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Special announcement!

February 2010: Birdwatch magazine voted Birding Africa, which includes Cape Town Pelagics and Cape Birding route, as one of the top 5 bird most recommended bird tour companies in the world. (Click here for more survey details.)

Trip Reports

We are updating all our bird watching trip reports. Please enquire for trip reports not yet posted.

Pelagic trips
  • Cape Town Pelagics Trip Reports

  • Trips from our home base of Cape Town
  • Cape Peninsula - Trip Report - 5 March 2014 - 96 species
  • Hottentot's Holland & West Coast - Trip Report - 25 & 27 February 2014 - Cape Rockjumper and Black Harrier
  • Hottentot's Holland - Trip Report - 20 February 2014 - Cape Rockjumper, Ground Woodpecker and Verreaux's Eagles
  • West Coast & Cape Peninsula - Trip Report - 11 & 13 February 2014 - Juvenile Martial Eagle
  • Kirstenbosch & Cape Wetlands - Trip Report - 08 December 2013 - Spotted Eagle Owls with chicks
  • West Coast & West Coast National Park - Trip Report - 26 November 2013 - Black Harrier and Southern Black Korhaan
  • Cape Peninsula - Trip Report - 23 November 2013
  • West Coast & West Coast National Park - Trip Report - 25 October 2013 - Southern Black Korhaan
  • Hottentots Holland - Trip Report - 24 October 2013 - wonderful day with many specials !!
  • Cape Peninsula - Trip Report - 18 October 2013
  • West Coast National Park - Trip Report - 14 April 2013 - Southern Black Korhaan, Black Harrier and Caracal!
  • West Coast - Trip Report - 29 December 2012 - 9 raptor species including Black Harrier
  • Tanqua Karoo - Trip Report - 22 & 23 September 2012
  • Tanqua Karoo and De Hoop - Trip Report - 23 to 26 August 2012
  • Hottentots Holland and Overberg - Trip Report - 6 & 7 April 2012
  • Hottentots Holland and West Coast - Trip Report - 28 February 2012 - Cape Rockjumper catching a Dwarf Chameleon!
  • Hottentots Holland and West Coast - Trip Report - 19 February 2012 - 109 species
  • Hottentots Holland and West Coast - Trip Report - 19 & 20 January 2012 - 161 species!
  • Hottentots Holland - Trip Report - 26 November 2011
  • Hottentots Holland and West Coast (half days) - Trip Report - 27 & 29 September 2011
  • Hottentots Holland - Trip Report - 23 September 2011
  • Hottentots Holland and West Coast - Trip Report - 10 & 11 September 2011
  • Hottentots Holland - Trip Report - 25 August 2011
  • Cape Peninsula - Trip Report - 11 April 2011
  • West Coast National Park - Trip Report - 17 March 2011
  • West Coast National Park and Rocher Pan - Trip Report - 11 & 13 March 2011
  • Hottentots Holland - Trip Report - 6 March 2011
  • West Coast and Hottentots Holland - Trip Report - 19 & 20 February 2011
  • Cape Peninsula and West Coast - Trip Report - 6 & 7 January 2011
  • Hottentots Holland - Trip Report - 5 January 2011
  • Cape Peninsula - Rondevlei & Strandfonteyn - Trip Report - 18 December 2010
  • Western Cape Tour: Endemics - Trip Report - 24 to 28 October 2010
  • Western Cape Tour: Paarl & Tanqua Karoo - Trip Report - 20 & 21 September 2010
  • Western Cape Tour: West Coast & Hottentots Holland - Trip Report - 1 & 2 July 2010
  • Western Cape Tour: Paarl & Tanqua Karoo - Trip Report - 16 & 17 June 2010
  • Western Cape Tour and Day Trips in Autumn - Trip Report - 2 to 18 May 2010 - Cape Eagle Owl seen!
  • West Coast and Cape Mountains Weekend in Autumn - Trip Report - 10 & 11 May 2010 - Cape LEOPARD seen!
  • Cape Peninsula - Kirstenbosch, Rondevlei and Strandfonteyn in Autumn - Trip Report - 21 April 2010
  • Cape Peninsula & Hottentots Holland in Summer - Trip Report - 25 & 26 February 2010
  • Cape Fynbos and Coastal Endemics (Hottentot's Holland) Day Trip - Trip Report - 17 October 2009 - Diversitas OSC2
  • Hottentot's Holland Day Trip - Trip Report - October 2009
  • Cape Fynbos Endemics and Hottentot Buttonquail Day Trip - Trip Report - June 2009
  • Cape and Karoo Endemics Tour (4 days) - Trip Report - June 2009
  • West Coast Day Trip - Trip Report - November 2006
  • Hottentots Holland Day Trip - Trip Report - April 2006
  • Western Cape Loop Tour - Trip Report - July 2005
  • For video footage taken by Paul Hopkins on his South Africa 2010 Birding Africa trip, please click here.

  • Angola
  • Angola Endemics Expedition - Trip Report - 2011
  • Angola Tour - Trip Report
  • Angola Tour - Trip Report - this was an African Bird Club Conservation Tour to Angola
  • Angola Tour - Trip Report
  • Angola Tour - Trip Report - featured in Africa Birds & Birding Vol 8 No.3

  • Botswana
  • Victoria Falls and Chobe: Lions, Schalow’s Turaco and Amur Falcons - News from the field

  • Cameroon
  • Cameroon Tour - Trip Report - 2013
  • Cameroon Tour - Trip Report - 2011
  • Cameroon Tour - Trip Report - 2009
  • Cameroon Tour - Trip Report - 2008 - please enquire
  • Cameroon Tour - Trip Report - 2007
  • Cameroon Tour - Trip Report - 2004
  • Cameroon Tour - Trip Report - 2003
  • Cameroon Tour - Trip Report - 2002
  • First photos of Mount Kupe Bush-Shrike (article in the African Bird Club Bulletin)
  • Where to watch birds in Northern Cameroon (article in the African Bird Club Bulletin)
  • Where to watch birds in Southern Cameroon (article in the African Bird Club Bulletin)

  • Ethiopia
  • Ethiopia Tour - February 2015 - Trip Report
  • Ethiopia Tour - February 2015 - Species List
  • Ethiopia Tour - February 2013 - Trip Report
  • Ethiopia Tour - February 2012 - Trip Report and photographs - an illustrated brief
  • Ethiopia Tour - Trip Report and photographs - February 2011 - an illustrated brief about the first 2 days
  • Ethiopia Tour - Trip Report - November to December

  • Gabon
  • Gabon Tour 2010 - Photographs by A.P. Leventis
  • Gabon Tour - Trip Report
  • Gabon Tour - Trip Report

  • Ghana
  • Ghana Tour - Trip Report and photographs - March 2012 - an illustrated brief about the first 2 days
  • Ghana Tour - Trip Report - 2010

  • Madagascar
  • Madagascar & Masoala Extension - November 2015 - Trip report by Michael Mills
  • Madagascar & Masoala Extension - November 2014 - Trip report by Michael Mills
  • Madagascar & Masoala Extension - November 2014 - Species List
  • Madagascar & Masoala Extension - October 2013 - Trip report by Michael Mills
  • Madagascar & Masoala Tour - 10 November 2012
  • Masoala Extension II 2011 - Highlights and photographs
  • Madagascar Tour - Trip report - 16 day trip - 13 to 29 November 2011
  • Madagascar Tour - Highlights and photographs - 16 day trip - 1 to 16 November 2011
  • Madagascar Tour - Highlights and photographs - 12 day trip - October 2011
  • Masoala Extension 2010 - Highlights and photographs
  • Madagascar Tour - Highlights - 16 day trip - 2010
  • Madagascar Tour - Photographs - 16 day trip - 2010
  • Madagascar Tour - Photographs and species count - 16 day trip - 2010
  • Madagascar Tour - Highlights and photographs - 21 day trip - 2010
  • Madagascar Tour - Highlights and photographs - 16 and 21 day trips - 2009
  • Madagascar Tour - Trip report - 21 day trip (including the extension to Masoala National Park)
  • Madagascar Tour - Trip report - 17 day trip

  • Malawi
  • Malawi Tour - Trip Report - 2010
  • Malawi Tour - Trip Report

  • Mali
  • Mali Tour - Trip Report

  • Namibia
  • Namibia September/October 2015 - Trip Report
  • Namibia September/October 2015 - Species List
  • Namibia September 2015 - Trip Report
  • Namibia September 2015 - Species List
  • Namibia - October 2013 - Trip Report
  • Namibia - Self Drive - Highlights and Feedback - January 2012
  • Namibia - Trip Report - November 2009
  • Namibia: The Namib Desert, Namibian Escarpment and Etosha - Self Drive Tour - Trip Report - January 2009
  • Namibia, birding in Africa's living desert - Trip Report - March 2006
  • Namibia & Okavango Panhandle (Botswana) - Trip Report - October 2009
  • Namibia & Okavango Panhandle (Botswana) - Trip Report - March 2009
  • Namibia & Okavango Panhandle (Botswana) - Trip Report - April 2008
  • Wim de Groot's Namibia pictures, taken on a Birding Africa tour to Namibia & Okavango Panhandle (Botswana).

