2017 Tour Calendar

A stunning male Siamese Fireback

Cambodia Feb/Mar 2017: $3500 pps for 4 participants

This 10 day trip to Cambodia gives you the chance of finding some of the rarer birds in Asia.

Think Bengal Florican, Giant and White-shouldered Ibis and three species of vultures, once on the brink of extinction. A large variety of woodpeckers, owls, storks and other waterbirds may be seen, as well as the absolutely stunning Pied Harrier.

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Vietnam March 2017, price from $2150 pps for a 10 day trip

We visit southern and central Vietnam, where we experience a fantastic mixture of pittas, broadbills, barbets, woodpeckers and loads more. The mammals are  pretty special too, with langurs, gibbons and macaques, antelope, squirrels and shrews likely to be seen. The endemic count is pretty good too, with the likes of Vietnamese Cutia & Orange-breasted Laughingthrush.

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Stresemann’s Bush Crow

Ethiopia, April 2017, from $4575 pps for a group of 8

Highest number of endemic birds in Africa with specials including Ruspoli’s Turaco, Thick-billed Raven, Rouget’s Rail, Stresemann’s Bushcrow and more.  On the mammal front, we have good chances of seeing the highly endangered Ethiopian Wolf, Gelada Baboon and possibly Striped Hyena.

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Long-tailed Hawk

Ghana Mega Trip, late April, from €1,900pps

The best of West African birding from rain forests to dry savannah.  Highlights include the peculiar White-necked Rockfowl, African Piculet and various other upper Guinea endemics. Other excellent species include Blue Cuckoo-shrike, Black Bee-eater, Egyptian Plover and Standard-winged Nightjar.

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Central-North Namibia, July 2017, 9 days, from R25 500 pps

Flying in to Windhoek, we get off to a flying start looking for the likes of Rockrunner and Augur Buzzard at Windhoek Dam. We visit the coastal areas for Dune and Gray’s Larks and then head northwards, stopping near Omaruru, Kamanjab, then on to the famed Kunene River, where Grey Kestrel, Rufous-tailed Palm Thrush, Cinderella Waxbill and one of the latest finds in the area, Angola Cave Chat, poke their heads into our region. We return on the east side of Etosha, before heading back down to Windhoek for your flight home.

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Sclater's Lark

Northern Cape Larks and endemics June 2017

No birding in winter? Fear not, this is probably the best time to go in search of the range restricted endemic larks in the Northern Cape. We drive from Johannesburg, overnighting in Pofadder, Springbok and Upington.

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Uganda June/July 2017

The best of East Africa with excellent opportunities for Shoebill, Great Blue Turaco, African Green Broadbill, Green-breasted Pitta, amongst several other Albertine Rift endemics, Mountain Gorillas and Chimps. Uganda has to be on everyone’s bucket-list! Contact us on info@bustardsbirding.co.za for customised trips, short to three weeks depending on your desired itinerary.

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Sharp-tailed Starling

Caprivi strip & Okavango panhandle, October 2017, from R25,000 pps

This trip focuses on the specials of the north-eastern Namibia along the Zambezi and Kavango Rivers and the panhandle of the Okavango.  This area is excellent for Pygmy Goose, African Skimmer, Rock Pratincole, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Wattled Crane and more. Being on the northern boundary of the Southern African region, it is a desirable location where species on the limits of their range, such as Souza’s Shrike, Rufous-bellied Tit and Sharp-tailed Starling can be found, as well as being one of the easiest places to find the swamp specialist, Luapula Cisticola.

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Eastern Zimbabwe and Central Mozambique, December, $2,000 pps

This trip offers your best chance of seeing the elusive African Pitta, as they perform their curious display at the start of the rainy season. Also present are African Broadbill, Swynnerton’s Robin and White-chested Alethe. We will visit the only known site for Bohm’s Bee-eater in the southern African region and will climb Mount Gorongosa for the localised population of Green-headed Oriole.

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All prices are dependant on the number of people taking the tour. For other pricing please contact one of the Bustards Team.