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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

Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari

Start your trip in South Africa and finish in Mauritius. Experience the stunning beaches and the Big Five in the Phinda Private Game Reserve.

$ 4,319

£ 3,295

R 61,680

3,746

per person

11 days

Lion Cubs

East Africa big cat safari

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

$ 7,735

£ 5,901

R 110,458

6,708

per person

10 days

10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe - Africa Wildlife Safaris

10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Experience the best of the migration and wildlife in Kenya, then travel to Zambia to witness Victoria Falls, ending your adventure at Hwange National Park.

$ 5,785

£ 4,413

R 82,612

5,017

per person

10 days

Safari in Zimbabwe and Botswana - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Safari in Zimbabwe and Botswana

Explore the thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and the wildlife rich Okavango Delta

$ 3,615

£ 2,758

R 51,623

3,135

per person

8 days

Boat at sunset

Zambian Odyssey - Safari to Three National Parks

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

$ 5,870

£ 4,478

R 83,825

5,090

per person

8 days

Tanzania safari adventure - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Tanzania safari adventure

With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!

$ 2,350

£ 1,793

R 33,559

2,038

per person

7 days

Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience

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

$ 1,590

£ 1,213

R 22,706

1,379

per person

7 days

Scenery

Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene

Experience Sossusvlei's red dunes glowing in the early morning light, find desert-adapted elephant in Damaraland and meet the Himba nomads in Namibia's far north-west

$ 8,297

£ 6,329

R 118,480

7,195

per person

7 days

5-day Okavango Delta and Nxai Pan safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

5-day Okavango Delta and Nxai Pan safari

Encounter Botswana's widest range of safari activities and some of Africa's most luxurious wilderness accommodation

$ 2,435

£ 1,858

R 34,773

2,112

per person

5 days

10-day HerdTracker August great migration safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

10-day HerdTracker August great migration safari

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

$ 7,165

£ 5,466

R 102,318

6,213

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.

When is the best time to visit Camdeboo National Park?

Although wildlife viewing is good throughout the year. The warmer months from October to March are more pleasant - the scenery is greener and this is also the time most of the animals are born. However, the park is mostly about its scenery… go there.

When is the best time to visit Ithala Game Reserve?

The best time to visit Ithala Game Reserve is during the dry winter months, from May to September. During this season it is easier to spot the wildlife since the grass is eaten by herbivores. Expect to encounter and sight birds - such as… go there.

When is the best time to visit Marakele National Park?

The best time to visit Marakele National Park is during May to September. Since animals tend to seek for reliable waterholes and stay close by during the dry winter months. However, this is the best time for wildlife viewing. Marakele is a… go there.

When is the best time to visit Augrabies Falls National Park?

Augrabies Falls National Park is open throughout the year, but the best time to visit is between April and September. When the popular three-day Klipspringer Trail is open. However, the waterfall is particularly impressive when in flood -… go there.

When is the best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park?

The best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park in the southern Rwanda is during the drier months of June to August or December to January. Even though June to August or December to January are categorically referred to as drier months… go there.

When is the best time to visit Wolhuterskop Game and Nature Reserve?

You may visit Wolhuterskop Game and Nature Reserve all year around - winter (during the months of June and August) are chilly, and summer (during the months of November and January) are hot. Enjoy horse rides, mountain bike and game drive. go there.

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