Join us on our South Africa Birding Tour and Wildlife Safari! The southernmost country on the African continent is a nature-lover’s paradise, where you can experience spectacular landscapes and an incredible range of wildlife. We will be visiting game reserves, national parks and private reserves with expert guides and will see a high diversity of birds including many endemics. We will also enjoy the spectacular African wildlife in Game Reserves and the famous Kruger National Park!
Departures & Prices
Tour Price Includes
- All meals
- All accommodations (Luxury and simple, clean lodgings)
- Ground transporation (13 passenger van)
- All park, conservation and entrance fees
Tour Price Does Not Include
- Flights to and from start / end location
- Travel Insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Gratuities to local guides
What to Expect
What to Expect
Days will usually start at first light, to catch activity in the morning before the day warms up and activity slows down. On most days, there will be a pre-breakfast optional walk, and we will have night game drives in the national park for owls and other nightlife. Most days will typically find us starting at dawn, continuing to noon, perhaps having a siesta before heading out again in the afternoon, and finishing at dusk, for a leisurely dinner during which we review what we have seen and discuss plans for the next day.
The weather will vary from warm days to cool nights. Rain is possible. Expect temperature ranges from lows in the 30s (5 Celsius) to highs in the 90s (30 Celsius). Dress in layers, with a warm sweater or jacket for cooler weather, as South Africa’s spring climate is variable and conditions often change markedly during a single day so layers can be put on and discarded.
Good walking shoes or light boots should suffice at most locations. Most walking is largely on fairly level, even ground, with a couple of short stretches of steeper, rockier inclines.
We stay in good quality accommodations, often in excellent birding localities.
Transportation is typically by 13 passenger Toyota Quantum van driven by the guide. This is not an open top safari type vehicle, but we do aim to get out in this type of vehicle in Kruger National Park if one is available.We will have game drives in Kruger, which will maximize our chances for viewing wildlife, especially large mammals.
Even though we cannot guarantee a sighting of the animals below, we feel quite confident that an encounter with the ones listed below is quite likely.
- Southern Bald Ibis
- Barrow’s Korhaan
- Blue Korhaan
- Narina Trogon
- Drakensberg Rockjumper
- Spotted Ground Thrush
- Rudd’s Lark
- Crimson-breasted Shrike
- Many large herbivores (antelope, zebra, elephant, rhino and more) and carnivores (lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena)