Let our local expert guides find difficult Cape
endemis such as Hottentot Buttonquail or Agulhas Long-billed
Lark. Or let us assist you with relaxed birding around Cape
Town, and your accommodation or transport needs.
We suggest these itineraries, tailored to your
private needs. Trips can last one day or several weeks. They can
be guided or self-driven. Some trips are private, others are open
to individual or group bookings.
• Kalahari (from
Cape Town or Upington): Kalahari Tour - varied length
• Cape Endemic Tours:
Fynbos, Karoo, Benguela Current - varied length
Why our experience and reputation sets us apart.
• 17 years in operation, the longest of any Cape bird
• Based in Cape Town, we know the birds and sites intimately.
• We've authored two where to watch birds books:
Birding - Western South Africa: Key birding routes from Cape
Town to the Kalahari."
African Birdfinder: where to find 1400 bird species in Southern
Africa and Madagascar"
• We've devised the Western
Cape Birding Route and published it online.
• Our success rate at finding local endemics is unrivalled,
with 100s of satisfied clients. Read about our
guides and clients'
• We can lead a Cape tour on the backup day of a pelagic
• We provide free
trip planning advice on the phone to independent birders.
• We offer good value personalised and group trips.
Trip Reports Please visit our trip
reports page for an idea of the style and pace of our trips
and for some photographs taken on our trips. Or have a look at this
video made by Paul Hopkins on a Birding Africa trip.
Planning your Cape day trip or two-day loop
us to enquire about our scheduled day trips, or
if you would like us to arrange a private guided tour.
Our Cape tours and day trips are aimed at keen birders and
nature enthusiasts. They have been designed to see as many endemic
birds as possible. While on the walks, we spend a lot of time
looking for other aspects of wildlife such as mammals, chameleons,
geckos, butterflies and interesting plants. We can also customise
any itinerary to suit to the keen birder, the wildlife enthusiast
Many participants on our tours and day trips are amateur wildlife
photographers. And when we get excellent views of a bird or
mammal, some time is usually spent watching and photographing
it. However, this is not a photographic tour and once the majority
of the people have felt that they have absorbed the animal or
bird to their satisfaction, then we move on in search of the
next encounter. Thus, while the photographic
opportunities are very good, the group will only occasionally
wait for somebody who wants to spend even longer getting better
Only a low level of fitness is required.
Throughout the year.
Moderate; can be warm in summer and chilly in winter.
A good standard of accommodation in guest houses, lodges and
We travel by car, minibus or four wheel drive vehicle.
This depends on the specific tour.
Fynbos endemics, Karoo endemics and raptors in a spectacular
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.