Cuan Rush

What our clients say about Cuan

  • Just a postscript to reiterate our appreciation for the wonderful tour around Madagascar you led. We both had a great time. Your enthusiasm and day-to-day attention to assure we all had a successful birding experience and overview of the unique biodiversity [is] not to be forgotten.

    JB & BB, Madagascar
  • [Cuan’s] enthusiasm for birding was unbeatable. He made every effort to make sure all members of the party saw every bird…. [He] respected all levels of birding knowledge and ability within the group, making those with beginning ability feel just as valued as the advanced birders.

    JC & SC
  • I would recommend Rockjumper to my birding colleagues back in Cape May, New Jersey. Cuan and Rockjumper did an outstanding job in helping us plan our trip.

    EP, Cuan
  • The [Eastern South Africa] trip has become even more exciting and memorable in retrospect, and we can’t thank you enough. It was planned particularly well, giving us a great idea of the varied terrain and landscape across eastern South Africa, and it would be hard to choose the best of the places we stayed in – they were all so good and yet so varied. The birds were tremendous, and the animals scarcely behind; I don’t think we shall ever forget the elephants in the mudbath. Nor shall we forget the Sani Pass and the rockjumpers, not to mention the hail! It really was a magnificent trip, and we enjoyed it enormously.

    EE & RE, South Africa
  • Suffice it to say we will remember this trip for the rest of our lives. It could not have been better from start to finish. Thank you to everyone there at Rockjumper, including yourself – you are quite a wonderful team!

    R, Tanzania
  • We would like to take this opportunity to again thank you and Rockjumper for a well organized and productive tour which offered the bonuses of good accommodations, good food and good company. Even when trials….came our way, workable solutions were quickly found. We would not hesitate to recommend Rockjumper tours to our friends, and you, Cuan, as a first rate leader!

    Pvt Kenya & Tanzania 2012
  • On a recent birding trip from Cape Town to Windhoek we appreciated Cuan’s range of talents. His keen eyes, knowledge of bird vocalizations and great enthusiasm for finding birds combine very nicely with his logistical expertise and delightful sense of humour. I was very pleased with the trip — well done, Cuan!

    HSA, South Africa
South Africa - Eastern VIII 2018
5 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018 (15 days)
Tour Leaders: Greg de Klerk, Cuan Rush
Can be linked with: South Africa - Cape Extension VIII 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): ZAR52,500
Spaces Available

Cuan is a birding and wildlife guide for Rockjumper, leading tours throughout Africa, Madagascar and Asia. He is also the operations manager for our private tours department.

Cuan Rush was born in Durban and raised on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast. He has enjoyed a lifelong passion for the African bush, its fauna and flora and the conservation thereof. After schooling, he completed a 3-year qualification in Nature Conservation, and has been involved in bird related work ever since. A three years stint at the Umgeni River Bird Park in Durban was the beginning, followed by 5 years developing birding multimedia products including the Roberts’ Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa cd-ROM. Thereafter, Cuan worked at Mutemwa Lodge, a luxury lodge on the Zambezi River in south-western Zambia as the lodge manager and resident bird guide. Cuan has been a full-time birding and wildlife guide for Rockjumper Birding Tours for a number of years and leads a variety of tours around the African continent, Madagascar and India. His passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for birds are evident to all the participants on his tours.