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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

Luxury South Africa to Zimbabwe safari (8 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Luxury South Africa to Zimbabwe safari (8 days)

Spot the Big Five in Thornybush Private Game Reserve and enjoy the majesty of Zimbabwe's roaring Victoria Falls

per person

8 days

Sabi Sand Game Reserve Safari (4 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Sabi Sand Game Reserve Safari (4 days)

You'll trek Africa's Big Five members in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve

per person

4 days

Luxurious South Africa and Zambia Honeymoon Safari (10 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South Africa and Zambia honeymoon

Explore the romantic Atlantic Ocean with it's multi-cultural heritage and a Big Five safari in the Sabi Sands, finally ending off at Victoria Falls from the Zambian side

per person

10 days

Makgadikgadi Pans and Okavango Delta Safari Adventure (7 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Makgadikgadi Pans and Okavango Delta Safari Adventure (7 days)

From desert to delta, this safari will show you the two stunning contrasts of beautiful Botswana

per person

7 days

Lion Cubs

The Big Cats of East Africa Safari (10 days)

This safari to the Serengeti and Masai Mara in East Africa is all about big cats – lots of them and up close for outstanding photographs

per person

10 days

Elephant Kingdom: Chobe National Park Tour (3 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Elephant Kingdom: Chobe National Park Tour (3 days)

If seeing African elephants is on your travel bucket list, then the Chobe National Park should be right at the top

per person

3 days

Red dunes

Short and Sweet Sossusvlei Sojourn (5 days)

Reconnect with nature in Namibia's southern desert and marvel at Sossusvlei's high red dunes glowing in the early morning light

per person

5 days

Waterfalls and Wildlife: Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park Journey (7 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Waterfalls and Wildlife: Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park Journey (7 days)

Experience the smoke that thunders and enjoy spotting elephant, buffalo, lion and hippos on the Chobe River

per person

7 days

Victoria Falls and Chobe Encounter (5 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Victoria Falls and Chobe Encounter (5 days)

Encounter the smoke that thunders and explore the land of giants in the Chobe National Park

per person

5 days

South African Holiday Adventure (10 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South African Holiday Adventure (10 days)

Explore the southern-most city on the African continent, before jetting off to spot the Big Five

per person

10 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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