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14-day Eastern South Africa and Swaziland Birding Safari.

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): South Africa   Swaziland  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: March
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 32995 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 37620 South Africa Rand (ZAR)

Cranes, Rollers and Raptors: An epic birding and wildlife safari through Eastern South Africa and Swaziland.

Dates: 1st – 14th March 2014 (this tour can be customized, recommended period September to April).

Introduction:
South Africa is an incredibly diverse country and nowhere is this more poignant than in the north eastern regions, comprising Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal Provinces. Any line starting in Johannesburg and extending to the north-east, east or south-east will take you on a journey of variety, starting at 4900 feet on the flat interior plateau, climbing up to over 7000 feet on the escarpment and dropping to 820 feet on the flat savannah on the other side. With this wide variety of habitats comes a large bird and mammal list (300+ birds and 35 – 40 mammals can be expected) and some incredible scenery, all within a relatively small area. This tour aims to take it all in without being overly rushed and will leave you feeling like you saw so much and yet also had a chance to relax and enjoy it all.

Basic Itinerary:

Dullstroom and the Mpumalanga Highlands.
The Blyde River Canyon, third largest Canyon in the world.
The Kruger National Park.
Swaziland: Maguga Dam and Malalotje Nature Reserve.
Mkhuze Game Reserve.
Wakkerstroom.

Group size: maximum of 12 participants, 1 guide per 6 participants.

Tour In brief:

Expected weather conditions: cool to warm conditions in the highlands of Dullstroom and Wakkerstroom, warm to hot conditions in Kruger Park and Mkhuze. Possible afternoon thunderstorms or extended rain.

Tour tempo: medium to medium-plus, optional mid-day breaks on non-travelling days (advisable in the hotter areas). Suitable for casual and serious birders.

Accommodation standards: medium (mostly 3-4 Star): lodges, guest houses and National Park's rest-camps.

Birding in brief: excellent variety, three major habitats included, tops for endemics, 315 + species to be expected.

Top birds: Southern Bald Ibis, African Scops-Owl, Southern Ground Hornbill, Blue Crane, Gorgeous Bush-Shrike, Blue Swallow, Yellow-breasted Pipit, Rudd’s lark, Pink-throated Twinspot, African Finfoot.

Mammal viewing: excellent, especially in the Kruger National Park.
Top mammals: The Big Five, Meerkat, Suni, Samango (Syke’s) Monkey, Red Squirrel.

Other attractions: the Drakensberg Escarpment, Blyde River Canyon, Swaziland and the Kruger National Park.

Add-ons: this tour can be combined with extensions to Victoria Falls or Namibia. Contact us for more information.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price: ZAR 32 995 per person sharing, minimum group size of 4 participants. ZAR 4 625 single supplement. Small group surcharge will be levied for groups smaller than 4 participants. Please contact us for more detail.

Includes:
Accommodation
All breakfasts and dinners
Lunches at Mkhuze
Entrance fees
Personalised checklists
Specialist guide fees

Excludes:
All airfares
Travel and medical insurance
Lunches except at Mkhuze
All drinks
Optional excursions where applicable
Gratuities
Items of a personal nature

Supplier Information
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Location: South Africa
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2009
Client Request Served: 2

M19118 is a family run tour operator based in South Africa. We specialize in creating and leading superb natural history safaris which focus specifically on birds or wildlife in general, depending on the clients’ interests. Founded in 1990, M19118 was the very first specialized birding safari company in South Africa....

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