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MalaMala and Mashatu

MalaMala and Mashatu Safari | southern Africa’s Predator Haven

As a photographer you are always looking to put yourself in an opportunity rich environment in order to increase the chances of lady luck delivering something extraordinary. I can say with honesty and first hand experience that the MalaMala and Mashatu safari itinerary does exactly that. Two iconic destinations, 8 nights, 2 photographic hide sessions, 8 night drives with opportunities to shoot side and backlit scenes, just 4 guests and…

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…

Andrew Beck Odzala Trip Report-16

The Odzala Expedition | Odzala-Kokua National Park

If you think you know Africa, come to the Congo for a perspective-altering experience. The Odzala Expedition. Here, your mind is blown by the sheer vastness of the Congo Basin and your lungs are filled by the freshest air in the world. Between rainforests, savannahs, rivers, mineral-rich baïs and swamps, you undertake an epic adventure of gorilla-trekking, game drives, boating, kayaking, forest walking and river-wading to discover rare and endangered…

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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…

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…

Beho Beho Rooms

Places We Love: Beho Beho Safari Camp | Selous Game Reserve | Tanzania

Beho Beho was the first camp to be sited in The Selous Game Reserve, not on the banks, or the flood plains of the mighty Rufiji River, but in the cooler highlands so as to enjoy the 'cooling breezes' from which its name derives. Always designated as a 'private camp' it has fiercely protected its individuality and privileged location as one of the most 'magical' places it is possible to…

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Places We Love: Chitabe Camp | Okavanago Delta | Botswana

Situated on a beautiful old tree-island in a prime wilderness locale in the south-east of the Okavango Delta, Chitabe Camp is built on raised decks to provide superb views across an expansive floodplain. Thanks to its mosaic of habitats, a plethora of plains game is seen on day and night drives as well as guided walks. Chitabe Camp is such a firm favourite of mine that it is the very…

Laura Galbraith Amboseli-3

Guest Blog: The Amboseli Experience

Recent guest Laura Galbraith returned for her third Wild Eye Safari and joined us for the very first Amboseli and Masai Mara Safari. This trip combines 1 night in Nairobi on arrival in Kenya followed by 5 nights in Amboseli National Park, finishing with 6 nights in the Wild Eye Mara Camp. Laura shares her thoughts and some images from her safari with us. *** What can I tell you…

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5 Exciting Destinations to compliment your Masai Mara Safari Experience

The Masai Mara is without a doubt one of Africa's most iconic wildlife areas, drawing many tourists from around the world each year. Regardless of whether you are wanting to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration during the peak season or if you're simply wanting experience the raw beauty and diversity of the region out of peak season, the Masai Mara provides the ideal springboard to explore a treasure chest of…

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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…