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It’s Almost Safari Time

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It’s almost time for my first safari of 2017 and I’m psyched that once again I get to go back to some of my favorite wildlife photography destinations in Africa.

The Masai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha are all spectacular destinations to visit and that’s the reason we have included all of them in our Big Cats & Tuskers photo safari.  We might as well have called this one The Best of Kenya photo safari as it really shows you the best of what this incredible country has to offer.  If you follow the links to the destinations in the previous sentence can see some of the images from last year’s February departure and that  you could expect to get on this trip.

Now, if you were thinking you might want to join this safari on a last minute basis – sorry, it’s fully booked!

But you could always look at our next departure which takes place from 19 to 28 July and runs in reverse which means you end up in the Mara during Migration season.  Based on last year’s July departure you are very likely to see the migration spectacle and river crossings during this trip get in touch of you’re keen to experience Kenya with the Wild Eye team.

As I start my safari prep this week – and you can follow along on my Snapchat – I scrolled through some of the images to wake up that little photographic voice in my head which is always thinking composition, possibilities and a whole lot more.  Just to show you the incredible diversity of the areas we will be visiting here’s an image from each destination in the order that our safari group will be visiting them next week.

Masai Mara

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Lake Nakuru

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Lake Naivasha

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Can’t wait to get back out into the field!

If you’re keen to follow along our safari in realtime make sure to check out the Wild Eye Instagram stories.  Whenever we have a safari running – like our Madikwe safari which is currently underway so go check out the updates – the Wild Eye guide will be sharing behind the scenes moments and sightings from the trip making it possible for you to see what a real safari should be like.  This is just another way in which Wild Eye leads the field in sharing photographic safari content online and adds value to our online community.

Speaking of firsts and Wild Eye leading the way, and if you follow me on Snapchat you’ll know this, I have recently started The Wildlife Photography Podcast.  I’m very excited for this and look forward to exploring various topics around and related to wildlife photography.  Gonna be fun  The podcast will be available on both iTunes and SoundCloud so stay tuned for the details but in the meantime you can check out the first episode here.

Great to be back doing blogs, podcasts and yes, new video series coming soon!

Until next time.


About the Author

Gerry van der Walt

I am a private and specialist photographic safari guide, public speaker, co founder of Wild Eye and wildlife photographer. Visit my website at or follow my journey on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter a look forward to changing the way you see the world.  I also host a Wildlife Photography Podcast and I Vlog!

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