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Not all wild animal encounters are unethical. Here are a few options for appropriate animal encounters that still provide the thrill of being up-close to wildlife, while not compromising the animals’ well-being.

Best places to explore on an African Safari this season

Game-hunting safaris are a thing of the past. Nowadays, adventure travelers want to explore Africa for its sheer beauty, abundant wildlife, and intriguing culture. Tanzania and Kenya remain extremely popular [...]

Where to head for an amazing yet affordable safari?

With South Africa’s weak Rand making a safari in the Rainbow Nation more affordable than ever, the country has assured its bucket list status with travellers. For that reason, Acacia [...]

A guide to getting lost in Lalibela

The labyrinthine world of Lalibela is one of the holiest sites in Ethiopia. It is included on nearly every standard tour of the country and for good reason. To explore [...]

Eliminate Unwanted Distractions

I do not enjoy looking at an image as much where my eyes keep jumping around or when they don’t know where to focus than looking at an image that [...]

When in doubt, zoom out

One of the biggest challenges we face as Photographers and Photographic Guides helping people with their photography, is to get the confidence to zoom out or pull back. When we [...]

5 tips to help you prepare for your hike up Kilimanjaro

5 tips to help you prepare for your hike up Kilimanjaro.

Less Is More! Keep It Simple!

How do you classify a good image? Is it the more you cram into the frame the better the image? OR Is it the less there is in the frame [...]

Accept Criticism

If I must say so myself, it is so great to be part of such a wonderful team here at Wild Eye! A team with loads of experience. A team [...]

Top 10 safari spots for 2017

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania If a safari is on your 2017 bucket list, Acacia Africa’s round up of the top ten “must visit” parks and reserves could be well worth [...]

Spice up your adventure on Zanzibar

  Centuries ago, Zanzibar was an important trade hub for the spice industry, and the island is still one of the very few producers of saffron in the world. You [...]

6 reasons why private safari villas make the perfect family getaway

Relaxing on the drive back to Singita Castleton, your private villa and home-away-from-home, everyone is reveling in the magic of having had an epic game drive. The kids are in [...]

20 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Richtersveld

When we went to the Richtersveld for the first time in 2004, we wanted to soak up information from anyone and everyone. It seemed a daunting undertaking. And although it [...]

Safari 101: Local is “lekker” – Part Two

Looking for Part 1? — Safari 101: Local is “lekker” (continued)… 6. Making the most of your time After settling into the camp and unloading all items from the car, [...]

Safari 101: Local is “lekker” (or 10 SA ways to go on safari)

The first thing foreigners seem to ask us about South Africa is how to “go on safari”; right after they (immigration officers included) are astounded at the fact that our white [...]

Plan a safari for kids: Get more rewarding family holidays in South Africa

You might think that going on a safari is the perfect fit for a family holiday, and rightfully so. But some places do not allow children, as there are extra [...]

Planning for the holidays? Check out the glory of Cape Town this year

Cape Town may not be the first option that springs to mind when planning either a city break or a longer vacation, however it is a viable and extremely attractive [...]

10 reasons to go on safari before 2015 runs out

As summer peaks and fall approaches most international travellers are already looking towards booking trips for 2016. With regards to Africa, almost all safari travel is planned and booked 6 [...]

Tour guide revolution: How to travel across the world with a local in your pocket

If you love getting a local perspective on your travels to far flung places but can’t stand following around a boorish tour guide then a new smartphone app might just be [...]

The seven styles of safari sleeping

When organising your safari holiday you’ll have to decide what kind of accommodation you require. Different trips will offer different facilities, here we give you a run down on the [...]