The Flock to Marion Voyage originally scheduled for January 2021 has been postponed due to Covid-19. The cruise is now scheduled from 24 - 31 January 2022. Many of our tour leaders will be guides on the ship and we encourage you all to book.
All the trip details are available on the BirdLife South Africa website.
We currently have two main South Africa tours that sync with the end of Flock:
1.Post Flock Ultimate Endemics Tour
We have designed this tour to have the best chances to see South Africa's endemics, near endemics and regional specials plus a wide variety of African mammals.
2. Post Flock Cape to Kruger Tour
We have designed this tour to allow the best chances to see many of South Africa's sought-after bird species and regional specials plus a wide variety of African mammals and reptiles.
Cape Rockjumper - endemic to mountainous fynbos of the Western Cape.
African Penguin - we visit breeding colonies during day trips from Cape Town.
Southern Brown-throat Weaver
African Leopard - a solitary, secretive creature and mostly nocturnal. They have a wide range of habitat within South Africa. This photo was taken during a Cape to Kruger Tour.
Southern Black Korhaan - can be seen during a West Coast day trip from Cape Town.
Practical tour information
For keen birders and mammal enthusiasts. Designed
to focus on birds, but while on the walks
we may also look for other aspects of wildlife.
We can also customise any itinerary to suit to the keen birder,
the wildlife enthusiast or both.
Many participants on our trips are amateur wildlife photographers.
And when we get excellent views of a bird or mammal, some time
is usually spent watching and photographing it. However, this
is not a photographic tour and once the majority of the people
have felt that they have absorbed the animal or bird to their
satisfaction, then we move on in search of the next encounter.
Thus, while the photographic opportunities are very good, the
group will only occasionally wait for somebody who wants to
spend even longer getting better photos.
A moderate level of fitness is required.
Various times. Please enquire.
Warm to hot.
A good standard of accommodation in guest houses, lodges and
A combination of local air travel, minibus and/or four wheel drive vehicle.
Your booking can be secured with a booking form and deposit. You will receive confirmation and our tour information pack with practical information on what to expect and how to prepare for the tour. The balance is due 150 days before the tour. Contact us to enquire about availability.
About Birding Africa
Birding Africa is a specialist birding tour
company customising tours for both world listers and more relaxed
holiday birders. We combine interests in mammals, butterflies, dragonflies,
botany and other natural history aspects and will guide you to Africa's
and Madagascar's most diverse birding destinations. Our guides'
knowledge of African birds and birding areas is our greatest strength
and together we have rediscovered species, shared exciting observations
with the birding community and had a fun time exploring our home
continent. We've even written two acclaimed guide
books on where to find Southern Africa's and Madagascar's best
birds. Birding is more than our passion, it's our lifestyle, and
we are dedicated to making professional, best value trips filled
with endemic species and unique wildlife experiences. Since 1997,
we've run bird watching tours
in South Africa and further into Africa for individual birders,
small birding groups and top international tour companies. We've
run Conservation Tours
in association with the African Bird Club and work with and consult
for a number of other top international tour companies and the BBC
Natural History Unit.