This exciting tour concentrates on the highlights of one of Africa’s most remarkable countries, offering vast areas of pristine wilderness and a great diversity of habitat. The tour visits a number of incredible sites within the country, from the breath-taking Victoria Falls, aptly named by the locals as “the smoke that thunders”, to the rich miombo woodlands, mushitus (riverine forest) and dambos (seasonally inundated wetlands) around Mwinilunga, Mutinondo and various areas in-between. Key sites include the fabulous Choma region where we can expect to enjoy a wonderful selection of birds such as the endemic Chaplin’s Barbet together with Racket-tailed Roller, Red-capped Crombec and Fülleborn’s Longclaw. The Kafue area features the country’s second endemic bird species, the delightful Black-cheeked Lovebird, and we stand excellent chances at finding this gorgeous species. Further north towards Mutanda and beyond the extensive miombo woodlands and bridge crossings give us ample opportunity to find Sharp-tailed Starling, Miombo Pied Barbet, Red-throated Cliff Swallow and the rare Bamboo Warbler. One of the ultimate sites on the route is sure to be the remote north-west of the country which holds an incredible variety of localised specialities. Grimwood’s Longclaw, Bocage’s Weaver, Black-collared Bulbul, Angola Lark, Forbes’s Plover, Bannerman’s Sunbird, Black-and-rufous Swallow, Black-necked Eremomela, Laura’s Woodland Warbler and Margaret’s Batis will all feature prominently. Our final site on this fabulous tour will be the vast Mutinondo Wilderness where we stand excellent chances of finding Bar-winged Weaver, Anchieta’s Barbet, Anchieta’s Sunbird, Bocage’s Akalat, Böhm’s Flycatcher and Souza’s Shrike. We invite you to join us on this incredible adventure through one of Africa’s most beautiful countries!
Chaplin’s, Anchieta’s, Whyte’s, Black-backed & Miombo Pied Barbet, Böhm’s & Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Racket-tailed Roller, Red-capped Crombec, Fülleborn’s & Grimwood’s Longclaw, Black-cheeked Lovebird, Sharp-tailed Starling, Red-throated Cliff Swallow, Bamboo Warbler, Bocage’s & Bar-winged Weaver, Black-collared Bulbul, Angola Lark, Forbes’s Plover, Bannerman’s, Shelley’s, Bates’s & Anchieta’s Sunbird, Black-and-rufous Swallow, Black-necked Eremomela, Laura’s Woodland & Evergreen Forest Warbler, Margaret’s Batis, Bocage’s Akalat, Böhm’s Flycatcher, Souza’s Shrike, Schalow’s & Ross’s Turaco, Thick-billed Cuckoo, Half-collared & Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Collared Palm Thrush, Rock & Collared Pratincole, Lesser Jacana, Lesser Moorhen, Sooty Chat, Red-throated Twinspot, Brown Firefinch, Orange-winged Pytilia, Bennett’s & Green-backed Woodpecker, Southern & Yellow-bellied Hyliota, White-winged Black & Miombo Tit, Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah, Black-eared & Reichard’s Seedeater, Cabanis’s Bunting, Saddle-billed Stork, African Pygmy Goose, Pennant-winged & Swamp Nightjar, Narina Trogon, Yellow-mantled and Marsh Widowbird, Three-banded Courser, Pale-billed & Bradfield’s Hornbill, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Dickinson’s Kestrel, Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Weaver, Black-collared Bulbul, Dambo & Whistling Cisticola, Western Bronze-naped & Afep Pigeon, Western Banded Snake Eagle, Buff-throated & Brown-headed Apalis, Marsh Tchagra, Black-bellied Seedcracker, Denham’s Bustard, Locust Finch, Perrin’s Bushshrike, White-breasted and Purple-throated Cuckooshrike, Miombo Scrub Robin, Stierling’s Wren-Warbler, Chestnut-headed Flufftail, Fawn-breasted Waxbill
African Elephant, Lion, African Wild Dog, Leopard, Cheetah, Red Lechwe, Hartebeest (Liechtenstein’s sub-species), Sable, Roan, Puku, Sitatunga, Defassa Waterbuck, Eland, Hippopotamus
miombo woodlands, mushitus (riverine forest), dambos, marshes, dense thickets, riverine forest, wetlands, mopane forest, grasslands, swamps, mavunda’ forest, Brachystegia woodland
cool to chilly in the mornings, warming up nicely during the day. Expect little to no rain.
Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Great North Road