Our Namibian Endemics tour is targeted at only the most sought after and special birds to be found in Namibia. This compact 11 day tour will find not only a stunning array of endemic and near endemic birds, but will also take in the world famous Etosha National Park and the array of great game to be found there. We begin our journey in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, and an area that offers a superb introduction to the birds of this amazing country. Thereafter we drive through the ancient Namib Desert, a land of enormous red dunes and inhospitable rocky desert. The cold Benguela Current is responsible for the cold, rich upwelling along southern Africa’s West coast, and its biological wealth we will sample at Walvis Bay, an estuarine system that holds around 100 000 waterbirds in summer! Leaving the coast, we journey inland to the scenic Spitzkoppe and Namibia’s highest mountain, Brandberg. We spend time in the endemic-rich Erongo Mountains, our lodge conveniently located right in the heart of the action. We will then travel north to sample the impressive mammalian (and avian!) delights Etosha National Park, before completing out journey beneath the amphitheatre of Waterberg Plateau National Park.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Dune, Gray's and Benguela Long-billed Larks, Rockrunner, Herero Chat, Rüppell’s and Northern Black Korhaans, Hartlaub's Spurfowl, Rüppell’s Parrot, Burchell's Courser, Violet Wood Hoopoe, White-tailed Shrike, Monteiro's, Damara Red-billed and Bradfield's Hornbills, Red-billed Spurfowl, Karoo Scrub Robin, Carp's Tit, Tractrac Chat, Orange River White-eye, Dusky Sunbird, Cape, Crowned and Bank Cormorants, Damara Tern, African Oystercatcher, Bradfield's Swift, Bokmakierie, Ludwig's Bustard, Benguela Long-billed Lark, Bare-cheeked Babbler, Kori Bustard, Rufous-eared Warbler, Black-faced Babbler, South African Shelduck, Cape Vulture
Top Mammals
Black and White Rhinoceroses, African Elephant, Lion, Cheetah, Spotted Hyena, Hartmann’s sub-species of Mountain Zebra, Kirk's Dik-dik, Klipspringer, Gemsbok, Springbok, 'Black-faced' Impala, Giraffe
Habitats Covered
coastal estuaries, broad-leaved woodland, riverine forest, mountains, gravel and sandy deserts
Expected Climate
warm to hot with chances of occasional thunder showers
Max Group Size
7 & 1 Local Leader
Tour Pace & Walking
focussed, targeted birding, undemanding walks
comfortable hotels, national park bungalows and lodges
Ease of Birding
easy, open country birding, sometricky species
Number of Species Expected
Other Attractions
Namib sand dunes, Spitzkoppe, Etosha, Spreetshoogte Pass
Photographic Opportunities
good to excellent
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Andre Bernon was a great leader, with great vision and bird finding skills. He also had excellent people skills, both with the participants and the various third parties that we dealt with. He maintained good humour and an even disposition throughout.

Greg de Klerk could not have done more, he was very good particularly when I lost my luggage and I just couldn’t make a lot of decisions that needed to be made particularly in the limited time available for shopping and he helped me through that.

Greg is an excellent guide with great people skills. We appreciated him very much.

Wayne Jones is without a doubt one of the best guides I’ve ever been with. His ability to identify birds “on the wing” is unequalled.

Glen was very organised and knowledgeable. He gave clear directions as to what we would be doing the following day. He has a very calm and friendly manner. He has extremely good hearing and the ability to both hear the birds and point them out. He was very helpful to assist me when I did not see where the bird was. I would certainly like to travel with him again.

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