Western South Africa is an extraordinarily biodiverse
region, and an indispensable destination for the eco-tourist in
southern Africa. Indeed, there are no other areas in Africa that
offer such a high level of endemism in such a uniquely accessible
setting. The region is legendary among international and local birders
alike for the remarkable suite of birds which are found here and
nowhere else in the world: a staggering 47 of South Africa’s
58 endemic bird species occur here, as well as 70 per cent of southern
For the more focused birder we offer the option of an endemic-focussed
day trip targeting particular endemic species.
Join a Birding Africa guide to search for the following Cape fynbos
endemics: Cape Francolin, Hottentot Buttonquail, Cape Sugarbird,
Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Siskin, Cape Bulbul and Protea Seedeater.
Join a Birding Africa guide to search for the following Karoo endemics: Karoo
Eremomela, Namaqua Warbler, Fairy Flycatcher,
Cinnamon-breasted Warbler, Ludwig’s Bustard,
Burchell’s Courser, Black-headed Canary,
Layard’s Titbabbler and Rufous-eared Warbler.
Benguela Current Endemics
Join a Birding Africa guide
to search for all nine Benguela Current endemics: African Penguin,
Cape Gull, Hartlaub’s Gull, Damara
Tern, Cape, Bank and Crowned
Cormorant, Cape Gannet and African Black
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.