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About Us - Our African Safari Travel Company & Safari Guides

James and NickyEyes on Africa was created with the vision of sharing the wonders of the African continent with those who are eager to explore some of the world's most magnificent areas...areas that combine pristine, natural beauty, incredible wildlife, cultural diversity and remote, unspoiled and untamed wilderness.

If you want to experience the true essence of Africa, then the big lodges filled with masses of tourists are not for you. We, in conjunction with only the very best of our local African partners, are here to offer you large, remote, private and exclusive concessions that cater to a minimal number of guests. With so few guests in such large unspoiled tracts of wilderness, the magical feeling is unlike anything you are likely to ever experience.

Whether you want to plan the perfect honeymoon, the daring African adventure holiday, the ultimate African safari or a unique family vacation, Africa offers it all. Eyes on Africa are here to offer you photographic African safaris, eco tourism and adventure travel. All our trips are tailor-made to our guests' specifications - so no two trips will ever be alike. Whatever your special interest, we have something that will meet your needs. We do all the research, plan your itinerary, provide necessary information and cover all details – all you need to do is pack your bag and prepare for the African vacation of a lifetime.

Eyes on Africa is run by people who know the African continent intimately, who have lived there and who know the people and places. It is run by people who were born and raised in Africa and who continue to return year after year - not only to refresh their knowledge, but predominantly because of the love and passion that they have for its areas.

Eyes on Africa is owned and managed by Nicky Glover and James Weis.

Why Book with Eyes on Africa?

Client Testimonials & Safari Photos

Nicky Glover
Nicky GloverNicky Glover in MadagascarNicky, who was born and raised in South Africa, has now found a way to combine her love of nature and wildlife with her passion for the continent of her birth. She has always excelled in the travel field and after achieving top honours in her studies; she went on to work for Wild Africa Safaris to gain valuable experience before moving on to a more challenging position. She was pleased to find herself at Wilderness Safaris, which is one of the leading African Safari operators in Africa and naturally Eyes on Africa’s preferred ground handler. Here she headed up a group of enthusiastic staff, where her vibrant and outgoing personality, along with her experience and first hand knowledge of all camps and lodges succeeded in growing not only her own team but also in turn the company.

Her enthusiasm and efficiency will make your bookings and dealings with her a pleasure and will ensure you truly appreciate and thoroughly enjoy your African adventure. Her management of Eyes on Africa will give her the freedom to ensure every effort will be for your convenience, enjoyment and hassle free travel.

James Weis

James Weis with a meerkat friend in Botswana.James Weis on safari in BotswanaJames is an extremely keen and experienced photographer who spends a minimum of 8 weeks per year in Africa - on safari. Before starting Eyes on Africa with Nicky, he had already spent over 150 days on safari in Africa, not as an agent visiting camps, but as a paying guest - giving him the true perspective needed to help plan your African safari. Based on his repeated visits and his extensive knowledge of the fauna and flora of the region, he will help you plan the ultimate African safari.

Are you a first-time visitor? James can provide first-hand tips for the nervous first-time traveler to this unforgettable corner of the world. Would you like to take beautiful photos? He really knows all the must-haves and ins and outs of what to bring and how to capture memories with your camera. James has been "doing Africa" for a long time and has invaluable knowledge to share - his years of African safari travel gives him a valuable perspective to assist you in selecting the destinations best suited to your interests.

James also leads several photographic safari workshops in Africa each year and for anyone looking to learn photography or experienced photographers looking for the "right place and the right time" to see Africa's best wildlife, James' photo trips are a great option.  See our Photo Workshops section for more details.

Above all, James has an undying love of the bush and is always eager to return.
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Vanessa Hensley

Vanessa HensleyVanessa Hensley in AfricaVanessa was born and raised in South Africa and has been working in hospitality and travel in one way or another for most of her adult life. Before joining Eyes on Africa, she was a Travel Consultant for corporate and leisure clients traveling all over the globe. Vanessa's work in corporate and leisure involved a variety of travel plans, from air and land, to cruises, to large corporate events. Through this experience, she learned how to effectively handle even the most demanding travel arrangements.

Longing to share her love of Africa, she joined Eyes on Africa and hasn't looked back. Like Nicky and James, Vanessa travels to Africa every year to visit properties and spend time on safari.

Whether it is a large group, a family with children or a couple seeking an adventure, Vanessa loves helping create what becomes for many of her clients, the trip of a lifetime. Her passion, her years of travel experience, her knowledge of Africa, and her attention to every aspect of her clients' vacation planning make Vanessa an invaluable member of the Eyes on Africa team.

Pamela Langhoff

Pamela Langhoff in AfricaPamela on safariPamela was born and raised in scenic Cape Town, South Africa. Her first experience with an African Safari was at the age of 16, when she traveled to Zimbabwe for a two-week safari adventure. Inspired then, she never imagined that her career path would lead her to more such magical adventures.

Pam has a real passion for travel, having lived on three continents and traveled throughout Europe, the US, and of course, Africa! She enjoys every aspect of African travel, from the diverse cultures, the sightseeing, adventure activities, wildlife and nature.

Pam is a real people’s person and she enjoys any social setting, loves music and one of her favorite pass times is "scrap-booking". However, Pam’s true passion is travel and, like the rest of the Eyes on Africa team, she travels home to Africa at least once per year to visit properties, go on safari and visit African villages.

Joining Eyes on Africa has fulfilled Pam’s dream of having a career that is rewarding, exciting, enjoyable and one that often changes people’s lives. Pam believes that once you experience the magic and adventure that Africa offers, your heart and soul will always yearn to go back!

Our commitment to you as the discerning traveler is to not only provide the best service at the most reasonable cost, but to share with you the splendor of this truly diverse and magnificent continent. We want you to return home with a yearning to go back.

You may leave Africa, but Africa will never leave you!

Come and share the wonders that Africa has to offer you.

With warm wishes,
The Eyes on Africa Travel Team

Eyes on Africa was selected most knowledgeable Regional Expert for Southern Africa / Safaris by National Geographic Traveler Magazine, 20th Anniversary Special Issue, October 2004.
Eyes on Africa was selected most knowledgeable
Regional Expert for Southern Africa / Safaris by
National Geographic Traveler Magazine,
20th Anniversary Special Issue.


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