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.

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
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

Glen and Dennis did a fantastic job on this tour. Birding in the lowland rainforest looking for Pittas was certainly a challenge! Glen was informative, patient and persistent, and did his best in making sure that the entire group saw these fascinating birds. The itinerary was comprehensive, the accommodations were great and the food was excellent. Overall, a wonderful trip.

J

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

I would recommend Rockjumper to my birding colleagues back in Cape May, New Jersey. Cuan and Rockjumper did an outstanding job in helping us plan our trip.

M

I am not a twitcher or even a knowledgeable birdwatcher, but I am always keen to see new things. Our ranger André had a huge knowledge of birds. He shared this and more about all the flora and fauna that we came across. He explained about insects and trees as we passed them and didn't fail to answer a question.

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.

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