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!
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.
riverine forest, woodland, scrub, Acacia savannah, Sahel, coastline, rivers, wetlands, mashes, marshy grassland
hot to very hot & humid
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader
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.
moderate with some tricky species
Scissor-tailed Kite colony, Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, an internationally important wetland
good to excellent
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