  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda - Trip Report - August 2013
  • Rwanda - Trip Report - August 2012 (PDF 1 MB)
  • Rwanda African Bird Club Conservation Tour - Trip Report - July 2011 (PDF 1 MB)
  • Rwanda highlights: Red-collared Babbler, Red-faced Barbet and Dusky Crimsonwing, July 2011
  • Birding Rwanda - Publication in Birds & Birding, February 2010
  • Birding Rwanda - Publication in ABC Bulletin 17(2), 2010

  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Sao Tome and Principe Tour - Trip Report
  • Sao Tome and Principe Tour - Trip Report

  • South Africa
  • South Africa Ultimate Endemics - November 2015 - Trip Report
  • South Africa Ultimate Endemics - November 2015 - Species List
  • South Africa Cape to Kruger - October 2015 - Trip Report
  • South Africa Cape to Kruger - October 2015 - Species List
  • South Africa Cape to Kruger Tour - Trip Report - October 2014
  • South Africa Cape to Kruger Tour - Species List - October 2014
  • South Africa Ultimate Endemics Tour - Trip Report - November 2014
  • South Africa Ultimate Endemics Tour - Species List - November 2014
  • South Africa Ultimate Endemics Tour - Trip Report - September 2013
  • Eastern South Africa Tour - Trip Report - April 2013
  • Kruger Nature Tour - Botany, Birds & Mammals - Trip Report - February 2013
  • Western and Northern Cape - Kgalagadi Tour - Trip Report - September 2012
  • Eastern South Africa Tour - Trip Report - January 2010
  • Kruger Birds & Mammals Tour - Trip Report - November 2009
  • South Western Cape and Karoo Tour - Trip Report - March 2009
  • Eastern South Africa Tour - Trip Report - June 2008
  • Western South Africa and KwaZulu-Natal Tour - Trip Report - October 2008
  • Eastern South Africa Clean Up Tour - Trip Report
  • Kruger Park and surrounds Tour - Trip Report
  • Western South Africa Tour - Trip Report
  • Western South Africa Clean Up Tour - Trip Report
  • For video footage taken by Paul Hopkins on his South Africa 2010 Birding Africa trip, please click here.

  • Tanzania
  • Tanzania Birding amidst the Wildebeest Migration 2016 - Trip Report
  • Tanzania Birding amidst the Wildebeest Migration 2016 - Species List
  • Tanzania Birding amidst the Wildebeest Migration 2013 - Highlights and photographs
  • Tanzania Birds & Big Cats 2012 - Highlights and photographs
  • Tanzania Birds & Big Cats - 2009, 2010, 2011 Please contact us for these trip reports and photographs
  • Tanzania Tour - Trip Report - 2008

  • Uganda
  • Uganda Specials, Murchison and Budongo - Trip Report - July 2013
  • Uganda Specials - Trip Report - July 2012 (PDF)
  • Uganda Shoebills & Gorillas Tour - Highlights and photographs 11 day trip, January 2012
  • Uganda Specials - Trip Report - July 2011 (PDF)
  • Uganda Specials highlights: Green-breasted Pitta display, African Green Broadbill and Shoebill, July 2011
  • Shoebill & Gorillas, January 2010: Shoebill display
  • Shoebill and Gorillas Tour (Uganda South) - Trip Report
  • Shoebill and Gorillas Tour (Uganda North and South) - Trip Report

  • Zambia
  • Zambia Pitta Tour 2015 - Trip Report
  • Zambia Pitta Tour 2015 - Species List
  • Zambia Pitta Tour 2014 - Trip Report
  • Zambia Pitta Tour 2013 - Trip Report (PDF)
  • Zambia Tour 2006 - Trip Report

  • 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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