Rockjumper Birding Tours proudly offers quality birding adventures, expertly guided by our passionate and experienced professional tour leaders. Our 300 scheduled tours annually explore the world’s prime birding areas, and our tailor-made department can custom design your dream birding vacation. We seek to deliver the ultimate birding experience by ensuring our tours are seamlessly arranged, fun, educational and support conservation initiatives. Our excellent value for money offerings are enhanced by our unrivalled customer loyalty program.
From the world’s tiniest bird (the Bee Hummingbird) to such sought-after species as Giant Kingbird, the cute Cuban Tody, the beautiful Cuban Trogon, Gundlach’s Hawk, Oriente and Yellow-headed Warbler, Zapata Wren and no less than four species of stunning quail-doves, Cuba is an absolute pleasure to bird.
Rockjumper Birding Tours proudly offers quality birding adventures, expertly guided by our passionate and experienced professional tour leaders. Our 300 scheduled tours annually explore the world’s prime birding areas, and our private tour department can custom design your dream birding vacation. We seek to deliver the ultimate birding experience by ensuring our tours are seamlessly arranged, fun, educational and support conservation initiatives. Our excellent value for money offerings are enhanced by our unrivalled customer loyalty program.
Our leader to guest ratio is among the best in the industry and most of our tours have a maximum of eight participants, providing RJ guests a personalized tour experience.
For some destinations, larger groups are necessary, and on these tours we provide two leaders with an absolute maximum of 14 participants. The only exception to this is on some ship cruises where larger groups are the norm, with field trips in small groups, and meals being festive, social occasions.
“Another amazing trip with Rockjumper. The quality of not only the Rockjumper guides but the local guides as well was first class. Travelling with Rockjumper means you basically don’t have to worry about anything other than getting the birds in the binoculars, the guides take care of the rest which results in a really relaxing and enjoyable bird watching trip.”
BW, Sri Lanka 2019
“I was thrilled when Forrest Rowland agreed to run another Colombia Mega, as I really wanted to join a tour led by him – he has such extensive experience of this country and its birds. Even with that expectation, the trip exceeded my wildest dreams. Forrest’s grasp of Colombia’s birds, herps, plants, geography and history sets the scene for a magnificent experience. His humour and personality ensure one enjoys every minute.”
JA – Colombia 2019
“There are not enough superlatives to describe Daniel Danckwerts! He is a superstar of a guide and I am glad I had the opportunity to tour with him, because he will be in great demand when the word gets out how amazing this tour was! Although he is one of your junior guides, he conducts himself with poise and confidence in excess of his years. His passion for birding, culture and history is unsurpassed and his laugh is absolutely infectious. He knew all the hotspots for the notoriously difficult species on this tour and even when the birds weren’t cooperating, he devised innovative means to ensure the group would have the best opportunity to see these very, very elusive birds. We learned a few lessons on this inaugural tour about patience and stamina…. it is certainly not for the faint-hearted because it requires a lot of hard work but the rewards certainly exceeded the effort. Where else do you have the opportunity to see mythic flufftails and crakes all in one place? I will absolutely travel with Daniel again!”
TT – South Africa Rallid Quest 2019
“I’d read and heard positive feedback about Rockjumper before I booked the tour, so I was quite pleased when Keith Valentine, our guide, and Rockjumper were able to exceed my expectations. I knew Keith’s role within the firm, so my expectations were particularly high. Keith was terrific. He knows the birds in great detail, including their field marks, calls, and where they can be found. He also deeply understands what it means to provide his customers a great experience, which he did his best to provide. A true leader and nice person that others in the firm can hopefully learn from and follow. All in all, this was a trip of a lifetime for me and my wife.”
PS, South Africa – Birds & Wine 2018
“Glen Valentine is an incredible guide and has real talent. We very much appreciate him and always find his tours fun and so rewarding with great birds, great views even in freezing conditions. Any tour with Glen is a guaranteed success and a good time. Daniel Danckwerts will be a great asset to RBT and contributed to the success of the tour. He is also personable and has a great sense of humour. He wasn’t all that slow with his scope either and we all saw some fine birds through his scope. We are never surprised at the excellence of RBT guides.”
MN, China 2018
“I was very pleased with the joint ABA Rockjumper tour of Tanzania and appreciate all your efforts to make the tour unexpectedly wonderful. I think I underestimated all that Africa has to offer someone who has never experienced the continent! Your employees, each and every one I had the pleasure of birding with, are to be complimented.”
CM, ABA Tanzania 2018