Our popular Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls overland safari is a birding and wildlife tour that visits some of the major highlights of three of Africa’s most remarkable countries, all offering vast areas of pristine wilderness. Birdlife abounds and we target an impressive array of localized as well as more widespread African species, including such sought-after specials as Slaty Egret, Wattled Crane, Ludwig’s Bustard, Rüppell’s Korhaan, Secretarybird, Pel’s Fishing Owl (one of ten possible owls!), Hartlaub’s Spurfowl, the huge Coppery-tailed Coucal, Rüppell’s Parrot, Monteiro’s Hornbill, Rockrunner, Violet Wood Hoopoe, Bare-cheeked and Black-faced Babblers, Rosy-faced Lovebird, White-tailed Shrike, Herero Chat, Dune and Gray’s Larks, Violet-eared Waxbill – and so much more besides!
Spending quality time observing mammals, large and small, will be a major focus of this trip and we should see creatures ranging from Elephant-Shrews to Elephants, Fur Seals to Hippopotamus, plus an exciting range of charismatic African big game including the fabled ’Big 5’ (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant).
The spectacular and dramatic scenery, coupled with quality mammal viewing and exceptional birding, all combine to make this one of our most popular birding adventures!
African Skimmer, Slaty Egret, Wattled and Blue Cranes, Rock Pratincole, Ludwig’s and Kori Bustards, Rüppell’s and Northern Black Korhaans, Secretarybird, Pel’s Fishing Owl (one of ten possible owls!), Hartlaub’s and Red-billed Spurfowls, Rüppell’s Parrot, Monteiro’s, Damara Red-billed and Bradfield’s Hornbills, Rockrunner, Violet Wood Hoopoe, Bare-cheeked, Southern Pied and Black-faced Babblers, Rosy-faced Lovebird, White-tailed Shrike, Herero Chat, chances for Shelley’s and Copper Sunbird, Dune, Gray’s and Benguela Long-billed Larks, Chestnut-banded Plover, Damara Tern, Cape, Bank and Crowned Cormorants, Burchell’s and Double-banded Coursers, African Oystercatcher, Bradfield’s Swift, Bokmakierie, Rufous-eared Warbler, South African Shelduck, Orange River White-eye, Dusky Sunbird, Cape Vulture, thousands of both Lesser and Greater Flamingos
The “Big Five” (Lion, Leopard, African Elephant, Black and White Rhinoceroses, African Buffalo), Cheetah, Hartmann’s sub-species of Mountain Zebra, Plains Zebra, Warthog, Giraffe, Roan and Sable Antelopes, Red Lechwe, Topi, Common Eland, Springbok, Sitatunga, Meerkat, Honey Badger, Dassie Rat, Spotted-necked Otter, South African and Damara Ground Squirrels, Wild Cat, Central African Large-spotted Genet
coastal estuaries, broad-leaved woodland, riverine forest, floodplains, grass plains, papyrus swamps, mountains, gravel and sandy deserts
pleasant in mornings/afternoons, hot midday, can be cooler in the evenings
relaxed pace, undemanding walks
Namib sand dunes, Spitzkoppe, Etosha, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, African art