Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Matt Armstrong and much to my delight I have recently joined the Wild Eye team as a private guide.
After years of working as a guide in places such as Tanzania’s Katavi National park and Zambia’s South Luangwa, I decided that it was time to move onwards and upwards and find a way to explore and share with others more of this wonderful continent that is Africa.
The search in how to bring this idea to reality lead me to discover Wild Eye, and after a bit of digging I realised that we share the same ideas and principles when it comes to viewing and photographing wildlife. This prompted me to get in touch and to cut a long story short I now find myself writing this introduction to you all.
My love for the bush started at a very young age after being introduced to the magic of Africa by my parents on a family holiday to the Timbavati. From then on I knew exactly what I wanted to be, a safari guide. After completing school, I attended Ulovane environmental training school and gained my guiding qualification and after studying Zoological conservation at university my wife and I moved to Tanzania.
After a year in the remote wilderness of Katavi we moved to Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park to manage and guide at Shenton Safaris Mwamba Bush Camp. As the name suggests (Mwamba meaning heaven in Chinanja) I was in paradise and completely fell in love with the park and for two years immersed myself in the surrounding wilderness, guiding guests three times a day, every day. It was over this period that I really honed both my photographic and guiding skills giving me the platform to move forward into private guiding.
Now the time has come to make that step into private guiding, I will be joining the team here at Wild Eye, but unlike the rest of the gang, I will be based in the UK – hoping to spread the word of Wild Eye far and wide. So, if there are any of you out there in the UK or indeed Europe reading this and want to know more about safaris, photography and everything in between then please get in touch I would be delighted to hear from you.
Well that’s me in a nutshell so I’ll leave you with some of my images and if you’re on Instagram make sure to look me up there as well.
Until next time
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