South Africa Birding and Wildlife Spectacular

2021 Main Tour Pricing: ZAR 61,450, $3,740 US Dollars, or £2,990 GBP* for 14 Days and 13 Nights

 

2021 Cape Ext. Pricing: ZAR 26,950, $1,550 US Dollars, or £1240 GBP* for 6 Days and 5 Nights:

 

we can add a pelagic extension or visit the scenic and vineyard delights of the Stellenbosch wine lands and Franschhoek

 

Inclusions: 

 

  • Tour package includes all lodging, meals* and access fees to reserves, parks and other birding sites. 

  • Premier Bird Guide: All of our tours use the services of an excellent bird guide, often a well-recognized expert on birding in this area. Most trips have two excellent local birding guides.

  • Top-Rated Preparation Services: We support your preparation for the trip. We provide information on the birds you will see and all the travel details, including all logistic details (arrival plans, trip itinerary, lodging details and more), information on entry into South Africa and information on travel health issues, packing information and more. Most of our clients comment that our Trip Participation Guide is the best they have ever seen. 

  • Transport and Airport Transfers

    • Local ground transport is included. This includes a large transport van for most of the trip and jeeps in some locations.

    • We arrange transport to the hotel at the airport upon arrival, and we arrange for a transfer back to the airport at the end of the trip.

    • The tour will likely include one internal flight, and this costs extra. 

  • Acre for Bird Conservation: As part of our efforts to support bird conservation, we purchase in the name of customers (for each booking) at least one acre (but averaging between three and four acres) of wilderness to support bird conservation. As our trip prices are often 20% (and often even a better deal) less than our competition, this does not really cost you more and it is a great way to support bird conservation around the world.

  • Small Group Pricing: All the prices mentioned above for the main tour are for tour groups of six to eight participants, for the extension prices are for four to eight participants. We are happy to provide pricing for private groups with fewer than six participants.

 

Possible Additions to Basic Trip Pricing:

  • Extension Trip: 2021 Cape Extension (6 days): ZAR 26,950, $1,550 US Dollars, or £1,240 GBP.

 

*Pricing Notes and More Details:

 

  • Trip fixed in ZAR: Trip price is fixed in South African Rand (ZAR). Pricing in US Dollars, GBP and other currencies should be considered estimated from May 2020. A final invoice will be based upon exchange rates charged by our banks about 100 days before the start of the trip.

    • Please note that each year over the last few years (historically speaking) the US Dollar strengthens against the ZAR between the time we price the trip in July to the time the trips run the following year. So US Dollar pricing should improve.

    • Price presented in British Pounds: I believe the British Pound will strengthen in the months ahead, again giving UK clients better pricing by the time these tours actually run.

  • Bank Fees: We do not charge bank fees for wire transfers for clients paying into our accounts in the United States, the United Kingdom and/or Canada.

  • Note on Meal Inclusion: Meals include three meals per day during any full day of the trip. The arrival day does include lunch and supper, as most flights arrive in the morning. The departure day includes only breakfast, as most flights leave in the morning.

  • Note on Beverage Inclusion: Most of our meals are provided by the lodges, and we follow their practices in providing beverages at mealtime. Most beverages are your choice and are an additional expense which you pay to the restaurant directly. We provide water at the table for supper. We also provide bottled water during the birding day. 

  • Group Size: We anticipate a group of 6 to 8 participants, and pricing is based upon this group size for the main tour, for the extension, price is based on four to eight participants.

 

Optional Costs for Booking the Trip:

 

Single Room Supplement: 

2021

  • 15 Days and 14 Nights: ZAR 5,450 ($ 310 USD or £250 GBP*)

  • Cape Extension: ZAR 1,800 ($ 100 USD or £80 GBP*)

 

The price we charge for the additional cost of anyone not sharing a room with another birder (and/or a spouse). If you want a single room, please let us know. We are often able to find a roommate for those wanting to share a room with a person of the same sex.

 

Pre-Paid Tipping for Meals/Lodging: Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff, and restaurants staff are included in pricing for this tour. However, this does not include your trip leader/bird guide. 

 

Notes on Other Tour Costs: Exclusions: 

  • You will need to pay for any flight costs involved in this trip. 

    • This will include flights to Johannesburg from your home airport. 

    • The main trip ends in Durban, and from there you will have to fly to Johannesburg.

    • The main trip ends in Durban, and from there you will have to fly to Johannesburg (for flights home).  Flights Durban to Johannesburg cost about $50 to $60 USD (40 to 50 GBP).

    • If you do the Western Cape Extension, you will likely need two internal flights. (1) The flight Durban to Cape Town costs $60 to $80 USD (50 to 70 GBP), and (2) the flight Cape Town to Johannesburg costs about the same.

    • You may save a little bit by booking these flights together.

    • We do book flights at actual costs, and we charge you actual costs. No booking fees are added.

  • The tour fee does not include taxes/fees for entering or exiting the country, telephone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature.

  • Tips for birding guides are not included in the tour price.

 

Want More Tour Information or Have Questions about Pricing?

 

Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 in Colorado or toll free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912) or Jennifer (in the UK at +44 755 214 2976, in Suffolk), and/or email info@pibird.com.

 

We are happy to answer any question you may have and/or provide you trip reports (reports of birds and other wildlife actually seen on our trips) or more details on trip logistics (from vehicles used to lodging details).

 

Like to Book these Trips:

 

Booking by Phone in the USA: Call Charles at the Partnership for International Birding toll free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912. Charles can also be reached on his cell phone at 720-320-1974.

 

Booking by Phone in the UK: Call Jennifer at the Partnership for International Birding’s UK office at 44 755 214-2976, in Suffolk)

 

Tour Pricing Update Note: These tour prices were updated August 25, 2020 for all 2021 tour dates.  

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More details about this Trip:

Contact in the USA: Charles:

Forms and payments should be mailed to:

Charles Thornton-Kolbe (in Denver, Colorado)

Toll Free: (from USA or Canada): 

888-203-7464

Telephone: 720-320-1974

Email: charles@pibird.com

Address:

2443 South University

Suit 199

Denver, CO 80210

 

Partnership For International Birding

Address:

PO Box 219

Olyphant, PA 18447

Contact in the UK: Jennifer De Souza:

Jennifer De Souza (in Suffolk, England) 

Telephone: +44 755 214 2976

Address:

The Roost, Leiston Road

Middleton

Saxmundham

Suffolk

IP17 3NS

UK