Zambia is often neglected as a birding destination in Africa, and yet it boasts some of the most extensive tracts of pristine wilderness in Africa supporting an almost unparalleled diversity of mammals and well over 700 species of birds including at least two fabulous endemics (the Black-cheeked Lovebird and Chaplin’s Barbet). This exciting tour focusses on two sites in the southern part of the country, namely the Nkanga River Conservation Area and the immense Kafue National Park. These two sites will afford you the opportunity to see both of Zambia’s endemic birds as well as a host of other highly sought-after Central African species including the African Spotted Creeper, Southern and Yellow-bellied Hyliotas, Racket-tailed Roller, Shelley’s Sunbird, Fülleborn’s Longlcaw, and Dickinson’s Kestrel to name a few. Mammal highlights include distinct chances for Serval, Lion, Cheetah, African Wild Dog, Leopard, both the Sable and Roan Antelopes, Southern Reedbuck, and Hartebeest to name a few.

This tour is made available through our Tailor-made tours department. To explore this offering further for pricing, precise day to day itinerary, inclusions & exclusions, or to tailor the tour to your personal requirements, please contact our Tailor-made team on tailormade@rockjumper.com

Top Birds

Black-cheeked Lovebird; Chaplin’s Barbet; African Spotted Creeper; Southern & Yellow-bellied Hyliotas; Racket-tailed Roller; Shelley’s Sunbird; Fülleborn’s Longlcaw; Dickinson’s Kestrel; Wattled Crane.

Top Mammals

Serval; Lion; Cheetah; African Wild Dog; Leopard; Sable; Roan Antelopes; Southern Reedbuck; Hartebeest.

Habitats Covered

dambos, grasslands, miombo woodland, wetlands, mopane woodland

Expected Climate

hot with high levels of humidity in some places. Rain can be expected.

Max Group Size

1-8 with local leader or Rockjumper Leader

Tour Pace & Walking

birding is undemanding but some long travel days.

Accommodation

comfortable

Ease of Birding

one of the most enjoyable & prolific birding destinations in Africa. Many species are approachable & provide good visuals in open conditions.

Other Attractions

Victoria Falls

Photographic Opportunities

worthwhile to very good

What our clients say about us

David Hoddinott
DC, Zambia 2017

This private tour, organised by Rockjumper, allowed us to visit some fantastic areas in the country. Our main focus was on birds, with Pel's Fishing Owl and Shoebill high on our "would like to see" lists. We saw both of them really well, along with another 56 lifers. The Shoebill sighting will remain in our memories for many years, as we waded through the marsh to see both adults close to the nest, plus a well-grown youngster! The overall Bird List totalled some 320 species, along with 47 species of mammal. Highlights of the mammal sightings included an hour spent with a hunting Leopard, a couple of Lionesses with five cubs, a Cheetah with six cubs and sightings of four different Serval. The pace of the tour was excellent and staying for three nights in a small number of sites gave us the opportunity to really explore the different habitats. The accommodation throughout was fantastic. David Hoddinott was a fantastic leader and was aptly supported by the local guides.

Daniel Danckwerts
RB, Zambia 2018

Daniel Danckwerts is a fine young guide, excellent and devoted birder, and can get people onto the specials - he is very personable, always optimistic and constantly professional, working to get the most possible out of the trip.

André Bernon
SC, Zambia

Andre Bernon was a great leader, with great vision and bird finding skills. He also had excellent people skills, both with the participants and the various third parties that we dealt with. He maintained good humour and an even disposition throughout.

Heinz Ortmann
JH & JH - Zambia 2018

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

André Bernon
SS & SC: Zambia

Thank you for a wonderful trip! Thank you, Andre Bernon, for all you did to make it so memorable!

Zambia - Endemics Extension

USD3,250 - Spaces Available

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Pricing notes : Price is an estimate based on a minimum group size of 3 guests (2025). Please contact our Tailor-made team on tailormade@rockjumper.com for an up to date tour cost and itinerary.

Tour price (Per person): USD3,250 * GBP2,494 * EUR2,972 * ZAR59,051

Single Supplement: USD420 * GBP322 * EUR384 * ZAR7,631

Zambia - Endemics Extension (TM I) 2025

01 Aug 2025 - 06 Aug 2025 (6 days)

USD3,250 - Spaces Available

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Tour price (Per person): USD3,250 * GBP2,494 * EUR2,972 * ZAR59,051

Single Supplement: USD420 * GBP322 * EUR384 * ZAR7,631

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