Overview

Our popular Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls overland safari is a birding and wildlife tour that visits some of the major highlights of three of Africa’s most remarkable countries, all offering vast areas of pristine wilderness. Birdlife abounds and we target an impressive array of localized as well as more widespread African species, including such sought-after specials as Slaty Egret, Wattled Crane, Ludwig’s Bustard, Rüppell’s Korhaan, Secretarybird, Pel’s Fishing Owl (one of ten possible owls!), Hartlaub’s Spurfowl, the huge Coppery-tailed Coucal, Rüppell’s Parrot, Monteiro’s Hornbill, Rockrunner, Violet Wood Hoopoe, Bare-cheeked and Black-faced Babblers, Rosy-faced Lovebird, White-tailed Shrike, Herero Chat, Dune and Gray’s Larks, Violet-eared Waxbill – and so much more besides!

Spending quality time observing mammals, large and small, will be a major focus of this trip and we should see creatures ranging from Elephant-Shrews to Elephants, Fur Seals to Hippopotamus, plus an exciting range of charismatic African big game including the fabled ’Big 5’ (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant).

The spectacular and dramatic scenery, coupled with quality mammal viewing and exceptional birding, all combine to make this one of our most popular birding adventures!

Tour Facts Top Birds
African Skimmer, Slaty Egret, Wattled Crane, Rock Pratincole, Ludwig’s & Kori Bustards, Rüppell’s & Northern Black Korhaans, Secretarybird, Pel’s Fishing Owl (one of ten possible owls!), Hartlaub’s & Red-billed Spurfowls, Rüppell’s Parrot, Monteiro’s, Damara Red-billed & Bradfield's Hornbills, Rockrunner, Violet Wood Hoopoe, Bare-cheeked, Southern Pied & Black-faced Babblers, Rosy-faced Lovebird, White-tailed Shrike, Herero Chat, chances for Shelley’s & Copper Sunbirds, Dune & Gray's Larks, Chestnut-banded Plover, Damara Tern, Cape, Bank & Crowned Cormorants, Burchell's & Double-banded Coursers, African Oystercatcher, Bradfield's Swift, Bokmakierie, Rufous-eared Warbler, South African Shelduck, Orange River White-eye, Dusky Sunbird, Cape Vulture, thousands of Lesser and Greater Flamingos
Top Mammals
The “Big Five” (Lion, Leopard, African Elephant, Black and White Rhinoceroses, African Buffalo), Cheetah, Hartmann’s sub-species of Mountain Zebra, Plains Zebra, Warthog, Giraffe, Roan and Sable Antelopes, Red Lechwe, Topi, Common Eland, Springbok, Sitatunga, Meerkat, Honey Badger, Dassie Rat, Spotted-necked Otter, South African and Damara Ground Squirrels, Wild Cat, Central African Large-spotted Genet
Habitats Covered
coastal estuaries, broad-leaved woodland, riverine forest, floodplains, grass plains, papyrus swamps, mountains, gravel and sandy deserts
Expected Climate
pleasant in mornings/afternoons, hot midday, can be cooler in the evenings
Max Group Size
7 & 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
relaxed pace, undemanding walks
Accommodation
comfortable hotels, national park bungalows and lodges
Ease of Birding
easy, open country birding
Number of Species Expected
375-425
Other Attractions
Namib sand dunes, Spitzkoppe, Etosha, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls
Photographic Opportunities
excellent
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This [Budget Namibia Birding] trip was a wonderful and unique experience for me. I was pleased with everything about it and also was pleased with myself for having met the challenge of camping and hiking and living out of a tent (most of the nights). It’s not something I’ve done for quite some years. I actually felt renewed and revitalized when it was over. Thanks to everyone for an experience of a lifetime for me!

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

Andre is a very competent guide, good with his clients, patient and lots of fun. He interacted well with the local people.

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.

This was my first birding tour, and what a great introduction it was. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The birding, wildlife viewing and accomodation were excellent and the vehicle very comfortable. Our tour leader, Heinz, was knowledgable, enthusiastic and managed all the logistics very well. Heinz ensured all members of the group (with their differing birding abilities) enjoyed good birding. This trip exceeded my expections. Thanks for providing such a great experience!

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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