2010: 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 and Cape Birding route. (Click
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Cameroon: Southern Lowland Forest: 25 - 28 Feb 2014
Cameroon: Picathartes, North & South: 28 Feb - 21 Mar 2014
Ethiopia: Prince Ruspoli's Turaco: 5 - 20 April 2014
Last-minute spaces have become available. To join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Uganda: Primate Tour: 4 - 16 Feb 2014
Cameroon: Southern lowland Forest: 25 - 28 Feb 2014, GBP880
Cameroon: Picathartes, North, South: 28 Feb - 21 Mar, GBP4290
Ethiopia: Prince Ruspoli's Turaco: 5 - 20 April 2014, GBP2890
Tanzania: Serengeti-Ngorongoro: 21 Apr - 3 May 2014, GBP3950
Madagascar: 8 Oct - 13 / 29 Oct 2014, GBP4595 / GBP1865
30 November: Namibia Trip Report : 13 glorious days of birding and wildlife adventure in Namibia. Highlights: Rüppell's Korhaan, Rockrunner, Burchell's Courser, Damara Tern, Benguela Long-billed Lark, and White-tailed Shrike. Click to see the full trip report including bird & mammal photographs from our tour leader, Dalton Gibbs.
06 November: New Cameroon Trip Report by Michael Mills. Highlights include Red-headed Picathartes, Egyptian Plover, Standard-winged Nightjar and Grey-chested Babbler.
Click here to see the trip report, photographs and bird list.
19 September: All spaces on the Madagascar 2014 tour departing 17 November have been booked. Bookings are open for the tour starting 8 October. There is also a Pochard extension. Click here to enquire.
31 August: New Uganda and Rwanda trip report by Michael Mills: 530 species including all the specials, plus leopard and mountain gorilla!
30 August: One last day remains to take advantage of uur Birdfair Special discounts on April Tanzania trip and our March Cameroon trip. Please enquire!
8 August: Join us at the British Birdfair, Marquee 3, stands 28 and 29. Attend Callan's lecture on birding in Tanzania during the wildebeest migration: Saturday 17 August at 16h40 in Marquee 2. Remember to ask for our early booking discounts!
7 August: Grab an early booking discount, valid for bookings until 31 August or at the British Birdfair. See our Guaranteed Departures* listed above.
6 August: Uganda trip news: African Green Broadbill seen again! Guide Michael Mills reports from Bwindi Forest.
30 July: Early booking special: Uganda Specials Tour 2014 in search of Shoebill, Greenbreasted Pitta and African Green Broadbill. Only USD 5330 for early bookings until 31 August. Book now, contact email@example.com.
30 July: Uganda trip news: Green-Breasted Pitta seen again! Guide Michael Mills reports from Kibale Forest.
18 July: Early booking special: Tanzania: Birding amidst the wildebeest migration. Only USD 5980 for early bookings until 31 August. Book now, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
27 June: Last spaces: Cape Birds & Flowers tour. Join us, 3 to 13 August, from Cape Town.
27 June: Last spaces: Kruger & Drakensberg tour. Join us from 30 September to 3 October with guide Alastair Kilpin.
27 June: NEW! Cameroon Southern Lowland Forest pre-trip!
23 June: Spectacled Petrel and Wandering Albatross on our Cape Town Pelagics Trip of 15 June. See the photos and the trip report.
7 May: News from Tanzania: birding among the wildebeest migration has been spectacular again this week, with such highlights as Dwarf Bitterns, Karamoja Apalis, Golden-winged Sunbirds, Grey-crowned Helmet-Shrike, Beesley's Larks and Hartlaub's and Schalow's Turacos. See the photographs, and stay tuned for our second trip starting today!
8 April: Eastern South Africa Trip Report. Highlights included 5000 Amur Falcons coming into roost, Cape Parrots, Meerkats and 6 White Rhino.
1 April: Cape Rockjumper posed so obligingly on our day trip last week - have a look at Tertius' photographs here.
27 March: Book now for Uganda & Rwanda in August 2014:
Join the Uganda Specials trip for USD4540, Rwanda Nyungwe extension for USD1990 and Murchison & Budongo for USD1990. Contact email@example.com.
