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2020 Guaranteed Departures with space
Angola: Comprehensive: 2-20 September
South Africa: Cape Birds & Flowers: 6-16 Sept
Angola: Southern Ext: 10-15 October
Angola: Endemics: 14-26 October
South Africa: Cape to Kruger: 24 Oct-7 Nov
South Africa: Cape to Kruger: 31 Oct-14 Nov
Madagascar: Main Tour: 21 Nov-7 Dec
South Africa: Ultimate Endemics East: 29 Nov-12 Dec
Small Group Tours
Our South Africa
(Cape to Kruger and Ultimate Endemics), Tanzania
(Serengeti Birds and Wildebeest) and Uganda
(Green-breasted Pitta and Shoebill) tours have a maximum of 6 participants only!
July 2020: Birding Africa Local Guide Support Programme.
As a company, we believe it is critical to support local communities by using the services of local guides throughout Africa and Madagascar. During these unprecedented times, the disruptions to tourism have removed the income of most of the guides we use. A few have reached out to us for support, even to help feed their families, as government support systems in these areas barely exist. We feel a strong sense of personal obligation to support these people that have supported us through the years, with whom we have established personal relationships and who provide important services to birders and enrich our travels.
We have set up a system to make monthly payments and if you would like to join us in financially supporting a select group of local guides that we trust and use on our tours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are currently making plans to send funds to people in Madagascar and Uganda, and depending on the response received will reach out to other guides who may be in need of assistance.
June 2020: Please read our COVID-19 UPDATE and how at Birding Africa, we've kept working as a team, and have been using the change of focus to improve what we do, and to plan ahead.
April 2020: Coronavirus impacts the livelihoods of South African bird guides. Birding Africa supports BirdLife's Community Bird Guide Relief Fund and encourages those who have used community bird guides to do the same! See http://www.birdlife.org.za/birdlife-guide-relief-fund/ to donate. Thank you!
April 2020: New tour report from our ground-breaking Liberia and Sierra Leone tour, with details of the 2023 trip
to look for more Upper Guinea endemics than any other offered.
April 2020: Tertius Gous led our June 2019 fly-in safari to Botswana
and southern Zambia, including the Okavango Delta, Chobe & Victoria Falls. His trip report describes the 10 day itinerary as perfect for capturing some of the best scenery, birding and game viewing the region has to offer. Ask us
about our next safari to Botswana.
Feb 2020: Our first trip to Senegal and Gambia
in January 2019 netted a good selection of of localised and rarely-seen specials. Contact us
for a private trip.
Jan 2020: African Pitta now a target on our Angola Endemics Tour!
Jan 2020: Michael Mills describes and details species seen during our Ultimate Zambia (including Pitta) Tour
which took place from November to December 2019.
01 January, 2020: Happy New Year to all our birding friends around the world! May you enjoy health and happiness; and many wonderful birding experiences during 2020!
Nov 2019: Michael Mills' Comprehensive Angola tour report
with full annotated species list is now online.
July 2019: See our new 18-day Comprehensive Ghana itinerary with the first tour scheduled for January 2021 to be led by Michael Mills. Ghana
offers outstanding lowland forest birding, and an excellent selection of West African savanna birds at Mole National Park. This is the best tour on which to see picathartes, with two chances planned to see these great birds!
February 2019: Tour leader & photographer Tertius Gous's illustrated trip report now appears online: Okavango, Wild Dogs, Chobe and Victoria Falls Fly-in Safari July 2017.
December 2018: Tour leader Michael Mills 2018 trip reports now online: Angola Endemics, Malawi Endemics
For previous updates, please visit our News
Why choose Birding Africa
Birdwatch magazine readers voted
Birding Africa as one of the top
5 most recommended bird tour companies in the world.
Choose Africa: 2500 bird species, 20 endemic bird families, the
world record for bird species seen in a day and the most exhilarating
primate and mammal watching on earth. Join the only
specialist of African birding tours: Birding Africa.
We are bird guide authors
and conservationists living in Africa, drawn together by a common
passion: sharing our enthusiasm for Africa's birds with the world.
We pride ourselves in our expert guides,
who share their knowledge of Africa's birds and wild places.
Our expert consultants handle seamlessly
the logistical challenges that African touring presents. Expertise,
personalised service, attention to detail and best value tours are
why, after 13 years, we're arranging more birding tours for top
international companies and small groups than ever before. In sum,
have a look at our clients' comments!
Please contact us to organise
or guide your next African
birding tour or Cape
day trip. For couples, groups and bird clubs with mixed interests,
we also organise special bird, mammal and botany tours.
Birding Africa has also sponsored conservation
and research of the species you'll see on tour, we've run African
Bird Club Conservation Tours, consulted to the BBC Natural History
Unit and even shown Bill Oddie the endemic Cape
Rockjumper in the mountains around Cape Town...
See Rockrunner on a Namibia
Birding Tour © Ian Merrill.
(White-necked Rockfowl) can be seen on a
Birding Africa tour to
Ghana © Callan Cohen
Red-collared Mountain Babbler on a Rwanda Tour © Ray Tipper.
Cape Rockjumper seen during a Cape Town day trip
© Seth Musker