Southern and east Africa offer superb bird watching in diverse nature destinations Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. Professional guides lead every bird watching trip to ensure the highest success rate. Bird watching vacations in Africa will take you to some of the top birding areas in southern and east Africa.
What good are wings without the courage to fly.
SPOT THE RARE BIRDS OF AFRICA
Bird watching holidays in Africa are unique, exciting and something you should not miss. With around 2300 bird species found in Africa, you’ll be kept busy almost every moment of your birding holiday. The standard of guiding is superb and you can be sure of a great experience. There are scheduled birding safari departures to specific destinations, but private custom bird watching tours are also available.
Specials in Botswana include the endangered Wattled Crane, Pel’s Fishing Owl, African Skimmer, Slaty Egret, Rufous-bellied Heron, Rock Pratincole, Southern Brown-throated Weaver, Pallid Harrier, Black-faced Babbler, Sharp-tailed Starling, the rare Garganey, Red-faced Cisticola, Collared Palm-thrush, Rosy-throated Longclaw, Great Swamp Warbler, Great Bittern andvBrown Firefinch .
Some of the most popular bird watching spots are:
The north-eastern part of Kwazulu Natal with specials including Woodward’s Barbet, Palmnut Vulture, Delegorgue’s Pigeon, Knysna Turaco, Livingstone’s Turacos, Rudd’s Apalis, African Broadbill, Neergaard’s Sunbird and Southern Banded Snake Eagle.
Mpumalanga’s Lowveld region is the place to see Africa’s birds of prey. Raptors occur here in good numbers and some of the specials include Martial Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Brown Snake Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagle, African Hawk Eagle, Steppe Eagle and Walhberg’s Eagle. Also keep an eye out for some of the other large birds like Southern Ground Hornbill, Saddlebilled Stork, Ostrich and Kori Bustard.
Birding enthusiasts from all over the world visit South Africa to experience both the great variety of typically African birds, migrants, and endemic birds. Bird watching in South Africa is rewarding and satisfying.