15 March: Tanzania: last spaces on our birds & mammals trips during the Serengeti wildebeest migration, departing 21 April and 7 May. To enquire, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
15 March: Update from Victoria Falls (Zambia) and Chobe (Botswana): Schalow's Turaco, lions and Amur Falcons.
13 March: African Finfoot, a great start to the Botswana Okavango Tour! Callan just sent us this photo taken at Livingstone, Zambia.
10 March: Track Marje's 30th Cape Argus Cycle Tour, and see how close she is to Sir Richard Branson and Helen Zille! Marje Hemp is one of only two women having doing their 30th race!
25 January: NEW! Zimbabwe and Mozabique: African Pitta Tour Join us from 28 November to 10 December in search of the elusive African Pitta!
24 January: NEW! Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls! Join leader Callan Cohen from 12 - 25 March, by light plane and boat in search of Pel's Fishing Owl and African Wild Dog!
Two spaces left!
23 January: Cameroon: two spaces left! See Red-headed Picathartes from 8 March 2013. Join or enquire: email email@example.com or phone +27 21 531 9148.
23 January: New Madagascar photos by Andy Sims and Clive & Janet Dickson taken last November.
23 January: Uganda: two spaces left! See Shoebill & Gorillas up close from 21 July 2013. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +27 21 531 9148.
17 January: New Trip Report: Madagascar by Michael Mills! Highlights included Yellow-bellied Sunbird-Asity, Helmet Vanga, Red-ruffed Lemur and more. See the trip report & photographs!
14 January: Trip Reports: Cape Town Pelagics highlights from the last two months include Flesh-footed Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Spectacled Petrel, 3 Jaeger species & Blue Sharks!
1 January: Happy New Year! We wish you a great start of the new year, filled with fun birding trips! Our office reopens this week, ready to offer a series of exciting new trips and trip reports.
25 December: From the top of Table Mountain, Birding Africa wishes you a Merry Christmas and a relaxing festive season with family and friends.
26 November: Tom Gullick breaks a world record: 9000 bird species seen!.
26 November: One last space remains on our birding tour to Cameroon in March 2013.
20 November: Our third Madagascar tour has started today. We’ve been having a very exciting time and here are a few photos of Fosas, Ground Rollers and lemurs so far!
28 October: Our Madagascar tour had an incredible start: on our first hour in the forest, we watched a pair of Fosa, Cryptoprocta ferox, mating above us!
10 October: Last-minute space on our Madagascar tour led by Michael Mills and departing 12 November. Please contact us and ask for the last-minute discount.
20 September: Blue Petrel!: a major highlight on the 2nd of September Cape Town Pelagics trip. See the photographs.
13 September: Our 2013 Tour Calendar has been updated. Have a look at our new tours and guaranteed departures.
4 September: We have returned in the Cape Town office after our attendance at the UK Birdfair. Thank you for visiting us there and attending Callan's lecture on birding in Madagascar.
28 August: New departure: South Africa Ultimate Endemics Tour from 8 February to 2 March 2014. Book early!
27 August: Our South Africa Ultimate Endemics Tour departing in September 2013 is now full.
20 August: New Trip Report: Uganda & Rwanda, by Michael Mills.
10 August: Visit us at UK Birdfair at the entrance to Marquee 3. Callan will be giving a lecture on Madagascar, Friday from 13h00-13h20.
9 August: Everyone had great views of African Green Broadbill. Some tracked Mountain Gorillas and we even saw Leopard! Join our next Uganda tours in January and July 2013.
3 August: Green-breasted Pitta nest building on our Uganda tour! We watched it for 30 mins - everyone ecstatic! Plus great views of Shoebill! Leader Michael Mills reports from Uganda.
25 July: Michael Mills will lead our next Ethiopia
tour from 3 to 16 February 2013. To book, please email email@example.com.
15 June: The Angola
tour dates have been amended. Join tour-leader Michael
Mills on our Angola expedition from 19 August until 6 September 2012!
4 June: Photos and highlights from our Tanzania
migration tour have just been posted fresh from the press! See
20 May: Callan and Deirdre are back from the wildbeest migration
in Northern Tanzania!
Photos and more details from this 'Birds & Big Cats' trip will
be posted this week.
5 May: Our Gabon, São
Tomé and Príncipe tour dates and prices have been
updated to match the local flight schedules. Bookings are open!
To join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +27 21 531
5 May: Callan has returned from a very successful Ethiopia
trip with 505 species
in just 13 days! Photos and more details will be posted as soon
as he's back from leading a Tanzania trip!
