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Best of Serengeti

It is hard to think of another destination that can compete with the Serengeti from a pure numbers point of view. The Serengeti is an absolute haven for wildlife, from grazers to growers and even Predators. The Serengeti is a name firmly embedded within the safari culture of both days gone by and the modern era. It has inspired filmmakers, drawn in countless wildlife photographers and romanced lovers from all around the…

Green Season Safaris

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 dry season safari experience that so many guests are familiar with. East Africa has…

Botswana Wilderness Safari-9

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 combination of camps and regions to form a nine night journey through Okavango Delta. The…

Tusker Tim, Amboseli, Kenya, Wild Eye, Michael Laubscher

A Tribute To Tusker Tim

Tusker Tim has lay to rest for his final time. I hope this does not come as a shock to you. By now, I figured that you would of seen multiple posts on the various social platforms? If this news is new to you, sadly it is true. Tusker Tim was one of the last remaining great "tusker" elephant in Kenya and the world for that matter. I was saddened…

Antarctica - Wild Eye

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 as much as possible. This itinerary is only a guide and subject to change due…

10 Moments of 2019-2

10 Safari Highlights of 2019

It's always good to take stock of the experiences and moments one has shared at the end of a long year of safaris. Its something I've done to an extent in the past but I really wanted to share some of the spectacular safari highlights of 2019 with you all. I think that 2019 has to be one of my greatest years of hosting safaris to date given the number…

24Best of 2019

My favourite images of 2019

As this year is drawing to a rapid close, I took some time to show some of my favourite sightings and images for this year. The Marsh in Amboseli is a beautiful place to photograph Elephants and this Female just posed perfectly with the setting sun. The rainy season always brings some moody skies, the perfect opportunity to photograph Elephants with a wide angle lens Again Amboseli offered some incredible photographic opportunities this…

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…

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]…

Michael Laubscher - Maasai Culture, Wild Eye

Maasai Culture

The man you will see below is one of the most incredible men I know. His Name is Dickson Sakaya and he manages the Wild Eye Mara Camp along with his team with some seen below; I dare you, try as hard as you wish but I can assure you that you will not find more humble people in the country. Speaking of Kenya, I have recently returned from my…