Why should I choose Eagle Eye Safaris?

See what our previous clients have to say:

Claudia: “Karen and Ernest of Eagle Eye Safaris provided an incredible safari to our intimate group. Thank you for your care, your humor, your amazing knowledge and your team of fabulousness at the lodge. Everything from the photo tips, the Lightroom classes, and the insane photo ops we were all able to take advantage of made for a 5 days trip of a lifetime.”


Laura and Mark: “My husband and I took a safari trip with Eagle Eye Safaris recently along with his mother and friend and had the MOST amazing time! Eagle Eye Safaris helped us from advice on which flights to take, then they took care of booking all our lodging and accommodations. All of the lodging was fantastic, people were friendly and the food delicious! Because Eagle Eye Safaris are photographers, your safari experience will be like no other – they will get you up close and personal with the animals and help you obtain the most photographic shots for your album. Ernest and Karen were simply amazing to work with and be with before and of course during our trip! If you want to book a safari – don’t wait — Book NOW with Eagle Eye Safaris!”



Peggy and Tom “Eagle Eye Safaris (Karen Blackwood and Ernest Porter) were with us from the planning stages throughout the safari. It was our 50th Anniversary and they saw to it that we were made to feel so special. They gave us memories that we will never forget, from decorating our room when we arrived to delicious, romantic dinners. Our safari drives were packed full of adventure. We saw the Big 5 and many more. Came home with almost 6000 photos thanks to Karen and Ernest and their teaching skills. I loved the small size group because we really got to know everyone. At night we could hear the lions roar. It was all I imagined and so much more.”


Herman: “I booked a private tour with Eagle Eye Safaris to do a full-day of birding around Joburg. Although Ernest is an accomplished photographer, he did not even bring his own camera on the trip as he focused purely on spotting birds for me. That’s what I call excellent customer-centric service! This tour was definitely one of the highlights of my recent visit to South Africa.”



Amy: “I visited the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in June with a group of friends. Not only were Karen and Ernest were fun and easy-going, but they did an excellent job in all aspects of the safari. We got to see so many amazing animals in an absolutely beautiful setting, all while being given expert advise on how to capture the perfect shot! I simply can’t say enough about how wonderful the experience was! It truly was the trip of a lifetime!”


Russ: “Ernest and Karen of Eagle Eye hosted a great safari. Their gentle teaching helped me produce great photos that I will cherish the rest of my life. The arrangements they made for the entire trip, end to end from JNB airport, could not have been better. I’ve done a lot of traveling. This trip makes it to one of my personal ‘Big Five.’ ”


P.j.:“Ernest Porter and Karen Blackwood of Eagle Eye Safaris deliver… 2 Bush drives a day, and wonderful chef-created meals were served. Included were photo/camera lessons by Karen and Ernest, (both are award-winning snappers) … a real help if you want to take stellar pics. All my future safaris will be with them, I assure you. You can’t go wrong with these talented, knowledgeable, fun and friendly people. We saw all the animals we wanted and then some… no stones were left unturned. Way to go, Eagle Eye Safaris !!! A+++++++”


Kara and Beth: “My mom and I travelled with Eagle Eye Safaris to South Africa, Rwanda and Uganda. What an incredible experience! I got some absolutely amazing wildlife shots and a better understanding of my camera. We even did an impromptu night time Milky Way shoot. Karen and Ernest took care great care of us…”


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