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Flock to Marion Voyage

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.

In addition, we will offer many Day Trips from Cape Town and shorter tours both pre- and post- Flock. Please contact us at for more information.

We will also be offering pelagic trips from Simon's Town with our sister company Cape Town Pelagics. Please email Amanda at for details on those trips.

2022 Flock Tours

Tour name Dates in country Days Leaflet Tour report
South Africa: Pre Flock Tours
January enquire enquire
South Africa: Flock to Marion Island (BA2278)
24 - 31 January  8 BirdLife SA enquire
South Africa: Post Flock Ultimate Endemics (BA2278)
31 Jan - 23 Feb 23 Leaflet USD click here
South Africa: Post Flock Cape to Kruger (BA2237)
31 Jan - 14 Feb 15 Leaflet GBP
Leaflet USD
click here
South Africa: Post Flock Day Trips
February  1 enquire click here

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

Focus 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.
Photography 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.
Fitness A moderate level of fitness is required.
Timing Various times. Please enquire.
Climate Warm to hot.
Comfort A good standard of accommodation in guest houses, lodges and small hotels.
Transport A combination of local air travel, minibus and/or four wheel drive vehicle.
Group Size Please enquire.
Top birds
Top mammals
Booking 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.

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