Guest Blog: My Exclusive Amboseli & Tsavo Safari Experience

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Recent guest Kerry Mills is relatively new to the Wild Eye fold and Excluisve Amboseli and Tsavo was her second safari with our team. Its been an absolute joy seeing how much her photography has progressed over the 14 days that she has spent on safari with us and we cant’t wait to continue to change the way she sees the world when she joins us for our Great Migration safaris in a couple of weeks time!


I lived for years in Africa, have always travelled, always had a camera in my hands, even been to Kenya before and loved all of it, so why did it take so long to find “my happy place”

Like trying to reproduce a delicious piece of cake that you always pre-order in your favorite restaurant, if you don’t have the secret ingredient, the result is not the same. For me although it took a chance finding on Instagram and subsequently booking a photographic safari, to discover that I was missing my secret ingredient – “Wild Eye”

Just back from spending 10 fantastic days with Wild Eye in Amboseli and Tsavo, learnt loads, still intoxicated on the experience and can’t stop sharing “You just have to go, you’ll love it”

I couldn’t of travelled with a nicer, safari loving group of strangers, yes strangers as apart from meeting Andrew Beck previously, I know no-one.

Amboseli with is dramatic variety of landscapes was perfect with photographic opportunities around nearly every bend; an abundance of baby elephants, plentiful feathered friends, a rare predator sighting, even Kilimanjaro smiled on us most days. Our time was up too soon and we had to leave but fortunately our Safari was not yet over.

A short uneventful journey bought us to Tsavo West, a rugged mountainous region with dense bush, black lava fields and a fresh water spring so clear you see the bottom. Here we had the benefit of having a waterhole at the lodge but out on the game drives we had to visually search though the thick foliage and up mountain sides but we were not disappointed, being able to photograph and appreciate rare, reclusive and unusual wildlife was a true blessing and gave me the opportunity to see the world though different eyes.

They say a picture paints a thousand words, I hope some of my favorite photos do just that:

Thank you Andrew πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦, Jimmy πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ for sharing your “world” with me, and Katie and Martha πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ for being great traveling buddies.

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Andrew Beck

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Very few people can tell you what their passion in life is. Even fewer will be able to tell you that what they do for a living is in fact their passion. My love for the bush and conservation took me on journey which would not only allow me to explore the continent which fascinates me so much, but to share my passion for photography and conservation with others. Be sure to check out my my websiteΒ and instagram account.

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  1. Mike Haworth

    Kerry – thanks for sharing your wonderful post. You showed a superb sequence of images. They brought back so many fond memories of my trip with Andrew last year. I am glad you enjoyed it so much, they really are special places. Best wishes!

  2. Martha Myers

    I so loved the images you included, especially the good facial shot [finally!] of that endlessly-grooming serval, the last leopard shots of the day captured in virtually no light, the Sykes monkey complete with catch-light, the butt-biting hippo, and the vulturine guinea fowl with its magnificent body and its distinctive head. I hope our paths cross again, soon!

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