Overview

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.

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
moderate
Accommodation
basic but comfortable
Ease of Birding
mostly unchallenging with some tricky species
Other Attractions
interesting scenery and cultural attractions
Photographic Opportunities
fair
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Adam Walleyn did a fantastic job organising the rest of the tour when Erik had to leave due to illness. I really appreciated his hard work and determination; for example: even though he had never been to Samoa before, his logistical work enabled us to get great views of some very difficult and unexpected species (Samoan Triller, Blue-grey Noddy).

I had a wonderful time. Our Rockjumper guide, Holly Faithfull, was terrific. She made the cruise, which was already excellent, even better.

The game drives were fantastic, André’s knowledge and attention to detail could certainly be used as the benchmark for all lodges. We were often stopping to wipe away the tears of laughter and the times spent on the drives with André will certainly be remembered. Hats off to you André, you really made our trip!!!

David Hoddinott was an excellent leader. It was obvious he had devoted a lot of preparation time studying the birds and learning their vocalizations. I was very impressed with his knowledge. I’d love to go on another tour with him some day.

The tour was very enjoyable and interesting. Doug McCulloch's knowledge of his subject was encyclopaedic, and was as keen as mustard to share it and find us lots of birds.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2023 DEPARTURES
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