|"143 endemics, near endemics and African specialities make a great trip for the world
bird watcher and wildlife lover."
|Day 1: Arrival to Johannesburg and then birding stops for
various habitats to Polokwane.
Day 2: AM Birding Polokwane bushveld and Polkwane
Nature Preserve; Rest of day birding Magoebaskloof
Day 3: Wakkerstroom Marsh
Day 4: Wakkerstroom: Additional birding and wildlife
watching in grasslands and other habits.
Day 5: Early AM Wakkerstroom Birding Wrap Up. Rest
of Day Birding/Driving to Mkuze.
Day 6: Mkuze area: We will spend the whole day
exploring the wonders of the area.
Day 7: Mkuze to St Lucia: Bird our way through a patch
of forest that flanks the St Lucia estuary.
Day 8: Greater St Lucia Wetland Park to Eshowe
Day 9: Eshowe to Underberg: Dlinza Forest.
Day 10: Sani Pass: Birding en route to Lesotho.
Day 11: Underberg to Hilton
Day 12: Hilton to De Hoop via Durban and Cape Town
flight to Cape Town.
Day 13: De Hoop Nature Reserve to Cape Town
PM Birding in Hottentots-Holland’s Mountains.
Days 14 and 15: Cape Peninsula:explore the peninsula
for its numerous endemics.
Day 16: Cape Town: West Coast National Park.
Day 17: Langebaan to Calvinia: Paleisheuwel.
Day 18: Calvinia & Brandvlei
Day 19: Calvinia to Springbok: Goegap Nature Reserve
Day 20: Springbok to Port Nolloth and return: Birding
Port Nolloth area.
Day 21: Springbok to Augrabies Falls National Park
Birding in gravel plains surrounding Pofadder, Orange
River, and Augrabies Falls.
Day 22: Birding Augrabies Falls National Park and drive
Day 23: Kimberley: The Kamfer’s Dam
Day 24: Flights Onward: Travel Kimberley to
Johannesburg and then Flights Home
|South Africa Endemics and More Spectacular
|South Africa has the highest number of endemic and near-
endemic bird species of any country on the African
continent. The focus of this 24-day endemics spectacular
birding tour is to see as many of these South African
endemic and near-endemic species as possible. Almost all
143 birds falling into this category are targeted during the
tour. Some of these special birds are truly beautiful,
charismatic and spectacular, including the Drakensberg
Rockjumper and Blue Crane. This trip also aims to find
the endangered and/or range restricted species as well,
such as Rudd’s Lark and Botha’s Lark. We will also find a
every member of the endemic Rockjumper family (this
family is endemic to South Africa). Furthermore, we will
seek out other special and sought-after African species.
During the course of this tour, we will rack up a very
impressive bird list in terms of species numbers, rarities
and great sightings. Mammals will likewise form a major
focus of our attention, and we also enjoy the incredible
diversity of reptiles, amphibians and other wildlife of South
Africa. We invite you to join us on this exciting celebration
of endemic treasures during this ultimate South African
Spectacular birding adventure!
|Polkwane, Magoebaskloof, Wakkerstroom,
|For More Information or to Register for a Trip, call Charles at 888-203-7464
extension 912 or Charles directly at 720-320-1974 or by email at
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