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.
• 13 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 Please contact
us if you would like to join a trip on a particular date, or
if you would like us to arrange some private guiding.
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
Birding Africa is a specialist birding tour company customising
tours for both world listers and more relaxed holiday birders, and
combining interests in mammals, butterflies, dragonflies, plants
and other natural history. Our guides
know the continents birds like few others; we've written two acclaimed
guide books on where
to find Southern Africa's and Madagascar's best birds and will
guide you to Africa's and Madagascar's most diverse birding destinations.
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.