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!

Top Birds

Sudan Golden Sparrow; Savile’s & Arabian Bustards; Egyptian Plover; 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.



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

Senegal - Birding the Sahel 2025

01 Mar 2025 - 13 Mar 2025 (13 days)

EUR5,000 - Spaces Available


Tour Leader: David Hoddinott

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): EUR5,000 * USD5,280 * GBP4,347 * AUD8,278

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