Category: Travel

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The Most Spectacular Sunset

Hello everyone In this short blog I would like to share the below video with you all. This has by far been one of the most special moments I've been a part of in the Masai Mara and truly shouts out AFRICA! I hope it touches your heart as much as it did mine. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm9JpcwkkcQ[/embedyt] Until next time; Happy Snapping! Michael Laubscher

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The best 2 weeks I’ve had in the Mara to date

I often find it fascinating that people are hesitant in visiting the same destination twice. Every single Safari and experience is different and unique, no matter how many times you've visited the particular destination. The Masai Mara is a destination that we are privileged enough to visit every year, sometimes even 3 or 4 times a year and every single trip is different. The recent 2 weeks that I had…

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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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Favourite Moments From A Favourite Adventure!

Hello all Today in one week I'll be starting my next adventure. I am beyond excited because this journey will take my 6 guests & I on a 9 night Kenyan adventure. I have been hosting this particular safari for the past two & a half years & can easily say that it has become my favourite itinerary due to the diversity in landscapes & animal species. This incredible adventure…

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The One Item You Need To Include In Your Svalbard Packing List

It's probably not what you think. Yes, when you head to Svalbard for a small expedition cruise you need to pay a little more attention to what you pack than a regular safari.  Let's face it, with sub-zero temperatures, wind, snow, zodiac rides, water landings, walking on ice, inside, outside - to name but a few of the activities you will be taking part on during an Arctic adventure requires…

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The Two Sides of the Great Migration

The annual wildebeest migration, the Great Migration, is rightfully known as the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. For many people around the world the Great Migration epitomises the ultimate African safari experience and is still one of the quintessential bucket list items that any wildlife and nature enthusiast should tick off of their list at least once. Wildlife photographers also know that the Migration offers incredible photographic opportunities and many portfolios and…

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3 Ways to Maximise Your Safari Experience

For many, a Safari is a once in a lifetime experience, some of whom have waited their entire lives for a week or two's holiday.  There are many things to consider when booking your ultimate adventure, but here are 3 ways you can maximise your life changing experience. 1.  Minimise Your Expectation It is so easy to get carried away with what you might expect to see and experience that…

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African Parks 2018 Annual Report: Odzala-Kokua National Park, The Republic of The Congo

African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation, founded in 2000, that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks and protected areas in partnership with governments and local communities. Our aim is to rehabilitate each park, making them ecologically, socially and financially sustainable long into the future, for the benefit of people and wildlife. At the close of 2018, African Parks had fifteen parks…

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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…