Category: Trip Reports

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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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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…

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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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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…

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Guest Blog: My first time in The Masai Mara and East Africa by Rob Terpelle

For me this was the first time in in East Africa. My selection of images reflect the great safari experience I had and in which I tried to create a diverse portfolio. This not only by animal diversity and composition, but also by trying new things like silhouettes, slow shutter and panning. This was also encouraged by both Andrew and Johan who were of great help in achieving that diversity…

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An incredible 12 Hours in the Mara Triangle Conservancy

I've been very fortunate to spend several weeks in the Mara Triangle for the last 8 years and one thing is for certain, this part of the world always delivers when it comes to game viewing. Regardless of whether you visit in peak season or off season, the Mara will deliver. However, every now and then you have a day or a sighting which simply blows your mind. Even after…

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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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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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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…