Angola hosts the fourth highest number of endemic birds of any African country, yet remains one of the least visited birding hotspots on the continent. No doubt this is partly due to its war-ravaged past, yet those days are now long gone and Angola is presently one of the safest African destinations in which to bird and travel, with ever-improving roads and logistics. What’s more, the current exchange rate means that our Angola – Endemics Overland Adventure tour (4 – 21 Sep 2013) is now over US$750 cheaper than originally priced, making this an ideal time in which to explore this great birding nation.
Amongst the many endemic and near-endemic species that occur within Angola’s borders, one of the most striking of the lot – and indeed, one of the world’s largest and most beautiful robin-chats – is the gorgeous and little-known White-headed Robin-Chat. Found in only two small areas, one in northern Angola and the other in an inaccessible area of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), our tour offers the only viable opportunity for seeing this beautiful bird in the wild, and in fact we have yet to miss it on any of our previous Angola tours!
Other special species we will search for during our 18-day overland camping safari include Angola Cave Chat, Braun’s, Gabela and Monteiro’s Bushshrike, Gabela Helmetshrike, Red-crested Turaco, Gabela Akalat, White-fronted Wattle-eye, Angola and Margaret’s Batis, Red-backed Mousebird, Angola Slaty Flycatcher, Oustalet’s, Ludwig’s Double-collared and Bocage’s Sunbird, Anchieta’s Barbet, Lepe Cisticola, Gabon Coucal, Hartert’s Camaroptera, Pulitzer’s Longbill, Angolan and Cinderella Waxbill, and Golden-backed Bishop, to name just some possibilities!
Leading this adventure is Keith Valentine, one of Africa’s most experienced birders with an enviable and in-depth knowledge of the region’s birds and wildlife. If you would like to join Keith and reserve one of the few remaining places on our 2013 Angolan tour, please contact the Rockjumper office for further details, or else visit our website at the above tour link for further information.