5 days: Three-in-One

2015-07-03 10.24.13

“We really enjoyed the three birding days with you in Kruger and Mariepskop as well as your very warm hospitality of your whole family!. Your knowledge of the birds and the nature is amazing. We learned a lot and saw a lot. Mariepskop is a great place and far from any standard tourist route. Many thanks for that great experience! It would be great if you could send me the itinerary for your other tours as well.” Take care and kind regards, Matthias Hartung, Germany

 3 day trips to: Kruger National Park, Mariepskop and Blyde river Canyon

DAY 1:  ARRIVAL

Road transfer from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit

Afternoon birding and game viewing walk if time permits

Possible species: Stierling’s Wren-warbler, Retz’s Helmet-shrike, Orange-breasted Bush-shrike, Burnt-necked Eremomela, Yellow-bellied Eremomela, Acacia Pied-barbet, Greater Honeyguide, Levaillant’s Cuckoo, African Fish Eagle, White-backed Vulture, Bearded Woodpecker, Marico Sunbird, Southern White-crowned Shrike, Brubru, Grey Penduline Tit, Grey-tit Flycatcher, Fairy Fly-catcher (winter)

DAY 2: HOEDSPRUIT TO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

100 species can be seen on a day trip in summer. 500+ species on the official Kruger National Park List.

We enter the Kruger Park at Orpen Gate.

Bird walk in Orpen Camp

Birding drive to Satara Camp

Bird walk and lunch in Satara Camp

Visit to Sweni Bird Hide

Return to Hoedspruit via Orpen gate

Possible species: Martial Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle, African Fish Eagle, Saddle-billed Stork, Kori Bustard, Secretary bird, White-headed Vulture, Lapped-faced Vulture, Bateleur, Brown Snake-eagle, Purple Roller, Broad-billed Roller, Carmine Bee-eater, Senegal Lapwing, Southern Ground-Hornbill, Red-breasted Swallow, Black-headed Oriole, Marico Sunbird, Violet-backed Starling, Long-tailed Paradise Whydah, Green-winged Pytilia, Sabota Lark, Stierling’s Barred-warbler, Melodious Lark, Comb Duck, Green Wood-Hoopoe and many more

DAY 3: HOEDSPRUIT TO MARIEPSKOP

Birding along the Mariepskop road

Birding Walk in Afro-montane Forest

Coffee break with view over the Blyde River Canyon

Birding on summit in Fynbos biome

18 SPECIAL AFRO-MONTANE SPECIES: Narina Trogon, Orange Ground-thrush, Black-fronted Bush-shrike, Olive Bush-shrike, Yellow-streaked Greenbul, Yellow-throated Woodland Warbler, White-starred Robin, Chorister Robin-chat Knysna Turaco, Bush Blackcap, Brown Scrub-robin, Terrestrial Brownbul, African Emerald Cuckoo, Blue-mantled Crested-flycatcher, Grey Cuckoo-shrike, Green Twinspot, Olive Woodpecker, Square-taliled Drongo, Swee Waxbill and also present Cape Batis, Bar-throated Apalis, Southern Boubou, Collared Sunbird

FYNBOS SPECIES: Gurney’s Sugarbird, Barrat’s Warbler, Forest Canary, Drakensberg Prinia, Cape Robin-chat, Malachite Sunbird, Lazy Cisticola, Southern Double-collared Sunbird

SAVANNAH & FORESTED MOUNTAIN SLOPES: Gorgeous Bush-shrike, Yellow-throated Longclaw, Broad-billed Roller, Jackal Buzzard, Forest Buzzard, Lizard Buzzard, Mountain Wagtail, Black Duck, Pygmy Kingfisher, Black Saw-wing, White-fronted Bee-eaters, Red-faced Cisticola, Little Bee-eaters, Broad-tailed Warbler, Croaking Cisticola, Purple-crested Turaco, Brown-crowned Tchagra

DAY 4: BLYDE RIVER CANYON

Early morning forest birding walk: Narina Trogon, Green Twinspot, Cape Batis, Scaly-throated Honeyguide

2 hour Boatride on Blyde Dam: African Finfoot, Half-collared Kingfisher, Trumpeter Hornbill, Crowned Eagle

Lunch

Afternoon riverine forest walk along Blyde river: Crowned Eagle, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Bearded Scrub-robin, White-throated Robin-chat, Giant Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher

Return to lodge

DAY 5: DEPARTURE

Road transfer from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg

PRICE:Please enquire

Price includes return road transfers from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit, 4-nights accommodation in a reputable lodge in or around Hoedspruit, all meals, all transfers, 3 full-days guided birding, park and entrance fees

Price excludes extra accommodation in Johannesburg before or after the tour, international flights, alcoholic beverages

Contact: info@birdingandwildlifesafaris.com

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Flights available between Johannesburg and Hoedspruit

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