Zambia Birding Tours
Our Zambia Comprehensive tour concentrates on the highlights of one of Africa’s most remarkable countries, offering vast areas of pristine wilderness and a great diversity of habitat. This Zambia birding tour visits a number of incredible sites within the country, from the breath-taking Victoria Falls, aptly named by the locals as “the smoke that thunders”, to the rich miombo woodlands, mushitus (riverine forest) and dambos (seasonally inundated wetlands) around Mwinilunga, Mutinondo and various areas in-between. Key sites include the fabulous Choma region where we can expect to enjoy a wonderful selection of birds such as the endemic Chaplin’s Barbet together with Racket-tailed Roller, Red-capped Crombec and Fülleborn’s Longclaw. The Kafue area features the country’s second endemic bird species, the delightful Black-cheeked Lovebird, and we stand excellent chances at finding this gorgeous species. Further north towards Mutanda and beyond the extensive miombo woodlands and bridge crossings give us ample opportunity to find Sharp-tailed Starling, Miombo Pied Barbet, Red-throated Cliff Swallow and the rare Bamboo Warbler. One of the ultimate sites on the route is sure to be the remote north-west of the country which holds an incredible variety of localised specialities. Grimwood’s Longclaw, Bocage’s Weaver, Black-collared Bulbul, Angola Lark, Forbes’s Plover, Bannerman’s Sunbird, Black-and-rufous Swallow, Black-necked Eremomela, Laura’s Woodland Warbler and Margaret’s Batis will all feature prominently. Our final site on this fabulous Zambia birding tour will be the vast Mutinondo Wilderness where we stand excellent chances of finding Bar-winged Weaver, Anchieta’s Barbet, Anchieta’s Sunbird, Bocage’s Akalat, Böhm’s Flycatcher and Souza’s Shrike. We invite you to join us on this incredible adventure through one of Africa’s most beautiful countries!
South Luangwa in Zambia is a vast area of pristine woodland and riverine vegetation that host a large contingent of sought-after birds and mammals. This has been described as one of the premier parks in Africa due to its huge variety of species, and a visit to Zambia or neighboring Malawi would be incomplete without experiencing the sheer magnitude and delight of this unique and beautiful area. What’s more, the park also contains one of the highest concentrations of Leopard in the world, and here we have a very good chance of observing these magnificent creatures, not to mention some really fantastic birds, including Racket-tailed Roller, Lilian’s Lovebird, Pel’s Fishing Owl and many more. This is a truly exciting Zambian birding and wildlife safari in areas where few tourists ever venture!
Our Highlights of Africa tour covers a handful of the essential birding, wildlife and scenic destinations that Africa has to offer! We begin our odyssey in arguably the most quintessential African country, Tanzania, where we visit the impressive Ngorongoro Crater and the spectacular Serengeti. There exists nowhere else on our planet that holds such an amazing number and diversity of large animals, and we can expect to be dazzled by the sights and experiences awaiting us. From the safari capital of the world we head west to Uganda, home of the unique Shoebill, Chimpanzees, Mountain Gorillas, and a host of endemic birds. We will criss-cross this small Central African country in search of these marvellous creatures before flying to Zambia to marvel at the famous Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. A sundowner cruise on the mighty Zambezi River will be a fitting end to this action packed Zambia birding tour.