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Birding safaris, holidays & tours

Discover the amazing and diverse birdlife on the continent 

Birding safaris, holidays & tours available in Botswana, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda

Discover the amazing and diverse birdlife on the continent 

Africa is rich in birding opportunities, for beginners and professionals alike. The Albertine Rift, just south of the Zambezi River, for example, is rich with endemic birds, while Tanzania, Ethiopia and South Africa contain the highest number of endemic species of all the African countries.

Popular Birding Safaris in Africa

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe (10 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe (10 days)

Why not visit more than one exciting African destination? See the Great Migration, Victoria Falls and wildlife-rich Hwange National Park

Price on request

per person

10 days

Best of Botswana and South Africa (11 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Best of Botswana and South Africa (11 days)

Experience the best of two of southern Africa's gems

per person

11 days

Tanzania June/July Great Migration Safari with HerdTracker (9 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Tanzania June/July Great Migration Safari with HerdTracker (9 days)

Explore the wonder of the great wildebeest migration from the best Tanzania has to offer

per person

9 days

Botswana Premium Safari Collection (8 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana Premium Safari Collection (8 days)

Choose our Botswana premier collection and experience a traditional big game wildlife safari in one of Africa’s top destinations.

per person

8 days

Boat at sunset

Luxury Zambian Odyssey (7 days)

One week safari to three Zambian national parks, including the flagship South Luangwa, and end in style with a visit to the remarkable Victoria Falls

per person

7 days

Botswana Big Five Safari (7 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana Big Five Safari (7 days)

Encounter the extraordinary herd of elephants and other species that will make your safari remarkable in the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve

per person

7 days

Family

Passage Through Southern Africa in a Luxury Train (10 days)

Weave your way through a safari medley that introduces you to the mighty Victoria Falls, a remote slice of the Okavango Delta and the African gems in between.

per person

10 days

Nambian Desert to Coast Self-Drive Road Trip (9 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Nambian Desert to Coast Self-Drive Road Trip (9 days)

From the famous Sossusvlei, quaint Swakopmund, historical Damaraland and on towards Etosa National Park, this road trip through Namibia is an authentic and different take on a safari...

per person

9 days

August Migration Safari with HerdTracker (10 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

August Migration Safari with HerdTracker (10 days)

Experience the drama of the nature's greatest spectacle in the Tanzania

per person

10 days

Boating on the Chobe River

Quick Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience (5 days)

Visit Livingstone, Zambia, to marvel at the Victoria Falls – or 'the smoke that thunders' – before going on safari and a river cruise in Botswana's Chobe National Park

per person

5 days

More on Birding Safaris in Africa

With more than 1000 species, Uganda’s general birding areas are incredible. The sought after Albertine Rift is particularly rich with endemic species and makes Uganda one of Africa's most sought-after birding destinations. You'll find all types, including forest birds, papyrus birds, Albertine endemics and savannah birds. Other significant animals in Uganda include endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and golden monkeys.

Tanzania is a paradise for beginner birders and it has the largest number of endemic bird species in Africa. The vegetation is diverse and makes for a good transition between east and southern African bird species. Beyond birding, you will also find the Serengeti’s Great Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro Crater and Tanzania's beautiful tropical islands.

One of Africa's most sought after birds, the Slaty Egret, is found in Botswana. It's also the perfect destination for spotting the Pel’s fishing owl. 

In South Africa, it's easy for birders to visit specific vegetation types, with a 3000 km coastline, endemic fynbos and bushveld hosting an exciting variety of species. 

Madagascar's unique fauna and flora have evolved independently over millions of years, making it a unique area for endemic species. Out of the 203 bird species currently recorded on the island, no fewer than 141 are endemic or near-endemic, including five endemic bird families. But Madagascar offers far more than just birds. You'll also see the remarkable lemurs, vibrant chameleons, peculiar insects and fascinating plant and tree life.

Frequently Asked Questions about Birding Safaris in Africa

When is the best time to visit Shamwari Game Reserve?

Wildlife viewing in Shamwari Game Game Reserve is good throughout the year. However, the best wildlife viewing is during the driest winter months of June to September. The lack of water in the bush drives animals to open water sources -… go there.

How does the weather influence a safari?

While a safari holiday can be at any time of year, it is worth noting that seasonality will impact the type of experience you’re likely to have as well as the cost of your safari. During the dry season, the wildlife tends to congregate… go there.

What is a typical day on safari like?

Life on safari has a rhythm of its own, largely dictated by the animal's movements. Generally, the most rewarding times for game viewing is in the cooler early mornings and also late in the afternoons when the animals are most active. A… go there.

Will I be able to use my smartphone during my safari?

Wi-Fi is the best option when planning on using your smartphone during your African safari. Using apps such as Skype for Android and iOS, Viber for Android and iOS as well as Google Hangouts for Android is the best way to stay in touch with… go there.

What happens if the weather affects my hot air balloon safari?

If the weather causes unforeseen problems on the day of your hot air balloon safari, we will try to move it to another day or you will be refunded. go there.

Is going on a safari dangerous?

You are putting yourself in a position where you are exposed to wild animals for which many of them are dangerous. However on a safari every precaution is made to ensure your safety when going on a game drives or walks. This is why it is of… go there.

What research should one do when thinking of travelling through Africa?

Africa for centuries has captured the imagination of explorers hence there really is a lot of information out there available on the continent from guide books to novels. go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

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