"Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?" - Sir David Attenborough
Of the 2,477 bird species in Africa, over 50% of them (1,400) are endemic to the continent, meaning these beautiful, tropical lands are a birdwatcher’s paradise.
From the beautifully coloured, sky-diving lilac-breasted roller, to the little bee-eater often seen on safari. From the ungainly marabou stork, proud member of the Ugly Five, to the flightless ostrich. There are many well-known and much-loved birds, as well as hundreds more weird and wonderful winged creatures you’ll discover on safari.
Most camps and lodges offer nature walks with birding expects who will help you spot birds and even identify these feathered creatures by their melody. Some properties have a photography hide dedicated to quiet, camouflaged observation, while canoeing and boating are excellent ways to view the water birds along with many other aquatic animals.
For those who would like a more professional guiding service, we can recommend the best birdwatching spots and lodges to choose, and arrange a professional ornithologist resident to the area you’re staying in, with excellent knowledge of the local birdlife.