Bird Watching

Many of our customers have a keen interest in birds as well as mammals.

As the saying goes – ‘if you are keen on birds you are never bored’! The birdlife of Africa is spectacular and you do not have to be experienced or especially dedicated to really enjoy seeing them.

From soaring eagles, vast flocks of flamingos and colourful kingfishers to rare specialties such as Shoebill and Pel’s Fishing Owl, it is hard for even the most avid predator fan not to also appreciate the birdlife around them. Countries like Uganda and Kenya boast in excess of 1000 species! Landscapes vary in Africa and any safari itinerary should offer a fantastic variety of birdlife.

If you are keen to include some general bird-watching in your holiday, then that is easy to arrange and it will to a large extent happen naturally. Many of the camps and lodges which we recommend have good birding guides, and it is relatively straight forward for us to ensure you are looked after by a guide that enjoys and understands birding.

If you are very keen and have certain species that you specifically wish to see, then we can help too. We have a very good understanding of what is possible ourselves, but for truly specialist birding trips we also have the necessary contacts throughout East and Southern Africa, and we would strongly recommend that you consider hiring a specialist birding guide for some or all of your holiday. From the forests of the Albertine Rift to the rugged desert of Namibia and the idyllic islands of The Seychelles, we can team you up with the very best birding guides around.

Our section on birding within our Species Search page does include a little information on where to find some of the more obvious birding ‘ticks’, however there are so many birds to consider that it doesn’t even begin to scrape the surface. Whether you are a general birder or an avid enthusiast, please speak to us on +44 (0) 1787 888590 or email us your requirements via our Contact Us page.