible safari destination. Some information about Madikwe: Madikwe is the fifth largest Reserve in South Africa It is situated in the North West Province of South Africa on the border Botswana The land where Madikwe now…

South Luangwa, Michael Laubscher, Wild Eye

Experience South Luangwa

Hello all I am beyond excited to say that over the next two weeks I'll be spending time hosting a privately guided safari starting in the tail-end of the Great Rift Valley in one of Africa’s most untouched, purest wilderness eco-systems; South Luangwa National Park before we finish off with a week in Hwange National Park. South Luangwa is considered to be one of Africa’s last great safari parks &…

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South Luangwa… A destination that will steal your heart and touch your soul

It's no secret anymore, South Luangwa has without a doubt become one of my favourite Safari destinations, if not my favourite. A few week ago I had the privilege of once again visiting the magnificent Park, also known as "The Valley of the Leopards". During this trip we spent 8 days in total at two perfectly located Camps, Tena Tena and Kaingo, October is my favourite time to visit South…

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48 hours with Savute’s Mega Pride

Since watching the fascinating documentary "Africa's Giant Killers" I have wanted to view and spend time with Savute's Mega Pride. This incredibly powerful pride consists of 29 individual Lions, ranging from young Cubs to adult Lionesses, from young Males who's manes are just developing to big black maned Lions. During this documentary they focus on how this particular Pride have developed the technique and skill set to take down young…

Michael Laubscher - Mara Sunset, Wild Eye

An African Sunset

Hello all Today I would like to share a very short blog with you all. It is one of my favorite quotes and one that I believe in strongly along with an iconic Mara sunset image above and video scene below. “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.”  - Richard Mullin [embedyt]…