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1-14 August 2003: Introduction to South Africa birding tour for a ground price under US$3,000!

This is a 2-week tour in which birding is maximized while driving time is minimized. Participants will traverse an exciting loop that runs from Johannesburg to the spectacular Drakensberg mountains, then through very interesting (bird-wise) temperate forests en route to the Kwazulu/Natal coast, then to northern Zululand (which is truly famed for its spectacular bird diversity), through scenic Swaziland, into Kruger, (to South Africans the greatest national park on earth full of big game and predators etc.) and finally to the forested escarpment separating the subtropical lowlands from the temperate highland plateau on which the mile-high city of Johannesburg lies. Before flying out of Johannesburg, however, birders will sample birds typical of the drier western areas of South Africa, around Rust de Winter reservoir north-west of Pretoria. Given two weeks, this itinerary provides the most sensible introduction to sub-Saharan African birding, as well as to typically South African birding: huge numbers of species will be seen (the typical bird list for this 2-week loop is amongst the very highest in the world), and there are also see large numbers of South African endemics to be had.A tailor-made extension to this tour is also available to find the endemics from Cape Town to the northern Cape, where the overall bird diversities are lower but where the list of endemics is remarkable. This 2-week Introduction to South Africa tour also (apart from providing hundreds of bird species), gives the opportunity of seeing lions, cheetahs, leopards (these are always with luck, however), elephants, rhinos, crocodiles, hippos, plus numerous other mammal species, and breathtaking scenery. For contacts and further details mail me! bo@fatbirder.com

4th July 2014