23 April: Cape Town Pelagics has two
last spaces on this weekend's trip, 28/29 April. To join, please
contact email@example.com or phone 021 531 9148.
17 April: New Cape
Report: Hottentots Holland & Overberg in April with Cape
Rock-jumper, Cape Siskin, Southern Tchagra, Algulhas Long-billed
Lark and more. Read on here.
New Cape Town Pelagics trip reports: read about watching 17
pelagic species, Spectacled Petrels, Flesh-footed Shearwater, Sperm
Whale and more. Read on here.
28 March: Leader Callan Cohen reports about secretive raptors in
Cuckoo Hawk, Red-thighed Sparrowhawk and Red-chested
Goshawk. See the photographs.
28 March: Guide Callan Cohen is back from
one month tour leading in Ethiopia and Ghana. News from the field
will be posted here soon.
6 March: See guide Tertius
Gous' trip highlights. Find out why a Cape Town day trip is
5 March: Cape
Rock-jumper eating a Dwarf Chameleon, Klipspringer, Cape Grassbird
and all Cormorant species in one day - see Tertius Gous's photographs
report from the 28 February day trip from Cape Town.
1 March: Congo
Serpent Eagle kick-starts the Ghana
tour, reports Callan Cohen today. Read his report
from the field and see some photographs of Congo Serpent Eagle,
Bee-eater and Blue-bellied
29 February: New Trip
Report: Cape Town to West Coast National Park by Dalton Gibbs
in February: 109
26 February: Ethiopia
- report from the field: leader Callan Cohen sent in a brief report
and some photographs of Stresemann's
Lapwing and other highlights. See our blog.
24 February: Namibia:
trip feedback and highlights from Ken and Lys Hall's
self-drive tour in January. Highlights included Damara Tern with
chicks, Dune Lark and Burchell's Courser.
23 February: Cape
Town Pelagics trip reports: Wandering
Albatross, Pomarine Jaeger, Red Phalarope, Sabine's Gull, Flesh-footed
Shearwater and more. Read
on and join us.
17 February: Book early to secure your spot on our new tour: South
African Ultimate Endemics Tour from 19 October to 10 November
2013. Contact us for more
14 February: Visit São
Tomé and Príncipe in October for 9 days. Join
Michael Mills, 'Probably the best guide in Africa' (U.
Toresson, 2011) to see unusual endemics such as Giant
Thrush Babbler, Sao
Tome Speirops and Sao
Tome Short-tail. This follows our 14-day trip to Gabon.
7 February: Uganda
photographs from the January trip: see a juvenile
Finfoot and more. Or have a look at Roger next to the famous
6 February: Last
minute discount: Namibia & Okavango with Callan Cohen for
only GBP2917 from Windhoek 15-30 April 2012. Visit wildlife-rich
areas of Ethosha National Park and the Okavango Panhandle and see
Pel's Fishing Owl. Please contact us.
6 February: Madagascar
trip report by Michael Mills. For our other trips of 2011, we've
posted these photographs
sightings as voted by participants. Click here.
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Unit and even shown Bill Oddie the endemic Cape
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On 24 October 2009, South African birders and photographers photographed
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in November 2011 after watching Madagascar Harrier © Callan
on a Ethiopia
tour in 2011 © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com.
Pitta on a Birding Africa Uganda
tour in 2011
© Callan Cohen & Deirdre Vrancken www.birdingafrica.com.
Green Broadbill on a Birding Africa Uganda
tour in 2011
© 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. Join our tour in July 2012, led by Michael Mills.
Picathartes on a Birding Africa Cameroon
tour, photographed by tour participant Ian Merrill.
Böhm's bee-eater on a Malawi
tour © tour participant Jon Hemp.
Southern Double-collared Sunbird
on a Cape
Birds & Flowers tour © Callan Cohen.
Nightjar photographed in March 2010 on a Birding Africa trip
© tour participant Hector Galbraith.
(White-necked Rockfowl) can be seen on a Birding Africa tour to
Ghana © Callan
Lesser Hoopoe-Lark, endemic to
Somaliland. Click here
for more pictures © Callan Cohen & Michael Mills www.birdingafrica.com.
Yellow-bellied Sunbird-Asity on our Madagascar
tour © C Cohen.
Red-collared Mountain Babbler on a Rwanda
Tour © Ray Tipper.
See Rockrunner on a Namibia
Birding Tour © Ian Merrill.