Category: Travel

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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 in planning a custom tour to Africa. Our team of experienced tour planners will work…

Michael Laubscher, South Luangwa, Zambia, Wild Eye

Surprised By An Elephant

Hello all My 2019 safari's are a wrap and what a year its been! I was lucky enough to "end" my year in two new destinations namely; South Luangwa National Park Hwange National Park My guest Barbara Hartman (who you should follow on Instagram as she has incredible images - CLICK HERE) and I spent a wee in each reserve and what an adventure it was. When it comes to…

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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…

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Hwange National Park

Today is the start of part two of this privately guided safari. My guest and I loved the experience in South Luangwa but now we are making our way to a reserve that is wild, remote, tough to get to and authentic in every way, Hwange National Park. This incredible place offers its visitor an opportunity to see a real & raw Africa as wildlife still roam free, not prohibited by…

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Thorntree River Lodge

Afternoon sunset cruises on the mighty Zambezi to the sound of hippos, touring the majestic Victoria Falls and dining under the African starlight. That’s a few of things I recently experienced when I visited Thorntree River Lodge in Zambia. From the very smooth and efficient pick up and transfer to the warm welcome of the friendly staff, the entire experience at Thorntree River Lodge is incredible. As if all of…

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Scenic Helicopter Flights Over The Okavango Delta

A scenic flight over Botswana's Okavango Delta is an opportunity you cant afford to miss. Moments after departing you’ll enjoy the breath-taking views seen only from a helicopter. Experience the crystal-clear water channels meandering their way through lagoons, while journeying deep into the lush green flood plains to explore the abundant wildlife of the Okavango region. [caption id="attachment_10082" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Canon 5DsR, Canon 70-200mm F2.8 @ F4,5, 1/400, ISO 500…

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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…

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…