Simply put, Djibouti is one of Africa’s least visited birding tours destinations. This trip is aimed at finding Djibouti’s only endemic, Djibouti Spurfowl, along with a number of other species that can be difficult to locate elsewhere. These include Somali Starling, beautiful Arabian Golden Sparrow, Sombre Rock Chat, White-eyed Gull, Crab-plover and Somali Sparrow. This tour takes us to places where very few birders have ever been; which, along with some superb birding, witnessing spectacular scenery and diverse and interesting cultures, makes this Djibouti extension a must for the intrepid birder.

2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Djibouti Francolin, Somali Starling, White-eyed, Slender-billed & Sooty Gulls, Crab-plover, Arabian Golden & Somali Sparrows, Graceful Prinia, Somali Bulbul, Nile Valley Sunbird, Rosy-patched Bushshrike, Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark, Gambaga Flycatcher, Green-winged Pytilia (a probable split called Yellow-tailed Pytilia), White-throated Seedeater.
Habitats Covered
arid savanna, larva plains, dry mixed woodland, coastline, rocky hillsides, coastal scrub
Expected Climate
warm to hot
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
basic but comfortable
Ease of Birding
mostly unchallenging with some tricky species
Other Attractions
interesting scenery and cultural attractions
Photographic Opportunities
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

Expert guiding by Keith and Glen Valentine, aided by fabulous local talent, ensured we saw the maximum number of endemics and other birds and mammals. Perhaps more importantly, these two brothers enjoyed their time together and provided a warm, friendly and caring environment in which we all had a good time with lots of laughs, and looked out for each other to ensure everyone got on the birds and did not falter on a tough hike or challenging car ride.

I was really pleasantly surprised about every aspect of the Oman & UAE tour. Forrest Rowland did an outstanding job in every way and he has a great sense of humour. This tour exceeded my expectations. The pace was just right, accommodations and meals were of high quality, and Forrest did a great job of organizing details and making sure everything ran smoothly. He found the species that were sought and had expert knowledge of where the birds were likely to be found and when was the best time to try for them.

We felt that the trip was very well organised and efficient so we could spend as much time in the field as possible. Glen was a terrific guide - excellent birder as well as his concern that everyone was seeing the birds. Glen was very even in his manner at all times and with everyone.


André in particular went out of his way to make sure our stay was as wonderful as it could be. Andre is also a great guide, with the ability to spot just about everything that moves, even if the movement is only breathing.


Rockjumper's office staff continue with their excellent high level of client services. Prompt, concise and courteous replies are a trade-mark of the Rockjumper staff.

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