Our Zambia Comprehensive 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. This Zambia birding 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 Zambia birding 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!
South Luangwa in Zambia is a vast area of pristine woodland and riverine vegetation that host a large contingent of sought-after birds and mammals. This has been described as one of the premier parks in Africa due to its huge variety of species, and a visit to Zambia or neighboring Malawi would be incomplete without experiencing the sheer magnitude and delight of this unique and beautiful area. What’s more, the park also contains one of the highest concentrations of Leopard in the world, and here we have a very good chance of observing these magnificent creatures, not to mention some really fantastic birds, including Racket-tailed Roller, Lilian’s Lovebird, Pel’s Fishing Owl and many more. This is a truly exciting Zambian birding and wildlife safari in areas where few tourists ever venture!
Rockjumper’s popular Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland safari visits the major highlights of three of Africa’s most remarkable countries. This comprehensive tour combines the endemic birds of the Namib Desert with spectacular tropical savanna and wetland species. Spending time observing mammals will also be a major feature as we seek creatures ranging from elephant-shrews to elephants, as well as the fabled “Big 5”. We explore the rugged Khomas highlands around Windhoek, the desert plains of the Namib-Naukluft, Walvis Bay where thousands of flamingos and other waterbirds feast on the riches of the cold Atlantic Ocean, unrivalled game-viewing in Etosha National Park, the world famous Okavango Delta in Botswana, the floodplains of the Okavango and Zambezi River systems, ending in Livingstone where we marvel at one of the natural wonders of the world, the mighty Victoria Falls. Birding targets on this fabulous adventure include Slaty Egret, Wattled Crane, Ludwig’s Bustard, Rüppell’s Korhaan, Pel’s Fishing Owl (one of ten possible owls!), Rockrunner, White-tailed Shrike and an incredible diversity of larks.