Overview

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.

2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.

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
Accommodation
comfortable hotels, national park bungalows and lodges
Ease of Birding
easy, open country birding, sometricky species
Number of Species Expected
250+
Other Attractions
Namib sand dunes, Spitzkoppe, Etosha, Spreetshoogte Pass
Photographic Opportunities
good to excellent
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

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.

Heinz Ortmann is a great guide, organizer and traveling companion.

Greg is an excellent birder and worked hard to find as many species as possible, and also to make sure that everyone saw them. He was very genial company and took great care of everyone.

I enjoyed the trip… a nice mix of birds and other animals. Greg de Klerk did a great job. I hope there will be another trip that I can travel with him.

Sonya and I really appreciate all of your hard work….that truly was one of our trips of a lifetime. And that is saying something since that bar is constantly getting raised by all of our travel. Rockjumper can definitely count us in as repeat guests and I would count it as good fortune if you were our guide again.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
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