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Birders' Survey

Birdwatch magazine readers voted Birding Africa as one of the top 5 most recommended bird tour companies in the world. Birding Africa includes Cape Town Pelagics. (Click here for more survey details.)

2019 Guaranteed Departures with space

South Africa: Cape to Kruger: 03-17 November
Madagascar: Masoala Peninsula:12-17 November
Madagascar: Birds & Lemurs: 17-03 December
Zambia Pitta and Endemics: 11 Nov-6 Dec
South Africa: Ultimate Endemics Cape: 19-28 November

Small Group Tours

Our South Africa (Cape to Kruger and Ultimate Endemics), Tanzania (Serengeti Birds and Wildebeest) and Uganda (Green-breasted Pitta and Shoebill) tours have a maximum of 6 participants only!

News

Nov 2019: Michael Mills' Comprehensive Angola tour report with full annotated species list is now online.

July 2019: See our new 18-day Comprehensive Ghana itinerary with the first tour scheduled for January 2021 to be led by Michael Mills. Ghana offers outstanding lowland forest birding, and an excellent selection of West African savanna birds at Mole National Park. This is the best tour on which to see picathartes, with two chances planned to see these great birds!

February 2019: Tour leader & photographer Tertius Gous's illustrated trip report now appears online: Okavango, Wild Dogs, Chobe and Victoria Falls Fly-in Safari July 2017.

December 2018: Tour leader Michael Mills 2018 trip reports now online: Angola Endemics, Malawi Endemics and Comores.

For previous updates, please visit our News Archives.


Why choose Birding Africa

Birdwatch magazine readers voted Birding Africa as one of the top 5 most recommended bird tour companies in the world.

Choose Africa: 2500 bird species, 20 endemic bird families, the world record for bird species seen in a day and the most exhilarating primate and mammal watching on earth. Join the only specialist of African birding tours: Birding Africa.

We are bird guide authors and conservationists living in Africa, drawn together by a common passion: sharing our enthusiasm for Africa's birds with the world. We pride ourselves in our expert guides, who share their knowledge of Africa's birds and wild places.

Our expert consultants handle seamlessly the logistical challenges that African touring presents. Expertise, personalised service, attention to detail and best value tours are why, after 13 years, we're arranging more birding tours for top international companies and small groups than ever before. In sum, have a look at our clients' comments!
Please contact us to organise or guide your next African birding tour or Cape day trip. For couples, groups and bird clubs with mixed interests, we also organise special bird, mammal and botany tours.

Birding Africa has also sponsored conservation and research of the species you'll see on tour, we've run African Bird Club Conservation Tours, consulted to the BBC Natural History Unit and even shown Bill Oddie the endemic Cape Rockjumper in the mountains around Cape Town...





Click here to see the image galleries!

On 24 October 2009, South African birders and photographers photographed South Africa's amazing bird diversity to raise awareness about climate change!
Organised by: Birding Africa, PlusPlusMinus, Birdlife South Africa and 350.org.

Click here to see the list of 365 submitted species.

Click here to meet the team.


Rockrunner photographed by Ian Merrill on a Namibia Birding Tour.
See Rockrunner on a Namibia Birding Tour © Ian Merrill.



Yellow-headed Picathartes (White-necked Rockfowl) can be seen on a
Birding Africa tour to Ghana © Callan Cohen


See Red-collared Mountain Babbler on a Rwanda Birding Tour © Ray Tipper
Red-collared Mountain Babbler on a Rwanda Tour © Ray Tipper.


Cape Rockjumper seen during a day trip from Cape Town © Seth Musker
Cape Rockjumper seen during a Cape Town day trip © Seth Musker


Yellow-bellied Sunbird-Asity on our Madagascar tour © C Cohen.

Birding Africa teaming up on 28 March 2017 to save migrant birds at Champions of the Flyway
Birding Africa teams up to save birds at Champions of the Flyway

Madagascar Birding Africa group, November 2011 www.birdingafrica.com
Madagascar participants after watching Madagascar Harrier
© Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com.

African Green BroadBill, Uganda Specials tour,5 July 2018 © Mayur Prag
African Green Broadbill photographed by Mayur Prag on our 2018 Uganda Specials tour led by Michael Mills.

Birding Africa is a tour company partner of The Biggest Week in American Birding and Ethan Kistler and Callan Cohen have been leading tours and guiding on the famous Magee Marsh boardwalk.


Spot-breasted Plover, Ethiopia © Callan Cohen Birding Africa www.birdingafrica.com
Spot-breasted Plover on a Ethiopia tour © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com.


Tertius Gous, Ethan Kistler, Callan Cohen, Marje and Jon Hemp at the British Birdwatching Fair 2014.

A second Shoebill flew in and started to display on our Uganda tour © Callan Cohen & Deirdre Vrancken www.birdingafrica.com
A second Shoebill flew in and started to display on our Uganda tour
© Callan Cohen & Deirdre Vrancken www.birdingafrica.com.

Boehmm's bee-eater on a Malawi tour © tour participant Jon Hemp.
Böhm's bee-eater on a Malawi tour © tour participant Jon Hemp.

Red-headed Picathartes on a Birding Africia Cameroon tour © Ian Merrill
Red-headed Picathartes on a Birding Africa Cameroon tour, photographed by tour participant Ian Merrill.


Lesser Hoopoe-Lark, endemic to Somaliland. Click here for more pictures © Callan Cohen & Michael Mills www.birdingafrica.com.

About Birding Africa

Birding Africa is a specialist birding tour company customising tours for both world listers and more relaxed holiday birders. We combine interests in mammals, butterflies, dragonflies, botany and other natural history aspects and will guide you to Africa's and Madagascar's most diverse birding destinations. Our guides' knowledge of African birds and birding areas is our greatest strength and together we have rediscovered species, shared exciting observations with the birding community and had a fun time exploring our home continent. We've even written two acclaimed guide books on where to find Southern Africa's and Madagascar's best birds. Birding is more than our passion, it's our lifestyle, and we are dedicated to making professional, best value trips filled with endemic species and unique wildlife experiences. Since 1997, we've run bird watching tours in South Africa and further into Africa for individual birders, small birding groups and top international tour companies. We've run Conservation Tours in association with the African Bird Club and work with and consult for a number of other top international tour companies and the BBC Natural History Unit.

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