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27 Day South Africa Birding Adventure

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 - 27 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 12 people
Destination(s): South Africa  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 26019 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 58255 South Africa Rand (ZAR)

This epic tour begins with 12 days of birding the scenically spectacular Western Cape Province of South Africa. Here in the Cape, there are more endemic birds than anywhere else on the entire African continent, and pelagic trips off Cape Town rank amongst the finest in the world. Key areas we visit during this leg of the tour include the fynbos biome (the richest biome for plants on the planet – even more diverse than the Amazon - and with attendant endemic birds), the West Coast, Karoo, Overberg (Agulhas Plains) and the Garden Route.

After the Cape trip, we fly to Durban to begin birding Subtropical South Africa for 16 days. This part of South Africa provides a representative sample of the very best that African birding can offer. Huge numbers of bird species are seen on this leg of the tour, and we will also find a plethora of endemics, including a great number of birds restricted to the imposing Drakensberg escarpment. Apart from yielding a big bird list, this dream African experience also provides the possibility of seeing Africa’s big (and small) mammals, such as lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, rhino, giraffe, crocodile and all the others, and spectacular, diverse, scenery. Key sites we visit during this leg of the tour include Sani Pass into Lesotho, Wakkerstroom and other highland areas, temperate and subtropical forests at varying altitudes, Zululand with its mega-diversity of birds and big animals, the Kruger National Park, and many other sites.

Supplemental Tour Information:
You can join either of the two legs of this tour (12 days in the Cape or 16 days in Subtropical South Africa) if your time is limited. South Africa is a large country, and even given the full 27 days, you are likely to see only 550 of the 750 regularly-occurring bird species this wonderful country has to offer – but you will see most of the big mammals. Many of the missing birds can be seen in neighbouring Namibia, and we recommend combining this South Africa tour with an 18-day Namibia, Okavango and Victoria Falls birding adventure (September and March each year, plus private departures any time). Please note that we offer discounts for birders signing up on more than one tour.

You need to arrive in Cape Town any time on Day 1 (1 Oct) and you need to leave Johannesburg any time on Day 27 (27 Oct).
- 1-12 October (other departures also available): the Western Cape leg
- 12-27 October (other departures also available): the Subtropical South Africa leg.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- 12 day Cape leg: R26,019 p/p sharing.
* Single supplement: R4,425.
- 16 day Subtropical South Africa leg: R32,236 p/p sharing.
* Single supplement: R5,910.

Note: Connecting flight between Cape and Subtropical legs R1,200 p/p.

About This Supplier
Location: South Africa
Joined InfoHub: Apr 2010

M20202 is a company with it's main offices in South Africa and a small office in Peru. We aim to provide world-wide birding experiences of superb quality, while contributing to environmental conservation and disadvantaged local communities. Our success is largely dependent on the diverse skills and expertise of a...

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