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The African Conservation Foundation lost a dear friend and colleague recently as our co-founder John Parkin sadly suddenly passed away, aged 72. John Parkin was a gifted teacher and after taking early retirement he concentrated [...]

Luxury and style at ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya

By Roxanne Reid. The Chyulu Hills in southeast Kenya were green when we visited in early June, surrounded by open plains sprinkled with trees – a place to see munching [...]

How Slow Can You Go?

The real answer? As slow as you want. With our Great Migration safari season fast approaching I have had quite a few people ask about how to photograph the spectacle [...]

Highlights of Kenya’s Maasai Mara

By Roxanne Reid. To lovers of safari and wildlife, the words Maasai Mara conjure scenes of abundant game and endless plains dotted with trees. This national reserve in southwest Kenya [...]

Wildlife Photography with the OMD EM-1 Mark II

The topic of mirrorless cameras for wildlife photography is an interesting one with some DSLR users completely against it while those shooting mirrorless sit proudly on the other side of [...]

The Bounty of the Busanga Plains

Graham Simmonds explores the bountiful plains of Kafue National Park, enjoying all that the early season has to offer.

How to Photography: Elephants

Elephants. What a wonderful subject they can be to photograph. Wonderful indeed, but photographing these magnificent beats can be, at times, quite challenging. One of the reasons for this, is [...]

Guest Post: All Creatures Great and Small

Martha Myers is a regular guest of ours and has just returned from our Exclusive Amboseli and Tsavo Safari. Clearly, she not only has the creative skill behind the lens but [...]

Saddling up in the Drakensberg foothills

The city of Durban, normally hot and sunny was wet and windy when I arrived, but not with the wintry drizzle of England. No, it was African rain – warm, [...]

Guest Blog: My Botswana Wilderness Safari Experience

I found my happy place through wildlife photography in the African wilderness and this trip was my fourth one with Wild Eye (including the seminar). It’s my first time in [...]

Highlights of lakes Naivasha and Nakuru in Kenya

​By Roxanne Reid. If you grew up reading books like Karen Blixen’s Out of Africa and Elspeth Huxley’s Flame Trees of Thika, you’ll understand what a thrill it is to [...]

A Special Moment with a Wild White Lion

As a Guide, or anyone that enjoys nature for that matter, there are certain things we always wish to see.  Whether it be Wildebeest crossing over the Mara River, Polar [...]

The Battle of Beasts

How many times have you heard horror stories of Buffalo mauling people, being one of the most dangerous animals to encounter of foot etc?  Yes fact of the matter is [...]

Patrick Bergin on CNNMoney with Maggie Lake
How to Photograph Mountain Gorillas

When you go on a normal safari in Africa you stand the chance of seeing and photographing around 20 mammals during your time in the field.  As awesome as this [...]

Highlights of the Chyulu Hills, Kenya

By Roxanne Reid. Somewhere between Tsavo East and Amboseli national parks in south-eastern Kenya you’ll find the green Chyulu Hills, where we began our East African adventure. Snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro [...]

Are African businesses finally ready to go green?

Those of you keeping an eye on Africa’s varying eco credentials over the past few years may have noticed an exciting trend beginning to emerge of late. We’ve known for [...]

African court’s landmark ruling gives hope to rural people across the continent

The still new African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has issued a landmark judgement for marginalised communities across Africa. It ruled that the Kenyan government violated the rights of [...]

Past and present collide in Namibia’s ghost town

By Roxanne Reid. I’ve talked before about how diamonds at Kolmanskop were so plentiful in the early 1900s that you could pluck them by the fistful off the open ground. The [...]

Get to eye level

One thing that totally changes the effect of your image is trying to get down to the ground or eye level with your subject but remember to still be ethical which [...]



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