Sonya and I really appreciate all of your hard work….that truly was one of our trips of a lifetime. And that is saying something since that bar is constantly getting raised by all of our travel. Rockjumper can definitely count us in as repeat guests and I would count it as good fortune if you were our guide again.
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
What our clients say about tours to Namibia, Botswana & Zambia
- RC, NBZ IV 2014
Greg is an excellent birder and worked hard to find as many species as possible, and also to make sure that everyone saw them. He was very genial company and took great care of everyone.RA & MA, Namibia, Botswana & 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.SC, Namibia, Botswana & Zambia
This [Budget Namibia Birding] trip was a wonderful and unique experience for me. I was pleased with everything about it and also was pleased with myself for having met the challenge of camping and hiking and living out of a tent (most of the nights). It’s not something I’ve done for quite some years. I actually felt renewed and revitalized when it was over. Thanks to everyone for an experience of a lifetime for me!Budget Namibia
Thank you for a wonderful trip! Thank you, Andre Bernon, for all you did to make it so memorable!SS & SC: Namibia, Botswana & Zambia
Glen was very organised and knowledgeable. He gave clear directions as to what we would be doing the following day. He has a very calm and friendly manner. He has extremely good hearing and the ability to both hear the birds and point them out. He was very helpful to assist me when I did not see where the bird was. I would certainly like to travel with him again.JS, NBZ 2015
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.DC, Zambia 2017
Greg is an excellent guide with great people skills. We appreciated him very much.MM & EM, Namibia, Botswana & Zambia
Greg de Klerk was very considerate of individual needs. He is also extremely knowledgeable about ornithology, wildlife, geology, local cultures and languages. A fountain of helpful information. I would certainly travel with Greg again, and would recommend him to others.JM, Namibia, Botswana & Zambia 2015
Wayne Jones is without a doubt one of the best guides I’ve ever been with. His ability to identify birds “on the wing” is unequaled.LF, NBZ III 2015