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Best Of Kenya Trip Report (18 to 27 July 2019)

There is just something mind boggling about this particular adventure. Here is a quote that, to me, fits so well when it comes to the Best Of Kenya Safari; “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein Why or how would this quote fit you may be wondering? Well; I have hosted many safari in my time doing what I did & currently…

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#LetLionsLive this World Lion Day

Lions have undergone a catastrophic decline and are on the brink of extinction in all but the largest and best managed national parks. Just over a century ago, there were more than 200,000 wild lions living in Africa. Today, there are only about 20,000; lions are extinct in 26 African countries and have vanished from over 95 percent of their historic range. Though lions still exist in 28 African countries…

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Some highlights from Mana Pools and Hwange 24 July – 3 August 2019

As the winter months are slowly but surely coming to an end, the vegetation across most of Southern Africa is getting drier and drier.  Recently I had the privilege of visiting both Mana Pools and Hwange National Park and since they have had a very bad summer rainfall (usually between November and March) conditions were drier than usual. Our first stop of the Safari was Mana Pools where we would…

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The 12 and a half hour game drive

How often have you found yourself trawling through Instagram or any other photo sharing platform and stopping to think about the planning or time that went into capturing an image? Compared to other genres of photography, wildlife photographers often have very little time and options when it comes to planning their shot. Or do we? This post is all about the better part of 7 hours spent in the company…

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Why I love the Masai Mara

Returning from my first week in the Masai Mara for the year I find myself reflecting on what I love about the Masai Mara. I know our team here at Wild Eye go on about the camp, the staff and the experience but bear with me here. I want to try and share with you all, why it is that I simply cannot get enough of the Mara. Yes, the…