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South Africa Comprehensive Birding and Wildlife Spectacular Tour Pricing

2021 Main Tour Pricing: ZAR 97,950, $5,630 US Dollars, or £4,500 GBP* for 22 Days and 21 Nights


2021 South Africa Kruger Ext. Pricing: ZAR 25,950, $1,490 US Dollars, or £1,190 GBP* for 5 Days and 4 Nights




  • 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.

    • Internal flight costs are not included in the tour cost.  

  • 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 are for tour groups of six to eight participants. We are happy to provide pricing for private groups with fewer than six participants.


Possible Additions to Basic Trip Pricing:

  • Extension: South Africa Kruger: ZAR 25,950 ($1,490 USD*, or £1,190 GBP*)


*Pricing Notes and More Details:


  • Trip Priced 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. 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 April to the time the trips run the following year. So US Dollar pricing should improve.

    • Price in British Pounds: Our GBP/British Pound pricing is based upon an exchange rate of 1.25 US Dollars per British Pound for both 2020 updates and 2021. The true exchange rate as of May 11, 2020 was 1.25 USD on the British Pound. We will charge you the actual transaction rate here, but please note that we work to minimize transaction costs.  

  • 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 meal time. 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.


Optional Costs for Booking the Trip:


Single Room Supplement: 

22 Days and 21 Nights Main Trip: ZAR 6,750 ($390 USD*, or £310 GBP*)

Kruger Extension: ZAR 4,500 ($260 USD*, or £210 GBP*)


This is 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.

    • There are usually two flights required for participants flying into Johannesburg (which is often the case). (1) The flight Durban to Cape Town costs $60 to $80 USD (50 to 60 GBP), and (2) the flight Cape Town to Johannesburg costs about the same. I would budget $120 USD to $160 USD (100 GBP* to 130 GBP*) for both of these flights (total together).

    • 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


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 28, 2020 for all 2021 tour dates.    


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