Our Zimbabwe & Zambia - Rallid Quest is part of a never before series of tours in birding history. This unique tour is dedicated to finding mythical and ultra-difficult rallids and flufftails as well as a number of other regional endemics along the way. Included in this spectacular list of crakes, rails, quails and flufftails are such mega species as Striped Crake, Streaky-breasted, and Chestnut-headed Flufftails and Blue Quail, along with a supporting cast of African, Baillon’s, Spotted and Corn Crakes, African Rail, Allen’s Gallinule, Lesser Moorhen, Lesser Jacana and Black-rumped Buttonquail. As if these once-in-a-lifetime rallid quest wasn’t enough, we’ll also be on the lookout for those species restricted to the miombo woodland, mushitu forest and dambos such as Anchieta’s Barbet, Bar-winged Weaver, Bocage’s Akalat, Ross’s Turaco and Locust Finch to mention just a few.

*2024 Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour Facts Top Birds
Striped, Spotted, African & Corn Crakes, Streaky-breasted, Chestnut-headed & Red-chested Flufftails, Blue Quail, Black-rumped Buttonquail, Lesser Moorhen, Allen’s Gallinule, Greater Painted-snipe, African Snipe, Black Coucal, Rosy-throated Longclaw, Cuckoo-finch, Locust Finch, African Grass Owl, African Spotted Creeper, Whyte’s Barbet, Bar-winged Weaver, Miombo Tit, Green-backed Woodpecker, Anchieta’s, Western Violet-backed & Western Miombo Sunbirds, Pale-billed Hornbill, Souza's Shrike, Reichard’s Seedeater, Bocage’s Akalat, Laura’s Woodland Warbler, White-tailed Crested Flycatcher, Ross’s Turaco, Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Weaver, Böhm’s Flycatcher.
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
7 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
very tough with a number of ultra-elusive species
Photographic Opportunities
possibly worthwhile
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I got exactly what I asked for - delighted with the species we saw. It was a lovely trip; and a great job of leading was done by Andre Bernon.

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