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 several 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.

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 (potential split Yellow-tailed Pytilia); Sombre Rock Chat; Yellow-rumped Seedeater; Black Redstart.

Top Mammals

Speke's Pectinator; Dorcas Gazelle; Unstriped Ground Squirrel; Hamadryas Baboon.

Habitats Covered

arid savanna, lava 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

Difficult to moderate. This a Mega style tour designed for the dedicated lister & serious birder. Not suitable for dedicated or avid photographers; inexperienced birders; or anyone with mobility or health challenges.

Accommodation

Variable. Comfortable in large towns, otherwise basic camping.

Ease of Birding

Moderate. Whilst most birding is in open conditions, several species are low density or very localised.

Number of Species Expected

120

Other Attractions

interesting scenery and cultural attractions, Lake Assal (lowest point in Africa)

Photographic Opportunities

Good to worthwhile. No dedicated hides. Habitat & lighting are often conducive.

Djibouti - Extension I 2025

07 Jan 2025 - 11 Jan 2025 (5 days)

USD2,295 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Julian Parsons

Tour price (Per person): USD2,295 * GBP1,810 * EUR2,120 * AUD3,500

Single Supplement: USD260 * GBP205 * EUR240 * AUD397

Flight costs: USD540 * GBP426 * EUR499 * AUD824

Djibouti - Extension II 2025

11 Jul 2025 - 15 Jul 2025 (5 days)

USD2,295 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: David Hoddinott

Tour price (Per person): USD2,295 * GBP1,810 * EUR2,120 * AUD3,500

Single Supplement: USD260 * GBP205 * EUR240 * AUD397

Flight costs: USD540 * GBP426 * EUR499 * AUD824

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