Client reviews and testimonials about Eagle Eye Safaris’ Wildlife Photo Safaris

“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.”


“Our 7-day Great Migration Safari in Kenya was simply amazing, Karen and Ernest did a fantastic job making the trip memorable, comfortable, and most importantly, fun; not to mention the great photos this novice photographer took with their ever-patient help. Their knowledge of the animal kingdom was exceptional and greatly deepened our safari experience. They made sure that their safari guests were always in the most optimal position to see and photograph the plethora of wildlife that one can witness in their natural habitat. I would highly recommend Eagle Eye Safari’s for anybody thinking of going on a safari, photographer or non-photographers alike.”

“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!”
Laura and Mark

Hear Shirley’s testimonial about her experience on a Wildlife Photo Safari with Eagle Eye Safaris at our Sabi Sands Luxury Lodge in South Africa:

“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.”
Peggy and Tom

“Jordan and Egypt were Amazing!! I was able to have an experience of a lifetime this past month with my son, Adam, traveling with Eagle Eye Safari tours through Jordan and Egypt. Jordan was amazing with the beautiful desert landscape of Wadi Rum and the ancient beautiful city of Petra and the experience of floating on the Dead sea. Driving through the country, we loved all the camels we met along the way!! Sampling the camel milk was awesome and of course we loved our Camel ride! Our accommodations were excellent and the food was delicious! We appreciated our Eagle Eye tour guide Karen (Thanks Karen with your help taking pictures)! We really enjoyed our local tour guide Ramzi, a life long resident of Petra who was very knowledgeable and also very kind keeping me, a senior, on my feet on walks through bumpy terrain. Ramzi introduced us to some some of his Jordanian friends along the way who shared their delicious food including fresh off the vine watermelon and cantelope. He also did some skillful driving in the desert sand dunes that was very fun as we drove to a spectacular Wadi Rum desert outlook. If you love an adventure, I would highly recommend this tour!!

Next we went to Egypt, again with Eagle Eye Safaris and of course the sights were mind blowing as we expected!!! Our local tour guide, and Egyptologist, Emann brought everything to life with her passionate knowledge of Temples, Kings, pharaohs, pyramids, tombs and her expansive Egyptian history knowledge. Emann and Marwa saw to our every need and desire. We appreciated the thoughtful planning of our Eagle Eye Safaris tour by owners Karen and Ernest who accompanied us. The accommodations, the food, the Nile cruise and the amazing Hot Air Balloon ride and so much more were first class. I’m sure King Tut would approve! Thank you Eagle Eye Safaris for an incredible experience!!!”


“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.”

Peggy and Tom celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with us. Watch the fun in their client testimonial about their Wildlife Photo Safari at our Traditional Camp in Manyaleti, South Africa:

“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!”

“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.’ ”

“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+++++++”

“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.”
Kara and Beth

You can read more client reviews and testimonials on Trip Advisor, Safari Bookings, and Facebook. Better yet, choose your destination and book now to come with us on a Wildlife Photo Safari Workshop, then write your own great review!