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Matt Armstrong - Wild Eye

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.

Matt Armstrong - Wild Eye

Matt Armstrong - Wild Eye

Matt Armstrong - Wild Eye

Matt Armstrong - Wild Eye

Matt Armstrong - Wild Eye

Matt Armstrong - Wild Eye

Matt Armstrong - Wild Eye

Matt Armstrong - Wild Eye

Matt Armstrong - Wild Eye

Matt Armstrong - Wild Eye

Until next time

Matt

About the Author

Matt Armstrong

A deep love of nature and the great expanse of the wilderness drew me to Africa at a young age and has captivated me ever since. I truly believe that my experience and passion will ensure that you to leave your Wild Eye safari with images you can be proud of and memories that will last a life time.

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  1. Tamara Murris

    Will be great to have Wild Eye in Europe too….. will you be organising trips in Europe as well?? or only into Africa from the EU? I’m going to move to Holland next year and would love to travel withing Europe with Wild Eye too…. to the bird hides of Bence Mate in Hungary for example 😉

    1. Gerry van der Walt

      Thanks for the comment Tamara! We definitely have Europe in our sites and in the next year or two we will be adding new destinations so make sure to stay tuned. Would love to see you on a future trip and spend some photographic time together!
      G

  2. Val

    Matt your photo with the Buffalos and Lion was so dramatic and something unique, not seen this scenario before. Trips wishing Europe would be intertesting, have been to the Mara with Wild Eye and it was amazing.

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