Overview

The small West African nation of Senegal is a popular birding holiday destination, for many reasons. One of these is the ability to escape the cold Northern winters to a summer wonderland only a few hour’s flight away, though add in easily accessible, and superb West African birding habitats and many sought after birds and it’s easy to understand why so many birders flock to this nation on an annual basis.

Rockjumper is, therefore, pleased to be offering a superb tour to this great birding destination, and our very comprehensive tour encompasses the avian highlights of this remarkable region, targeting an array of very special and sought-after species. For anyone seeking a relaxed and enjoyable introduction to African birds and birding and excellent photographic opportunities, this tour comes highly recommended!

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

Tour Facts Top Birds
Sudan Golden Sparrow; Savile’s & Arabian Bustards; Quail-plover (rare); Little Grey Woodpecker; Cricket Warbler; Sennar Penduline Tit; Western Red-billed Hornbill; Kordofan Lark; Black Scimitarbill; Golden Nightjar; River Prinia; Scissor-tailed Kite; Mali Firefinch; White-crested Tiger Heron;
Habitats Covered
riverine forest, woodland, scrub, Acacia savannah, Sahel, coastline, rivers, wetlands, mashes, marshy grassland
Expected Climate
hot to very hot & humid
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
our Mega tours are very fast-paced birding adventures designed for the dedicated lister and serious birder. The focus of the tour is to see as many of the endemics and area specials as possible in our given time. In order to cover the necessary route to maximise the species list we tend to spend a single night at most sites and travel large distances. There is very little down time aside from that spent driving from one site to the next. These tours are not suitable for dedicated or avid photographers; inexperienced or new birders; as well as anyone with serious mobility or health challenges.
Accommodation
comfortable
Ease of Birding
moderate with some tricky species
Other Attractions
Scissor-tailed Kite colony, Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, an internationally important wetland
Photographic Opportunities
good to excellent
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

This was a fantastic trip. David did an excellent job as our guide. He was thoughtful, attentive, hard-working and an expert in the field. There wasn't much that we didn't find. We very much enjoyed his company and hope he leads us again in the future.

MN

Our questions were always answered with clarity and accuracy. There were no surprises as a result... This trip was a wonderful and unique experience for me. I actually felt renewed and revitalized when it was over. Thanks to everyone for an experience of a lifetime!

David Hoddinott was an excellent leader. It was obvious he had devoted a lot of preparation time studying the birds and learning their vocalizations. I was very impressed with his knowledge. I’d love to go on another tour with him some day.

I had a wonderful time. Our Rockjumper guide, Holly Faithfull, was terrific. She made the cruise, which was already excellent, even better.

P

André, who escorted us on four drives, is a superb tracker with great knowledge of the reserve and its denizens. He is also an expert on the birdlife of southern Africa and was able to bring the bush to life for us with knowledge of all that we saw.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2023 DEPARTURES
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