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
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials
J

André our game ranger for the third time once again is impeccable! His eyesight is actually too good for words!

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.

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.

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.

RS

Adam is an extremely hard working, energetic and enthusiastic person who is able to remain calm and collected under extreme pressure and is always willing to help and assist anyone in need. His ability to find elusive birds for clients is legendary and almost miraculous. He is not feint-hearted and never daunted by challenging circumstances.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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